This question already has an answer here:

Recently I've got a 385 Euro bill for Rundfunkbeiträge - it's a payment every German household should pay for public broadcasting. I was frustrated, however my coworkers told me that this is for almost two years and, well, I have no other option rather than just to put up with it, which I did. Now I've got bill 52 Euro for next three months and I've found that's is psychologically difficult for me to pay for something apart from taxes from that I don't even use.

My question would be - talking into account that this is not a tax - is there any legal way not to pay for public broadcasting.

marked as duplicate by Jan Doggen, Dipen Shah, Giorgio, audionuma, Community Feb 15 at 22:49

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • Other than a death certificate, nothing will work. – gnasher729 Feb 14 at 0:06
  • @gnasher729 sooner or later I think I end up with this )))) – shabunc Feb 14 at 12:29
  • The legal way is not having your own household. Join a shared flat and complain about it as a group (as the main tenant still has to pay and would certainly bill the others.) – Janka Feb 18 at 21:08

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.