Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jozef Mihál has unveiled a plan to change the system of social contributions including mandatory health and social insurance premiums. Its main effect will be to raise premiums for self-employed people and freelancers such as artists and journalists.
The changes will affect 20,000 artists and journalists and 30,000 self-employed people, which is rather a small group of people given that around 2.4 million in all earn incomes, said Mihál. “I don’t see reason for concern then,” he added, as quoted by the TASR newswire. Mihál said that freelancers are the best-off, paying only 13 percent of their total income to the state at the moment. The self-employed retain 75 percent to 85 percent of invoiced income while ordinary employees by comparison see around 43 percent deducted from their salaries.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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25. Aug 2010 at 10:00