How to Compute Your SSS, Pag-ibig, PhilHealth, and BIR WT Contributions (2019)

compute sss contribution pagibig philhealth bir taxI was the go-to person of my friends/colleagues in work when they’re trying to compute these deductions. So if you are looking on how to compute SSS contribution, Pag-ibig, PhilHealth, and BIR withholding tax then I think you came to the right place. You’ll be dealing with numbers but don’t worry because I made sure that you can easily follow the steps.

New SSS Contribution Table 2019

This post is updated due to the changes in SSS contribution in view of the recently approved “Social Security Act of 2018”. As a result, the table below is the new SSS contribution for an employed, self-employed, voluntary member, non-working spouse, kasambahay, and OFW member.

READ: New SSS Contribution Schedule 2019 | Bigger and Better Benefits

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Credits to SSS official website

Definition of Terms

  • Range of Compensation – is the lower and upper bound of your Monthly Salary Credit
  • Monthly Salary Credit (MSC) – is used by SSS to calculate the employee’s benefits and just right beside the range of compensation.
  • Employee Contribution (EE) – is the amount of contribution shouldered by the employee.
  • Employer Contribution (ER) – is the amount of contribution shouldered by the employer.
  • Self-employed (SE), Voluntary Member (VM), and OFW\

How to Compute Your Monthly SSS Contribution

The SSS contribution is the amount paid by the member in exchange for government-initiated social benefits. This is computed at 12% of your average monthly salary credit (MSC) but not exceeding Php 20,000. The employee’s share is 4% while the employer pays the remaining 8%.

Here is how to compute SSS contribution:

1. Use the Right SSS Contribution Table

SSS provided several tables to use depending on which category you fall into. So remember to always use the employee’s table if you are an employee, self-employed if you are doing business, non-working spouse if you are dependent on your spouse’s income, and so on.

2. Get your MSC

Look at the right table and search which bracket under the range of compensation your salary fits in. For example, if you are earning Php 20,000 per month then your salary is in the last bracket which is Php 19,750 and above. The corresponding MSC for the range of compensation is Php 20,000.

3. Look at the Employees Share

Using the MSC you found in step 2 the resulting employee (EE) share is Php 800. You can also manually compute this by multiplying your MSC with 4%.

So for example, if you are an employee earning Php 30,000 per month your SSS contribution will be Php 800 while your employer share is at Php 1,630. Recall that the maximum MSC is pegged at Ph 20,000 only.

How to Compute Pag-ibig Contribution

Home and Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or otherwise known as Pag-ibig is a mandatory benefit given to employees. With the goal to provide both savings and shelter to every Filipino. Contributing member like you may get the savings, total contribution plus accumulated dividends when you reach any of the following:

  • after 20 years of contribution
  • at retirement
  • when no longer able to work because of injury, illness, and/or insanity
  • decided to migrate to another country

Also, note that the maximum compensation used to compute the contribution for this benefit is being shared by the employee and the employer is pegged at Php 5,000 only.

Here is the Pag-ibig contribution table 2019:

Monthly Compensation

Employee Share

Employer Share

 Php 1,500 and below  1%   2%
 Over Php 1,500  2%   2%

So if you are earning Php 30,000 per month then your Pag-ibig contribution will be Php 100. Your salary is already above Php 1,500 so your contribution will be computed using 2% of Php 5,000 or simply Php 100.

How to Compute PhilHealth Contribution

PhilHealth or the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation has increased its premium contribution for the purpose of sustaining the growing need of Filipinos for medical care. The change in contribution has started last January 2018 that increased it to 2.75% from 2.5% of the member’s basic monthly salary.

Here is the PhilHealth contribution table 2019:

 Monthly Salary

 Monthly Premium  Employee Share

 Employer Share

 10,000 & below  275  137.5  137.5
 10,000.1 to 39,000  275.02 to 1,099.99  137.51 to 549.99  137.51 to 549.99
 40,000 & above  1,100  550  550

The table was derived from the simple formula of multiplying your monthly salary by 2.75% and dividing it by 2. This is done because the contribution is equally shared by the employer and employee with the maximum monthly salary of Php 40,000.

If you are earning Php 30,000 per month then your contribution is simply computed using the formula above (monthly salary*0.0275/2). In short, you just need to insert your monthly salary to the formula that will result to (Php30,000*0.0275/2) = Php 412.

How to Compute BIR Withholding Tax (2019)

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BIR Withholding Tax Table 2018

Presently, the update in tax system commonly called as the TRAIN law has increased the threshold for non-taxable income up to Php 20, 833. This means that if you are earning less than Php 20,833 then you’re not subject for withholding tax.

Here is how you can compute for your BIR withholding tax:

1. Identify how frequent you receive your salary

Are you receiving your income weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly? Knowing this can help you recognize which bracket to use.

2. Compute for your net income

Withholding tax is computed using the net income. Remove first all the deductions like SSS, Pag-ibig, and PhilHealth from your gross income and look for the appropriate bracket.

3. Compute for the BIR withholding tax

Once you figured out which bracket to use you may now subtract the Compensation Level (CL). The resulting amount must then be multiplied to the corresponding withholding tax rate. And then add the minimum prescribed withholding tax under your bracket to get your withholding tax for that period.

