Proposal In Nicaragua to Raise Employer Contributions

In order to balance the social security finances the Government of Nicaragua wants to increase employer's contributions from 16% to 19% .

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bayardo Arce, economic affairs adviser to the President, was the person who presented the project to representatives of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep).

"... The first point of the proposal is that the Government undertakes to pay 2% of the state's debt to the INSS, estimated between $580 and $600 million, or pay it off within 50 years", reported

In addition they are also proposing that employer's Inss contribution will increase by 3% for the next three years, 1% per year between 2014 and 2016.

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