For the Social Security System, July is the month for payment of contributions for the second quarter of this year. The Social Security Fund (abbreviated to FSS in Macao) reminds that the number of people at the service point is expected to increase approaching the end of the month. Employers are urged to make their payments early and make use of the appointment service. Employers already applied for the use of electronic filing service, and beneficiaries of the arbitrary system should make use of the electronic payment options as much as possible for their payment.
All employers must pay contributions for their local long-term employees on or before 31st July (Friday). If a non-resident worker is hired, the employer must pay the employment fee for the non-resident worker as well. For the payment of contributions, and the employment fee for non-resident workers, employers who use the electronic filing service and submit the employee data within the specified period of time can use the electronic payment options such as Autopay, online banking or ATMs of nine designated banks (including Bank of China Macau Branch, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Ltd., Banco Comercial de Macau, Tai Fung Bank, Banco Nacional Ultramarino, OCBC Wing Hang Bank, Macau Chinese Bank, Luso International Banking Limited and Delta Asia Bank) or the BOC EXPRESS. If there is no change in the employment situation of local long-term employees during the quarter, other employers may also pay the contributions at the Public Services Centres and sub-stations of Municipal Affairs Bureau or at the service counters of the nine designated banks.
For the payment of contributions, beneficiaries of the arbitrary system may use their Macao SAR Resident ID Card number on or before 31st July (Friday), either at the self-service machines with FSS’s label, the nine designated banks’ payment counters, Autopay or online banking, the BOC EXPRESS, Municipal Affairs Bureau’s Public Services Centres and sub-stations, or at a service point of the FSS. Alternatively, they may check the Electronic Payment Advice from the FSS’s website to obtain the beneficiary number and the electronic payment advice number, and pay contributions through a JETCO Network ATM.
If employers make their payments late, they are required by law to pay a late payment interest and a fine. As for beneficiaries of the arbitrary system, late payers cannot rectify the default contributions unless contributions are paid within two months after the expiry of the statutory period, plus a late payment interest. In order to reduce wait time, the FSS urges employers and residents to make an appointment in advance through the mobile application of “Conta Única de Acesso Comum” or on the website ( https://booking.gov.mo ).
For more information, members of the public may visit the FSS’s website at www.fss.gov.mo, or call 2853 2850 during office hours for enquiries.View gallery