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Egypt introduces new Social Security contribution basis from July 1, 2018.

Effective from July 1, 2018, Egypt is amending the minimum and maximum amounts used for the calculation of the fixed and variable components of the social security contributions, as follows:

Social Security Contribution Component Applicable Wage Types Monthly Minimum Amount in EGP Maximum Amount in EGP Employee Contribution %age Employer Contribution %age
Fixed Basic Salary 625 1,510 14% 26%
Variable Basic Salary exceeding the Fixed Component maximum amount and all other wage types N/A 3,360 11% 24%

In accordance with the amended minimum and maximum amounts, the social security contributions for an employee earning a total monthly salary of EGP 4,870 or more are calculated as summarized below:

Contributor Fixed Component Calculation Base in EGP Variable Component Calculation Base in EGP Monthly Fixed Component Employee Contribution in EGP Monthly Variable Component Employee Contribution in EGP Total Monthly Social Security Contribution in EGP
Employee 1,510 3,360 211.40 369.60 581.00
Employer 1,510 3,360 392.60 806.40 1,199.00
Total     604.00 1,176.00 1,780.00

The amended rates will apply to all wages and salaries earned after July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Contact Mercans’ payroll outsourcing team in Egypt to ensure that your payroll calculations are accurate and compliant.