Salaries Tax

Withholding


How to apply

Target Groups and Application Eligibility:

In the following situations, employers should withhold the tax amount from the income of part-timers or employees in accordance with the Table of Tax Rates of the Salaries Tax Regulations:
a. For part-timers: Daily wage and other taxable income exceed MOP$422.00;
b. For employees: Monthly income exceeds MOP$10,566.00.

Application Approach:

A taxpayer or an authorized person must go through the formalities in person; Online submission is also available (please refer to the electronic services of the Financial Services Bureau for more information).

Required Document:

Revenue Tax Payment Slip.

Time Needed:

Withholding tax from the preceding quarter should be paid by the 15th of January, April, July and October annually.


Service location and office hours

Application Location:

  1. The“Finanças” Building-Tax Collection Unit:
    Ground floor, the “Financas” Building, 575, 579 & 585 Avenida da Praia Grande, Macao.
  2. Macao Government Services Centre-Tax Collection Unit:
    52 Rua Nova da Areia Preta, Macao.
  3. Macao Government Services Centre in Islands-Tax Collection Unit:
    Third floor, 225 Rua de Coimbra, Taipa.

Office Hours:

  1. The“Finanças” Building-Tax Collection Unit:
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00 – 18:00
    Friday: 9:00 – 17:45
    Closed on weekends and public holidays
  2. Macao Government Services Centre-Tax Collection Unit and Macao Government Services Centre in Islands-Tax Collection Unit:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 – 18:00
    Closed on weekends and public holidays

Remark / Guidance notes

  1. If the amount which should be withheld is more than the actual tax amount paid, employer entities should pay the difference to the Tax Collection Unit by filing the Revenue Tax Payment Slip within January in the following year;
  2. Failure to pay the mentioned tax amount difference above is liable to fines of MOP$500.00 to a double of the tax amount due.

Special situations:

  1. If non-local artists, lecturers, scientists, technicians and specialized workers are hired by individuals or groups, a minimum 5% of the income received should be withheld in accordance with the tax rates stated in Article No. 7 of the Salaries Tax Regulations, even the income does not exceed the exemption amount;
  2. The mentioned withholding tax above should be paid to the Tax Collection Unit of the “Finanças” Building, Macao Government Services Centre or Macao Government Services Centre in Islands, within 15 days after the payment date of remunerations in accordance with the provision of Article No. 32 of the Salaries Tax Regulations.

Salaries Tax Simulation Calculation.

Penalties:

  1. Failure to pay the withholding amount is liable to fines of MOP$500.00 to the amount of tax payment due;
  2. If the withholding tax is paid after the statutory deadline, a fine of MOP$500.00 to tax payment amount due will be incurred;
  3. Failure to pay the withholding tax or the actual tax paid which is lesser than the amount of the withholding tax is liable to fines of MOP$500.00 to a double of the tax amount due;
  4. The fine will be raised to a double for recidivists.  The offender who commits the same offence within 18 months after being fined for some offence is considered as recidivist;
  5. The fine will be reduced to half for the offender who spontaneously pays it.

Content provider: Financial Services Bureau (DSF)

Last modified: 2019-07-17 15:17

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