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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Effect on First Pay because of 10% Employer FNPF Contribution in 2015

How should you process the first pay of 2015 if it includes some days from 2014.

As of 1st January 2015, the compulsory employer contribution for FNPF has increased from 8% to 10%. Employee contribution (compulsory) remains at 8%. Both employers and employees can also make voluntary contributions to a total FNPF contribution of 30% (employer and employee combined).

What should you do if your first pay of 2015 includes some days from 2014?

FNPF is not interested in the individual days for which the pay was for. Instead it calculates the contributions based on the pay date you entered for the entire pay (usually the week-ending date).

The easiest thing to do is to treat the entire pay as a 2015 pay.

This means that the employer will pay an extra 2% FNPF for the few days which were still in 2014.

Create two separate pays… Pay 1 will be for the remaining days in 2014 and Pay 2 will be for days in 2015.

If you choose to do this, then you will need to process Pay 1 before you carry out your End of Year updates for 2015.

The downside of this is the extra work involved in preparing and paying out two separate pays.