The maximum annual social tax payable by a foreign national employee is PHP 24,300* for tax year 2021. Social taxes consist of contributions to the Social Security System (SSS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC).
Foreign nationals who are working in the Philippines are no longer required to contribute to the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF).
Employers are required to match the employees' contributions.
*Based on 2020 PHIC rates, following the postponement of the increase in the contributions.
Value-added tax (VAT)
A 12% VAT is imposed on services performed in the exercise or practice of profession or calling, including entertainers, musical, radio, movie, and television and stage directors; and professional athletes, as well as services rendered by customs, real estate, stock, immigration, and commercial brokers. The VAT is based on the gross receipts representing the contract price, compensation, service fee, rental, or royalty, including the amount charged for materials supplied with the services and deposits and advanced payments actually or constructively received during the taxable period/quarter for the services performed or to be performed for another person, excluding VAT.