Calculating payroll taxes

You calculate the payroll taxes on the wages. The wages are understood as everything the employee receives pursuant to the employment contract. The point of departure is that the wage is the same for all payroll taxes: we call this the uniform wage concept.

Forms of wages

The Tax Administration makes a distinction between wages from present employment and wages from previous employment. Both these categories can include a variety of forms of wages. The most important forms of wages are wages in monetary terms, such as the employee's salary, holiday allowance, overtime pay, commission, year-end bonus (the 13th month) and all other monetary payments to the employee. In addition to these monetary payments, you may also pay your employee in kind, for example with meals. In addition, you may also grant the employee entitlements, allowances, benefits in kind and provisions.

When do you carry out the calculations?

You calculate all payroll taxes for each wage period. This is the period for which the employee receives the wage (time of entitlement to the wages).

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