Tax Alert – Changes to Social Security _2013 (EN)
CHANGES TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY TAXATION AND LEGISLATION
(IN FORCE AS OF 1 JANUARY 2013)
Certain amendments to the Social Security Code and the Acts on the Budget of the state social security system and the National Health Insurance Fund were promulgated in State Gazettes No. 94/30.11.2012, No. 99/14.12.2012 and No. 101/18.12.2012. The amendments shall come into force on 01.01.2013.
Some of the most important changes in the social security taxation and legislation are summarized below.
- Social and Health Insurance Contributions in 2013
In 2013 the social security and health insurance contributions rates will remain unchanged. The rates are summarized in the tables below:
- Social Security Thresholds in 2013
In 2013 the maximum income on which social security and heath insurance contributions shall be payable is increased from BGN 2000 to BGN 2200.
The minimum social security thresholds for the persons employed under labour contracts and engaged in a number of business activities will also rise.
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The minimum monthly social security income for self-employed persons remains the same varying between BGN 420 and BGN 550 depending on the taxable income of the persons for 2011. Self-employed persons who did not carry out any business activity in 2011 or who started business in 2012 or 2013 would need to pay social security and health insurance contribution on a minimum monthly income of BGN 420