On Wednesday, a parliamentary committee approved a bill to give artists the same reduction in social security contributions as first-time self-employed registrants.
The extension of the first-time starter scheme was announced by David Clarinval (MR), the Federal Minister for the Self-employed, as part of the government's overall reform of the "artist" status.
In a statement, he explained that this was "an important measure" for artists starting out as self-employed workers. It will allow them to pay lower social security contributions.
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Furthermore, this scheme will be extended for their first eight quarters, instead of the current four quarters.
Additionally, these artists will be entitled to a one-off reduction of €111.94 on their social security contributions for their first quarter.