It is important to learn to manage our contributions and benefits in the Social Security as workers. In this way, one of the important points is to know our contribution base. This value is relevant because it will influence the contribution we pay to Social Security and will be decisive when calculating the benefits that correspond to us in the event of an accident, illness or retirement.
In this article we review what is contribution basis and what it is for, but also, we explain how you can avoid having to visit the Social Security offices to find out your contribution base. Keep reading to find out how you can quickly and easily check your contribution base step by step by Internet through the Electronic Office of the Social Security.
What is the contribution base and what is it for?
The contribution base is the amount of monthly income you receive each month raw. Extra payments are included in this base prorated. This amount represents the base from which your social security contributions and your taxes and deductions will be calculated.
The contribution bases vary according to the situation of each worker and the Social Security affiliation regime. If we work for someone else, our base will follow specific criteria, while if we are self-employed our contribution base will be different, since in this case we can choose how much we want to pay to Social Security depending on our income or the benefits we want to receive.
The contribution base does not include other concepts such as overtime or training financed by the company. The contribution base is used to calculate social contributions, to establish the economic benefits to which a worker is entitled and to calculate severance pay, among other aspects.
How to check your contribution base online
If you want to check your contribution base without having to go to Social Security, you can do so through its online headquarters. Here we tell you the steps to follow to achieve it in a simple way.
First of all, you must go to the Electronic Office of the Social Security. Then you must click on “Citizens” and choose “reports and certificates”.
In the list of “reports and certificates” you must choose “contribution bases report”. In order to obtain the data we will have to identify ourselves as a natural person, as indicated by the Social Security when opening the drop-down of this procedure. As the list includes so many terms, a quick trick is to press «control+f, a window will appear and if you write in it «quotation bases» or «quotation» it will highlight the term on the page in another color so that you can find it more quickly.
If we click we can access the procedure. We will have the option of consult our bases or consult them as attorney, as we see in the following image.
When selecting one of the two options we will have to identify us. We can do it by means of a permanent code, pin code, via SMS or by means of an electronic ID or digital certificate.
After choosing the option that best suits us and accrediting ourselves, we will directly access our quotation bases. Here we will have the option to consult for “company” o “date” the data that interests us the most.
In addition, we can also download the report if we want to have this data online or use it to carry out or calculate any type of procedure or benefit.
With these simple steps we can consult our contribution base quickly and very efficiently. As well as downloading the data if we need it to carry out other procedures or to make calculations. This is one of the many procedures that we can do online at the Social Security Electronic Office.