The Social Security Fund (abbreviated to FSS in Macao) reminds members of the public that July is a contribution month and employers must pay in this month the contributions of the obligatory system for their local long-term employees for the second quarter of this year. If employers have hired a non-resident worker, they must also pay the employment fee. On the other hand, beneficiaries of the arbitrary system must also pay their contributions in July. Starting this year, the contribution amount is 90 patacas per month, of which the contribution amount for the obligatory system is 30 patacas for the employee and 60 patacas for the employer, and the contribution amount for the arbitrary system is 90 patacas.
July is the second quarter’s contribution month for the Social Security System. All employers must pay in July the contributions of the obligatory system for their local long-term employees. If they have hired a non-resident worker, they must pay the employment fee at the same time. Employers only need to apply to the FSS for the Electronic Filing Service and then they can log in to the “Electronic Filing System” using their “ePass” accounts in order to report the employment information of their employees who belong to the obligatory system, enroll their employees as beneficiaries of the FSS, download the payment advice, view the staff’s employment information and the related payment records and send the relevant information and documents to the FSS via electronic transmission. Moreover, employers with non-resident workers can also view and download the List of Non-Resident Workers Required to Pay Employment Fee using the same online system. For employers who use the Electronic Filing Service, besides all service points of the FSS, the Islands District and the Central District Public Services Centres under the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (abbreviated to IACM in Macao) and payment counters of the nine designated banks in Macao, they can also make their payments through various e-payment channels. For details, please visit the thematic web page at www.fss.gov.mo/en/sites/edeclare.
For employers who have not applied for the Electronic Filing Service, their payment methods remain unchanged. Payment can be made in cash or by cheque/cashier’s order (payable to “Fundo de Segurança Social”) at the FSS’ St. Lazarus Parish Field Office, the FSS’ Field Office on the 13th Floor of China Civil Plaza in NAPE and Areia Preta Service Centre of the Macao SAR (Area of Social Security and Employment). Moreover, about the employment fee for non-resident workers and the contributions of the obligatory system where there is no change in employment situation of local long-term employees during the quarter, payment can also be made in cash or by cheque/cashier’s order (payable to “Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais”) at the Islands District and the Central District Public Services Centres under the IACM, or pay in cash or by cheque/cashier order (payable to “Fundo de Segurança Social”) at the 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) (the related banks only accept cheques and cashier orders of their own banks), or to pay by bank transfer between accounts of the same bank.
For beneficiaries of the arbitrary system, besides all service points of the FSS, the Islands District and the Central District Public Services Centres, or the nine designated banks, they can also make their payments using the autopay of the nine designated banks, the Jetco Network ATMs or online banking of Bank of China Macau Branch, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Ltd., Banco Comercial de Macau, Tai Fung Bank, Banco Nacional Ultramarino and OCBC Wing Hang Bank, or via the self-service machines of BOC EXPRESS.
For more information, please visit the FSS’ website at www.fss.gov.mo or call 2853 2850 during office hours for enquiries.