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

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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.

How to Compute Your Monthly SSS Contribution

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.

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Credits to SSS official website

The SSS contribution of an employee is computed at 12% of the average monthly salary credit (MSC) but not exceeding Php 20,000. The employee’s share is 4% while the employer pays the remaining 8%.

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

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 1,360. Recall that the maximum MSC is pegged at Ph 20,000 only.

How to Compute HDMF or 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.

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 2019

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.

 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)

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.

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BIR Withholding Tax Table 2018

As 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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6 comments… add one
  • 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 remit it monthly then you will have to pay it the month you gave her a raise. Thanks

  • 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. Just the basic salary but for BIR withholding tax it would be your gross pay. 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 but you can have them deducted on your salary. You may talk with your HR regarding these arrangements. Thank you 🙂

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