Employers must contribute 5% of an employee's relevant income per month subject to the maximum relevant income level. Employees are required to match this portion unless their relevant income is below the minimum relevant income level.
Self-employed persons also have to contribute 5% of their relevant income subject to the maximum relevant income level. They can opt to make contributions on a monthly basis or a yearly basis. If their relevant income is below minimum relevant income level on a monthly or a yearly basis, they are not required to contribute but still need to be enrolled into an MPF scheme.
For the minimum and maximum relevant income levels, please visit MPFA website at www.mpfa.org.hk.Voluntary contributions
Employers and the self-employed can opt to make additional voluntary contributions in addition to mandatory contributions.
Employees can make additional voluntary contributions via payroll deduction by their employer, or choose to make Flexi-Contributions (non-employment related voluntary contribution) on their own without going through their employers.
Self-employed persons have some key responsibilities under the MPF legislation. The responsibilities are to notify the trustee regarding:
Under Hang Seng MPF, we take care of the day-to-day operations so self-employed persons can devote more time to their work. The MPF Guide set out further details of how we can help.
All mandatory contributions for members are fully and immediately vested as accrued benefits once they are allocated to the members' MPF accounts. Investment income or profit derived from the investment of accrued benefits within the MPF funds is also vested to the relevant members.
Employers can offset a long service payment or severance payment made to their employees under the Employment Ordinance with vested accrued benefits derived from the employer's mandatory and voluntary contributions (including ORSO transfers) under an MPF scheme. Employers can request a refund of the relevant amount from the MPF account of their employees after paying the employees.
In handling the request for offsetting the long service payment or severance payment, we will calculate the relevant amount according to the following offset sequence:
MPF mandatory and additional voluntary contributions made by employers are profits tax deductible. Employees and self-employed person's mandatory contributions are also tax deductible but their additional voluntary contributions or Flexi-Contributions are not tax deductible. For further details on tax issues, please refer to the latest announcements by the Inland Revenue Department of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR.
Accrued benefits in contribution account
Employees may transfer their accrued benefits attributable to their own mandatory contributions made under their current employment (the employee's mandatory contributions but not the employer's) to a personal account with Hang Seng MPF or any other MPF scheme of their choice once a calendar year (ie 1 January to 31 December).
Accrued benefits derived from former employment
Employees may transfer their accrued benefits derived from mandatory contributions from former employment(s) in their contribution accounts to a personal account or contribution account with Hang Seng MPF or to any other MPF scheme of their choice at any time.
A personal account holder can always transfer all his/her accrued benefits derived from mandatory contributions and voluntary contributions (if any) from the existing personal account to a Hang Seng MPF Personal Account or any other MPF scheme of his/her choice at any time.
When employee ceased employment
When employees change jobs, they can then transfer all their accrued benefits to a personal account with Hang Seng MPF, or transfer their accrued benefits to their new employer's MPF scheme or another MPF scheme of their choice.
Members can withdraw their accrued benefits in a lump sum or in instalments on the grounds of retirement at the age of 65 or early retirement at the age of 60.
There are also certain circumstances under which accrued benefits may be paid before reaching the age of 65:
- early retirement between age 60 and 64
- total incapacity
- terminal illness
- death (to be paid to member’s legal personal representatives)
- permanent departure from Hong Kong SAR
- small balance
(in the event that an account balance is HK$5,000 or less, and provided that as at the date of the claim application, at least 12 months have elapsed since the contribution day in respect of the latest contribution period for which a mandatory contribution is required to be made to any registered scheme, and the member does not have any accrued benefits kept in any other registered scheme, and does not intend to become employed or self-employed.)
Flexi-Contributions are accepted at the discretion of the Trustee. The Trustee reserves the absolute right not to accept any additional voluntary contributions and Flexi-Contributions at any time.
Investment involves risks. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. The value of financial instruments, in particular stocks and shares, and any income from such financial instruments, may go down as well as up. For further details including the product features and risks involved, please refer to the relevant 'Principal Brochure'.
The information contained in this page is for reference only and the provisions of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance, other applicable legislation/regulations and guidelines or announcements published by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority shall prevail.
|Hang Seng MPF Hotline||MPF Specialists at Designated Branches|
|Existing MPF Customers||Service hours: Mon - Fri,9 am to 5 pm|
|- Employers: 2288 6822|
|- Members / Self-employed persons: 2213 2213|
|- HKSARG Employees: 2269 2269|
|Non-existing MPF Customers|
|- Enquiries / Apply for Hang Seng MPF: 2997 2838|