Payments Subject to SOCSO/EIS Contribution

“Wages” for contribution purposes refers to all remuneration payable in money by an employer to an employee.

This includes:

  • Basic Salaries
  • Overtime payments
  • Commissions
  • Payments in respect of leave
  • Service charges

Payments Exempted From SOCSO/EIS Contribution

The payments below are not considered “wages” and are not included in the calculations for monthly deductions:

  • Any contribution payable by the employer towards any pension or provident fund
  • Any travelling allowance
  • Any gratuity payable on discharge or retirement of the employee
  • Any sum paid to cover expenses incurred by the employee in the course of his duties
  • Annual bonus
  • Gifts – eg, cash payments for holidays like Hari Raya, Christmas

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