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# Is 13th month pay equivalent to 1 month salary?

## Is 13th month pay equivalent to 1 month salary?

This is the case in the Philippines, where the computation formula is: total basic salary / 12 = 13th month pay. In other words, it’s equivalent to one month’s salary of that year. The total basic salary does not include any bonuses or other monetary benefits received that year.

### How do I calculate my 13th month pay?

The 13th-month pay is computed based on 1/12 of the total basic salary of an employee within a calendar year, or your basic monthly salary for the whole year divided by 12 months. To put it simpler, just get the sum of your basic salary for the calendar year then divide it by twelve.

#### What are the benefits of 13th month pay?

New Tax Obligation Rate under TRAIN Law for 2018 Onwards 10963 or the TRAIN law on January 2018. The amendment stipulates that the 13th month pay and other equivalent benefits shall not be subject to tax for a maximum of P90,000. This new amount is a relative increase from the previous tax exclusion rate of P82,000.

Is 13th month pay mandatory?

851, also known as the ’13th Month Pay law’, it is a mandatory cash benefit given to all qualified employees on or before the 24th of December of the current year so that employees may be able to properly celebrate Christmas and New Year.

Is 13th month salary a bonus?

The thirteenth monthly salary is not a bonus, but a delayed payment. Whether or not a thirteenth salary is paid is part of an employment contract; some companies pay a higher monthly salary instead of the additional payment. In the first and last years of employment, the thirteenth salary is prorated for partial years.

## Is 13th month mandatory?

To give a clear definition of what the 13th month pay is, it’s a mandatory compensation that is provided to rank-and-file employees by the end of the calendar year. It was passed into law on December 16, 1975 after President Ferdinand Marcos signed Presidential Decree No. 851.

### What is not included in 13th month pay?

Note that 13th-month pay is computed as the number of months rendered by the employee which means additional holiday pays and premiums will not be included in the computation. The formula is total basic salary minus total of salary deductions including absences, lates, and undertime over 12 months.

#### How is 13th month pay calculated with salary increase?

You just have to compute all your earnings (excluding earnings not considered part of your basic salary) within a calendar year and divide it by 12. The total is the corresponding 13th-month pay that must be paid to you by your employer.

Is salary differential included in 13th month pay?

The salary differential shall be included as part of the basic salary for purposes of computation of the 13th month pay of the rank-and-file employee.