First-time artists to benefit from lower social security contributions

First-time artists to benefit from lower social security contributions
The Federal Minister for Minister for the Self-employed, David Clarinval (MR). Credit: Laurie Dieffembacq/Belga.

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.


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