Jul 4, 2018 1 min read

Payroll Outsourcing Alert-Egypt

Contact Mercans’ Payroll Outsourcing Team in Egypt for Guaranteed Compliance.

Outsource your payroll in Egypt to Mercans to ensure your compliance with the new social security calculation rules.

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 ComponentApplicable Wage TypesMonthly Minimum Amount in EGPMaximum Amount in EGPEmployee Contribution %ageEmployer Contribution %age
FixedBasic Salary6251,51014% 26%
VariableBasic Salary exceeding the Fixed Component maximum amount and all other wage typesN/A 3,36011% 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:

ContributorFixed Component Calculation Base in EGPVariable Component Calculation Base in EGPMonthly Fixed Component Employee Contribution in EGP Monthly Variable Component Employee Contribution in EGP Total Monthly Social Security Contribution in EGP
Employee1,5103,360211.40369.60581.00
Employer1,5103,360392.60806.401,199.00
Total604.001,176.001,780.00

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.

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