April is a contribution month of the Social Security Fund (abbreviated to FSS in Macao). In this month, employers are required to pay obligatory system contributions for their local long-term employees for the first quarter of 2021. If a non-resident worker is hired, the employer is required to pay the employment fee as well. In addition, beneficiaries of the arbitrary system are also advised to pay their contributions in April. The FSS calls on employers and beneficiaries of the arbitrary system who have already applied for the use of electronic filing service to use electronic payment channels as much as possible. If they need to visit a service point in person, they are also recommended to make an appointment in advance and get a ticket online in order to save waiting time.
Beneficiaries of the arbitrary system can use their Macao SAR Resident ID Card numbers to make their payment in the following ways:
- Self-service machines with FSS’s contribution logo;
- Designated banks’ payment counters, AutoPay or online banking, and BOC EXPRESS;
- Municipal Affairs Bureau's Public Services Centres and sub-stations;
- Service points of the FSS, including St. Lazarus Parish Field Office, FSS office at NAPE located on the 13th floor of the China Civil Plaza Building, Macao Government Services Centre (Social Security Affairs) and Macao Government Services Centre in Islands (Social Security Affairs).
Regarding contributions of the obligatory system, employers already applied for the use of electronic filling service are advised to make use of the AutoPay service as much as possible, or they may use the payment channels mentioned above (except self-service machines). Employers who have not yet applied for the use of electronic filing service can pay contributions and the employment fee at a service point of the FSS, and if there is no staff change of local long-term employees during the quarter, the payment can also be made at Municipal Affairs Bureau's Public Services Centres and sub-stations, or at the payment counters of designated banks.
In addition, beneficiaries or employers are also reminded that if they choose to make their payment by AutoPay, the relevant bank will deduct the amount on the last working day of the contribution month, and so they should make sure that there is enough money in their bank account for deduction.
If a person needs to make the payment in person at a service point of the FSS, he/she is recommended to make an appointment in advance or get a ticket online through "My Government Account of Macao SAR" mobile application or the website ( https://booking.gov.mo ) in order to reduce queueing time.
For more information about the payment of contributions, please visit the FSS’s website atwww.fss.gov.mo, or call 2853 2850 during office hours for enquiries.