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April is the Month for Payment of Contributions and FSS Reminds Employers and Residents to Pay Contributions as Early as Possible


2020-04-22

Under the Social Security System, April is the month for payment of contributions for the first quarter of this year.  The Social Security Fund (abbreviated to FSS in Macao) reminds that 30th April (Thursday) is the first day of consecutive holidays, and the contribution period will be extended to the next working day.  The FSS expects that the number of people at the service point will increase approaching the end of the month.  Employers are urged to make early payments and use appointment services, and employers who have already applied for the use of electronic filing service, and beneficiaries of the arbitrary system should make use of the electronic payment channels as much as possible.

Due to the consecutive holidays (Buddha’s Birthday, Labour Day, and Saturday and Sunday) that begin on 30th April, the deadline for payment of contributions for the first quarter of this year will be extended to 4th May (Monday).  The FSS urges all employers to pay contributions for their local long-term employees as soon as possible.  If a non-resident worker is hired, the employer must pay the employment fee for the non-resident worker as well.  For payment of contributions and 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 electronic payment channels such as Autopay, online banking, ATMs of nine desiganated 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 their local long-term employees during the quarter, other employers can 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.

By law, employers are required to pay a late payment interest and a fine if they make their payments late.  As for beneficiaries of the arbitrary system, those who are late to pay contributions 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 website at www.fss.gov.mo, or call 2853 2850 during office hours for enquiries.