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April is a Contribution Month and FSS Reminds Employers to Pay Contributions as Early as Possible


For the social security system, April is the contribution month for the first quarter of this year.  The Social Security Fund (abbreviated to FSS in Macao) reminds that the flow of people at the service points is expected to increase nearing the end of the month.  In order to avoid the peak flow at month end, employers should make their payments as early as possible, and those who have already applied for the electronic filing service should try to make use of the available electronic payment options for making their payments.  As of 23 April 2019, a total of 13,753 employers have already paid obligatory system contributions for their employees, accounting for 64% of the total number of employers who need to pay contributions.

All employers are required to pay contributions for their local long-term employees on or before 30 April (Tuesday).  If a non-resident worker is hired, employers must also pay the employment fee at the same time.  If there is no change in the employment situation of local long-term employees during the calendar quarter, the related contributions, and the employment fee for non-resident workers can be paid at the Municipal Affairs Bureau’s Central and Islands District Public Services Centres and Seac Pai Wan Station, or 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).  In addition, the FSS has added a new service point at the Centro de Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas (Área de Segurança Social) (Address: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.˚ andar, Taipa).  Businesses, or residents of the Islands District can also make their payments in person at the new service point.

Employers are required by law to pay a late payment interest and a fine if they make their payments late.  Beneficiaries of the arbitrary system who make their contributions late cannot settle the default contributions unless they pay contributions together with a late payment interest within two months after the expiration of the statutory deadline.

For more information, please visit the FSS website at www.fss.gov.mo or call 2853 2850 during office hours for enquiries.