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PwC Moldova: Tax and Legal Alert no.1/ 2019: Approval of Legislation Amendments

February 1, 2019

Approval of the laws on compulsory health insurance funds and state social security for 2019 

29 January 2019

In brief
The Laws on compulsory health insurance funds for 2019 (“Law on CHIF 2019”) and the state social security budget for 2019 (“Law on SSSB 2019”) have been approved.

In detail
Compulsory health insurance Health insurance contribution (“HIC”) rates have been maintained at 9% of the labour remuneration fund and other forms of remuneration (i.e. 4.5% for employees and 4.5% for employers). The fixed amount of health insurance contribution has been maintained at MDL 4,056 per year. 

Compulsory state social security
The employee social security contribution (SSC) rate has been maintained at 6%, without the cap for its taxable base being reintroduced. The SSC rates applicable as of 1 October 2018 to employers in all fields have also been maintained. The annual fixed SSC has been increased from MDL 8,424 to MDL 9,456, with some exceptions. As of 1 January 2019, material aid granted by employers is no longer exempt from SSC taxation.

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