YEL in 2023 – Six things for entrepreneurs to remember
Year 2023 is fast approaching. Below you’ll find six things every entrepreneur needs to know about their YEL insurance at the turn of the year.
1. The payment percentage remains the same
The YEL contribution will remain at the same level in 2023 as this year. For entrepreneurs under 53 and over 62, it is 24.10%. And 25.60% for 53–62-year-olds.
2. Your YEL income will increase based on the wage coefficient
Your YEL income is checked every year by the wage coefficient. The purpose is to ensure that the YEL income follows overall wage and price levels and maintains the same relative level as the previous year. In 2023, the wage coefficient will increase your YEL income by 3.79%.
3. The interest rate will rise
The insurance contribution interest rate will rise to 2.45% at the start of the year. The rate affects the YEL payment depending on the date of payment and due months. The contribution will be either credited or debited with interest according to whether your payments focus on the early or late part of the year. The most advantageous option is to pay the contributions in a single instalment in January.
4. YEL income limits will rise
As the year changes, the lower and upper limits of YEL income will rise. The lower limit will be €8,575.45 and the upper limit €194,750. The YEL income limit for unemployment security will also rise. It will be €14,088.
5. You can check your payment information online
As our customer, you can check your YEL income and payment details for 2023 in our online service.
6. Do you want to accrue more pension and benefit from the tax deduction?
Contribution flexibility allows you to temporarily change the amount of your YEL payment. By paying more, you will accrue more pension – and you can deduct the payments in taxation. The last weeks of December are the most popular times for upward flexibility as the business results for the year becomes clear. You can take advantage of this upward flexibility every year.
You can also reduce your payments and take advantage of downward flexibility. This is possible a maximum of three times in a seven-year period. Read more about the flexibility »
The invoice for the contribution flexibility must be paid during this year, so be sure to make the change in our online service well before the end of the year. Log in to the self-employed person’s service »
YEL in 2023
|Insurance contribution % under 53 and over 62 yrs||24.10|
|New entrepreneur's contribution % under 53 and over 62 yrs||18.798|
|Insurance contribution % 53–62 yrs||25.60|
|New entrepreneur's contribution % 53–62 yrs||19.968|
|YEL income lower limit €/yr||8,575.45|
|YEL income upper limit €/yr||194,750|
|Unemployment security lower limit €/yr||14,088|
|Insurance contribution interest %||2.45|
|Wage coefficient increases YEL income by||3.79%|
Read about the YEL reform
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