Household check for mini-jobs in private households Implementation

Service Description

The household check procedure is a simplified registration and contribution procedure for social insurance for private households. You must fill out the household check if you want to register or deregister a household help on a mini-job basis or if you need to send changes in employment data to the Minijob-Zentrale.

Minijobs in private households are a special form of marginal employment. They receive special state support in the form of low social security contributions, a flat-rate wage tax and a tax reduction.

With the household check, the employer reports the essential data on the employment in the private household. On this basis, the Minijob-Zentrale calculates the social security contributions, apportionments and taxes. It collects these contributions from your account by direct debit every six months. The Minijob-Zentrale also takes care of the notification to the statutory accident insurance and the collection of accident insurance contributions.

Family members as domestic help:

  • A close relative can also perform a mini-job as a household helper with you, which must be reported to the Minijob-Zentrale. However, it will then be checked whether the employment contract was only concluded in pretence or whether the activity merely constitutes family assistance.
  • As a rule, a paid employment relationship between spouses is not possible. The same applies to children who perform services in the parental household, as long as they belong to the household and are maintained by the parents.

Semiannual check:

  • If you pay your household help a different amount of pay each month instead of a constant fixed amount, you would legally have to submit a new household check each time.
  • To relieve yourself of this bureaucratic obligation, you can use a six-monthly check. The form covers a period of one calendar half-year. You simply enter the applicable months and certify the alternate earnings.
  • If you already indicate on the "normal" household check when you register that the remuneration paid fluctuates monthly, you will automatically receive a half-year check from the Minijob-Zentrale.

Change check:

  • With the change check, you inform the Minijob-Zentrale if, for example, the amount of your household help's earnings, bank details or a contact address has changed.

Notifications and certificates:

  • At the beginning and end of employment and at the end of the year, the Minijob-Zentrale reports the individual data of each employee resulting from the household check procedure to the data office of the pension insurance institutions.
  • The household help receives a written notification about this. In addition, the Minijob-Zentrale transmits the data on the private household to the accident insurance.
  • You will receive from the Minijob-Zentrale:
    • before the respective due date, a notice about the amount of the levies to be collected for the corresponding levy period, and
    • after the end of a calendar year, a certificate for the tax office stating the period for which contributions to the pension insurance were paid and the amount of remuneration paid in the previous year and the duties payable on it.

Budget check calculator:

  • The amount of contributions to the Minijob-Zentrale as well as the reduction in income tax can be easily determined using the household check calculator.
  • In principle, the following applies: For private households, the employer's contributions to the Minijob-Zentrale amount to a maximum of 14.79 percent of gross pay since January 1, 2022. Monthly maximum EUR 66.56 (EUR 450.00 x 14.79 percent).
  • If the employee opts for full pension coverage, a portion of his or her salary is also paid to the Minijob-Zentrale, up to a maximum of EUR 61.20 (450.00 x 13.6 percent) per month.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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