Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
their thirteenth month pay.
- Christmas bonus,
- Productivity Incentive Bonus.
- Loyalty Award, and
- Gifts in cash or in kind and other benefits of similar nature
actually received by government and private employees
NOT TAXABLE, PROVIDED THAT THE TOTAL AMOUNT SHALL NOT EXCEED THIRTY THOUSAND
PESOS (P30,000.00, P82,000 in 2015). If the aggregate amount
of your 13th month pay, Christmas bonus and other incentives or benefits
exceeded the ceiling amount of P30,000.00, they will be taxed.
pesos (P30,000.00) may be increased through rules and regulations issued by the
Secretary of Finance, upon recommendation of the Commissioner, after
considering, among others, THE EFFECT ON
THE SAME OF THE INFLATION RATE AT THE END OF THE TAXABLE YEAR.” (Threshold has been increased to P82,000 in 2015)
inflation rate has gone way way UP, I think it is about time that the threshold
of P30,000.00 be increased.
Commissioner is not keen on increasing the threshold…
UPDATE 2015: INCREASE IN THE EXEMPT THRESHOLD OF 13TH MONTH PAY AND OTHER BENEFITS:
- Basis – R.A. N0. 10653/Revenue Regulations No. 3-2015
- How Much? From P30,000 to P82,000
- When? For Taxable Year 2015 (Shall apply to those paid or accrued beginning January 1, 2015
- Restriction – Does not apply to self-employed individuals
is a 13th month pay?
salary of an employee within a calendar year.
This is computed pro-rata according to the number of months within a
year that an employee has worked with an employer.
the grant of annual Christmas bonus to national and local government officials
and employee starting calendar year 1988.
all their employees receiving a basic salary of not more than P1,000.00 a
month, regardless of the nature of their employment, a 13th month pay not later
than December 24 of every year. This was
amended by Memorandum Order No. 28 on August 13, 1986, requiring all employers
to pay all their rank and file employees a 13th month pay not later
than December 24 of every year.
gets the 13th month pay?
are a rank and file employee, who has worked for at least one (1) month, you
are entitled to receive your 13th month pay.
are not a managerial employee vested with the powers or prerogatives to lay
down and execute management policies and/or to hire, transfer, suspend,
lay-off, recall discharge, assign or discipline employees, or to effectively
recommend such managerial actions, in other words, virtually powerless, you are
considered a rank-and file employee.
13th month pay shall be paid not later than December 24 of each year. Your employer may give you half of your 13th
month pay before the opening of the regular school year and the other half on
or before December 24. The mode of
payment can also be agreed upon between the employer and the employees.
even if I have already resigned?
you can demand for your 13th month pay and you don’t need to wait
for December 24 to get it. You can
demand it at the time of the effectivity of your resignation. Your 13th month pay will be
computed in proportion to the number of months you worked with the
month pay is mandatory. If your employer
fails to give you your 13th month pay, you can report him to the
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) or the National Labor Relations
month pay unless the grant thereof have become a policy or practice:
Government and any of its political subdivisions, including government-owned
and controlled corporations, excepts those corporations operating essentially
as private subsidiaries of the Government. (R.A. 6886, however, authorized the
grant of an annual Christmas bonus to national and local government employees
starting calendar year 1988)
Employers already paying their employees a 13th month pay or more in a calendar
year or its equivalent at the time of this issuance.
Employers of household helpers and persons in the personal service of another
in relation to such workers.
Employers of those who are paid on purely commission, boundary, or task basis, and
those who are paid a fixed amount for performing specific work, irrespective of
the time consumed in the performance thereof, except where the workers are paid
on piece-rate basis in which case the employer shall grant the required 13th
month pay to such workers.
are workers paid a standard amount for every piece or unit of work produced
that is more or less regularly replicated, without regard to the time spent in
producing the same.
Can I demand my 13th month pay from both?
are entitled to your 13th month pay from both your employers.
month pay is mandated by law and is separate from the company bonus.