The National Social Security Office broadens the concept of 'at charge of the employer
The recently published Administrative Instructions for the third quarter of 2018 show that the NSSO provides an expanded interpretation of the concept of "wages" for the levying of social security contributions. The NSSO fills in the term 'at charge of the employer' more broadly. Advantages that are awarded by a third party, which is not the employer, directly to employees, without any intervention of the employer, can nevertheless be regarded by the NSSO as wages.
Hereinafter we outline the terms "wages", "at charge of the employer" and the consequences of the extended interpretation.