A self-employed contributor is someone who is not in the employment of a registered employer, but is otherwise gainfully employed.
All self-employed persons are required by law to be registered with the NIS and to pay contributions. The contributions rate for a self-employed person is 12% of gross earnings. Self-employed persons over the age of 60 are required to pay 1% of gross earnings for employment injury benefit. The maximum earnings on which contributions are payable is $5,000.00 per month
Self-employed persons must satisfy the following requirements:
To register as a self-employed person, visit any NIS office with the following documents: