The Social Security Act is the legislation that governs Social Security. Notwithstanding, European regulations concerning this matter shall be applied and complied with.
Maltese workers’ Social Security contributions are paid by the employer and the employee, each paying 10% on the respective wages.
However, contributions are subject to minimum and maximum weekly amounts, from €15.81 up to between €33.50 and €37.85 depending on the employee’s age. These amounts apply to the contributions by the employee and the employer.
Contributions are paid by deducting the respective amounts from the employee’s wages in the same manner that the employer is responsible for handing over the respective tax payment.
For self-employed employees, the contribution is 15% of their revenue, also subject to minimum and maximum weekly amounts, from €27.25 up to between €50.24 and €56.78, depending on the person’s age.