New provisions have been proposed by the Social Affairs and Employment Ministry, which directly impact social security contribution rates for 2021 in the Netherlands.

The regulations dictate the following social security contributions to be made by employers:

  • Unemployment insurance (AWF) contribution: 2.7% for contract employees with no set end-date, and 7.7% for provisional workers and employees on flextime
  • Disability insurance (WIA) contribution: 7.03%
  • Childcare remittance contributions: .50%

For 2021, the maximum salary basis for employer contributions is set at EUR 58,311 annually.

Employer Considerations:
Employers must revise their contribution rates to social security accordingly. The information shared in this article provides general information only, and not professional advice. If you need to consult on international expansion of your business or have specific questions about local policy compliance, contact us today to speak to one of our experts.

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