Broadcasting contributions now have the potential to become even higher. So far, there were regular memories of the GEZ payments. These are eliminated.

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Kassel – Almost every household in Germany has to pay the broadcasting contribution. The lump sum is in this case – unlike an earlier regulation, before the reception via the Internet was also possible via computers and mobile – regardless of whether and if so, how many radio equipment has the owners of an apartment.

GEZ creates service: Respond customers to change the broadcasting fees

The broadcasting fee is the main source of income for ARD, ZDF and the Deutschland radio. It is driven by the contribution service of the state-owned radio institutions (formerly fee collection center of the public service broadcasters, short: GEZ) and that for distress with enforcement proceedings on the competent office of the city *.

Only in the summer of 2021, the broadcast contributions were increased to € 18.36 per month *, the next decision follows with consequences for consumers: the multiple reminder of the payment is now set. In the case of a payment per quarter, therefore, the deadlines should be noticed in the calendar.

Because so far, consumers who transfer without direct debit, a payment reminder and also the transfer slip were sent four times a year.

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Not anymore. Only once a year the memory would take place, warns the consumer protection center. It is possible to change the payment interval, and pay only once a year for every twelve months. Then the annual writing is still serving as a reminder. The sum of the contributions of a year is then 220,32 euros, as reports.

Households are still called to pay deadline. Anyone who is forgetful, that will be even more expensive in the future: Anyone who does not pay their broadcasting fees punctually in the future must expect default interest *, shares the consumer protection center.

The consumer protectors therefore advise the GEZ a SEPA direct debit mandate. So the broadcasting contributions are automatically deducted from the account and can not be forgotten. If you want to use the direct debit procedure, you can easily deposit your data via online form (more service news * at payment).

Broadcasting contribution: Who does not pay attention, must expect an extra cost of the GEZ

Because interest can be made with repeated forgetting a big difference. One percent of the amount owed, but at least eight euros, are due additionally in case of delay – this can then add up to the year to 32 euros additional costs.

If you do not do the payment, you have to expect reminders and a commitment notice. Both is associated with additional costs according to the consumer center. Who has questions, for example, to liberation from the contribution, the telephone consultation on Tuesdays from 8.30 am to 10.30 am and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm under the telephone number 030/21485160. _ * HNA.DE is like payment part of the editorial network of ips.Media_.

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