The associations of self-employed workers that negotiate with the Ministry of Social Security the configuration of a new contribution scheme for real income have today received from the Government a proposal for contribution tables with which they agree. In the absence of receiving the final text of the draft of the new standard, the ATA and UPTA associations have already given their approval to the proposal.

With the new system, self-employed workers will no longer choose the income for which they contribute -currently about 90% do so for the minimum- to be included in a series of established brackets. The self-employed will contribute from 2023 based on 15 sections depending on the net returns that they communicate to Social Security and the Treasury. The crossing of data between both organizations will limit the ability to choose brackets, with which the direct effect will be that the number of minimum contributors will be significantly reduced.

The implementation of the system will be progressive throughout the years 2023, 2024 and 2025. Specifically, the new model sets the limit at 1,300 euros per month from which the quota will be reduced for those who now pay for the minimum base of contribution (294 euros per month). From that level of income and up to the barrier of 1,700 euros per month, it will remain as it is and, from that level, it will establish higher fees.

Thus, for example, the self-employed who next year have net income of up to 670 euros per month, which is the minimum included in the new table, will pay a monthly fee of 245 euros; in 2024, 237 and from 2025, they must pay 230 euros. Between these 670 euros and 1,300 euros there will be four sections that follow the same progression although in smaller proportions. The section with income of 1,300 euros will barely drop one euro, to 290 euros, in the three years of progressive adaptation of the system

Workers who are included in the sections that go up to the declaration of income of 1,700 euros will continue to pay what is currently paid for the minimum contribution base: 294 euros. As of the seventh tranche and throughout another nine, the quotas of the self-employed will be higher than the minimum contribution base and will increase without exception until 2025. In fact, the system sets two new tranches above the current maximum base, located at 4,050 euros, which will go from paying 390 euros next year to 490 in 2025, 25% more.

Above this level and up to 6,000 euros, the fees are established on two bases. Up to the monthly income barrier of 6,000 euros, the installments will be 420 euros in 2023 and 530 in 2025. From 6,000 euros they will go from 500 euros in 2023 to 590 in 2025.

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