Malta | Maternity Fund Contribution rules
The employers of all male or female employees (full-time or part-time or casual workers) on the employers’ Final Settlement System (FSS) are obliged to pay the Maternity Fund Contribution for every employee, whether or not the Social Security Contributions (SSC) are being paid by another employer.
Employers are not obliged to pay the Maternity Fund Contribution for these categories of employees:
– employees in the general government sector, authorities, agencies and public corporations;
– employees who are on unpaid leave and are not paying National Insurance contributions (NI);
– directors who are on the FSS system but pay Class 2 Social Security Contributions otherwise known as the self-employed rates;
– employees who are exempted by the Social Security Department from paying National Insurance contributions, such as pensioners over 65 years of age, certain low income casual workers and expatriate employees who pay their Social Security contributions in another country.
The Maternity Fund Employers’ Contribution has come into force on July 6, 2015 read more.
Maternity Fund Contribution Rates based on employee’s age and basic wage are available here.
Maternity Fund Employers’ Contribution – IRD official exemption rules policy IRD
Maternity Fund Employers’ Contribution – Social Security Department official exemption rules policy
Maternity Fund Contributions calculator