CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)--The Social Security System (SSS) Carmen Branch served written notice to 11 delinquent employers, here, as the agency continues to implement the Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) program.
“Kani atoang race karon it is just to let all of the employers be informed and notified nga duna ta'y programa nag pwede nilang ma-avail. If they wish to participate with this program, duna'y condonation sa penalties for past contribution dues,” says SSS Senior Vice President for Mindanao Operations Group Lawyer Edwin M. Alo.
(We have our RACE, it is just to let all of the employers be informed and notified that we have programs that they could avail. If they wish to participate in this program, we have condonation on penalties for past contribution dues)
Eleven identified business establishments failed to remit the social security contribution of their employees, which has a total accumulated amount of P7.2 million that includes penalties. The agency also disclosed that a total of 214 employees were affected due to their employer's non remittance for a certain period.
Employers with past-due social security contributions from March 2020 may choose to avail the Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program (PRRP) 2 or the Condonation of Penalties on Social Security Contribution-- wherein qualified applicants are given a chance to pay their past-due via one-time payment or installment term up to 24 months with condonation of penalties and application must be submitted on or before May 19, 2022.
They may also opt for the PRRP 3 or the Enhanced Installment Payment Program where an installment term is given the range from 9 to 60 months depending on the employer’s total amount of obligations that will run until November 22, 2022.
The agency urges all the delinquent employers including the establishments that were visited to settle their obligation and avail the programs that SSS offers. Alo said it is important to settle their account to avoid any legal implications and SSS is open to assist the employers so that they could settle their accounts. (JAKA/PIA-10)