In case you have already decided to register as an autonomous worker, you must know that you are responsible for your contribution before the Social Security.
The contribution base derives from the “theoretical” salary you choose as an autonomous worker (which fluctuates between a minimum and a maximum each year). If you modify that amount you can apply for a change in the contribution base adjusting the same to the regime indicated for such operation.
Most autonomous workers choose the minimum contribution base during their first years of activity; however, the same can be changed (in the event of a potential retirement for example) up to four times a year. It is worth mentioning that the payment of a higher contribution implies “a higher income in the event of illness or disability.”
Review the age limitations for each case: autonomous workers who are 47 or younger can choose freely their contribution base (within the minimum and maximum). In case of those who are 48 or older, they shall have a contribution base ranging between 963.30 and 1,964.70 Euro/month.
On the other hand, autonomous workers who paid “in any regime of the Social Security System” before turning 50, shall comply with some specific rules that will make them choose a contribution that can reach the 1,964.70 Euro/month.
To process this modification, you can visit the Administrative Offices of the Social Security Treasury or through the web-room, making sure that:
You access the service only if you have a digital certificate included in the list of “admitted certificates.”
Make sure that your identification date matches the data on the Social Security database.
Appear as a “registered” individual at the time to use the service.
It is important to clarify that, even if the change is requested, if afterwards the interested party doesn’t wish to move forward with the change, the individual can cancel the request within the same period, with the cancellation being effective as of December 31 of the year when the request was presented.