Social Security contribution rate reduced to 2.5% for June - August 2021

HLB Thailand Tax Team

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The Thai Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Social Security Board to reduce contributions for both employers and employees from the current 5% rate to 2.5% for three months from June to August 2021, to alleviate the suffering of insured persons from the impact of Covid-19. 

The monthly wage base for contributions ranges from THB 1,650 to a maximum of THB 15,000 for each employee. 

The maximum contribution will therefore be reduced to THB 375 per month for both employers and employees for the three months from June to August 2021.

Monthly contributions by voluntary insured persons under Section 39 of the Social Security Act have also been reduced to THB 216 per month (from THB 432 per month) for three months from June to August 2021.

For social security contributions filed electronically for the 2021 year, the filing date is extended for seven working days. The extended filing deadlines for the remainder of the year are summarized below.

April 2021              – 27 May 2021

May 2021               – 24 June 2021

June 2021              – 29 July 2021

July 2021               – 25 August 2021

August 2021          – 27 September 2021

September 2021   – Other regions: 27 October 2021

                                – Central region: 28 October 2021

October 2021        – 24 November 2021

November 2021    – 24 December 2021

December 2021     – 24 January 2022

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