As an example, if you are an employee earning Php 30,000 per month your withholding tax can be computed using the table above. First, you must identify the tax bracket where your salary falls after deducting SSS, Pag-ibig, and PhilHealth contribution. The resulting amount is Php 28,688 which falls on the second bracket. Your withholding tax should be Php 1,571 or 20% of Php 28,688 after being reduced by Php 20,833.

Computation of the Total Monthly Contribution

After learning how to compute for each monthly deductions you can now compute for the total deduction in your monthly salary. Using the previous example, in this case, let’s see how much you can get after the deductions.

You will get a total of Php 2,883 worth of deductions in your salary. Thus, your takehome pay is Php 27,117 only.

I hope this post helped you in computing for your SSS contribution, Pag-ibig, PhilHealth, and withholding tax with confidence. Always remember that knowing where your money goes is power when it comes to personal finance.

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22 comments… add one
  • Delilah Dayapera Link Reply

    Hello po,
    Nalilito lang po kami kung fixed rate po ba ang mga premiums o depende sa actual remuneration received. Minsan po kasi may overtime – sobra sa monthly basic rate. O kaya naman ay madaming leave without pay – kulang sa monthy basic rate. Ang sure lang po kami ay sa HDMF na 100 ang payroll deduction. Salamat po sa sagot. Hindi ko po makita mga sagot po ninyo dati. Sorry po, just new in reading this article of your. God bless po


    hi sir ask ko lang po if subject din po b sa pagbawas ng sss, phic at pagibig ang overtime pay, commission and allowance?

    • Hi Reizel. Yes, it will form part of the actual remuneration for employment. I have answered the same question before. Thanks 🙂

  • Daisy Belle Getones Link Reply

    Hi Federico. I just want to clarify the basis of monthly salary or compensation. Does this include the 13th-month pay and 5days service incentive leave? Or rate per month with COLA only? Pls advise. Thanks.

    • Hi Daisy. 13th-month pay and converted unused in leaves are “de minimis” or nontaxable employee benefits. Thus, it will not be part of your withholding tax. If you are asking if it will be used in the computation of SSS contribution then it is not. This is because it’s not paid because of your work and service. I hope it helped you. Thanks 🙂

  • Chelle Link Reply

    Hi Federico. May I please know how to compute the tax for an allowance? For example, a monthly project allowance of 15,000?

    • Hi Chelle. There is a list of “de minimis” or nontaxable employee benefits and monthly project allowance is not included in it. Thus, it is considered taxable. Please kindly follow the procedure illustrated above. Thank you 🙂

  • Crysjoy pineda Link Reply

    hello sir, i wanna ask you if the sss contribution is fixed or it will be deducted to the absences?

    • Hi Crysjoy. It will be based on all your actual salaries, OT pay, leaves with pay, etc. received in that month. Thanks 🙂

  • Laine Link Reply

    Hi Federico, just wanna ask if overtime and late/absences will be added/deducted to the basic salary to get the salary range? for example I have the minimum salary of 14000 and i also have an overtime amounting to 2000 so my net salary will be 16000, is 15000 will be the basis for salary range? or is it the 14000 which is the basic salary per month? thank you

    • Hi Laine. Use the actual remuneration for employment such as salaries, commissions, bonuses, overtime pay, leaves with pay, etc. in computing for your SSS contribution. So in your given case, your MSC is 16,000. Thanks 🙂

  • Jon Link Reply

    Hi Sir Federico. For a self-employed person, does s/he need to pay Pag-IBIG and Philhealth contributions? If yes, how much? Thanks.

    • Hi Jon. It is your discretion to voluntarily pay. But I suggest you pay it because it is still something that will help you in the future. Maybe it is not enough but it will be a great help. Thanks 🙂

  • Grace Link Reply

    Hi sir, is the PAG-IBIG MP2 (savings) and SSS PESO savings included on the deductibles like the government mandated contributions? Hoping for an answer. Thank you.

    • Hi Grace. You need to enroll them first via over-the-counter at any SSS or Pag-ibig branch. You can add contributions any time you have excess funds. Thank you 🙂

  • Mich Link Reply

    Is Basic monthly Salary or the Total Gross Pay (including OT) would be the basis for SSS, PHILHEALTH, HDMF? Thank you

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Mich. You may use your monthly basic salary for the computation of Philhealth and Pag-ibig contributions. While you must use all the actual remuneration for employment such as salaries, commissions, bonuses, overtime pay, leaves with pay, etc. in computing for your SSS contribution. Lastly, you need to use the net of your earnings after PhilHealth, Pag-ibig, and SSS contributions to computing for your withholding tax. Thanks 🙂

      • Dan Reyvelo Link Reply

        Hello Jon, i am a bit confused. i went to the SSS office and ask the same question as Mich. The officer told me that the basis for computation is the gross pay…

        • Hi Dan. Use all the actual remuneration for employment such as salaries, commissions, bonuses, overtime pay, leaves with pay, etc. in computing for your SSS contribution. Thanks 🙂

  • Jon Link Reply

    If I give my househelp a salary increase midyear, when should we increase the contribution?

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Jon. If you will give her a raise by midyear then update the contributions by midyear. Thanks 🙂

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