Showing posts with label RA 10653. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RA 10653. Show all posts

Friday, December 9, 2016

Formula and Computation of 13th Month Pay

"Thirteenth-month pay" shall mean one twelfth (1/12) of the basic salary of an employee within a calendar year. The minimum 13th month pay required by law shall not be less than one-twelfth (1/12) of the total basic salary earned by an employee within a calendar year.

"Basic salary" shall include all remunerations or earnings paid by an employer to an employee for services rendered but may not include cost-of-living allowances, profit-sharing payments, cash equivalent of unused vacation and sick leave credits, overtime pay, premium pay, night shift differential, holiday pay, and all allowances and monetary benefits which are not considered, or integrated as part of the regular or basic salary of the employee.


The 13th  month pay shall be paid not later than December 24 of every year. An employer, however, may give to his or her employees one-half (1/2) of the 13th month pay before the opening of the regular school year and the remaining half on or before December 24 of every year.

The BIR has issued Revenue Regulations No. 3-2015 implementing the Provisions of Republic Act No. 10653. "An act Adjusting the 13th Month Pay and Other Benefits Ceiling Excluded from the Computation of Gross Income for Purposes of Income Taxation.

Amending the provision on Revenue Regulations No. 2-98 - The amount of Thirty Thousand Pesos (P30,000.00), specifically referring to the total amount of 13th month pay and other benefits as one of the exclusions from gross compensation income received by an employee prescribed under the pertinent provisions, including the example computations of revenue Regulations (RR) No. 2-98, as amended, is hereby increased to "Eighty Two Thousand Pesos (P82,000.00)", pursuant to the provisions of RA No. 10653.