Self-employed workers fee to increase

Self-employed workers fee to increase

Self-employed workers are going to have to pay more during the last half of 2021.


This increase in the quota also provides for an increase in the rates of contribution for occupational contingencies (people paying in in case something happens to them at work which leaves them unable to work for a period of time) and cessation of activity (people shutting shop) in 2019, 2020 and 2021.


The government announced the increase was to start on 1st January, but the leader of the National Federation of Autonomous Workers’ Associations persuaded them to delay it. It will now start in three weeks’ time. Self-employed workers will pay between €3 and €12 extra in Social Security from 1st June.

Specifically, the rate of quotation will rise from 0.8% to 0.9% in respect of 2020 and from 1.1 to 3% in terms of professional contingencies. Those self-employed in the ‘flat rate’ will not be affected by this increase.


The self-employed contribution base rates from 1st June will range from €289 to €1,245.

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