Payroll Processing > System Items > CPF at Higher Rates

Employees who are citizens or Permanent Residents of Singapore are required to contribute CPF monthly, as outlined in the following help page:

Payroll Concepts > Statutory Deductions and Contributions > CPF

CPF contributions for employees in their first two years of permanent residency are at a lower rate than citizens and other Permanent Residents. SimplePay will automatically use the correct rates for the employee, based on the employee’s setup. To read more about employee setup, please refer to the following help page:

Payroll Setup > Employee Setup > Basic Info

Employers and employees can apply to the CPF Board to contribute CPF for first and second year Permanent Residents at the same rate as citizens and other permanent residents. If this is approved by the CPF Board, you will need to tell SimplePay to use the higher rates. To do this:

  • Go to the employees profile.
  • Click on Add next to Regular Inputs.
  • Select CPF at Higher Rates under Other.
  • Indicate whether the higher CPF rate applies to both the employer and the employee or only the employer.
  • Enter the effective date for the higher contribution rate.
  • Save.

Increase in CPF Contribution rates for 2022

The CPF contribution rates for employees aged 55 to 70 years old will increase from 1 January 2022. This increase is only applicable to third year permanent residents onwards. First and second year permanent residents will not be affected unless CPF is calculated at a higher rate. SimplePay will automatically calculate CPF using the new rates. This will take effect from 1 January 2022.

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