Gov't employees to receive year-end bonus, cash gift starting Nov 15

Government employees to receive year-end bonus, cash gift starting Nov 15

In the spirit of the upcoming Christmas season, government workers nationwide will receive their 14th month pay also known as year-end bonus and cash gift starting November 15.



The year-end bonus is equivalent to a full month’s salary, while the cash-gift amounts to 5,000 pesos.

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The release of the year-end bonus and cash gift is pursuant to Budget Circular No. 2016-4, which mandates that the said incentives be given not earlier than November 15 of the current year to qualified personnel.


Eligible to receive the bonus and incentives are those in government service as of October 31 of the current year and with at least four months of service from January 1 to October 31 of the current year; or those who have retired or separated from government service before October 31 of the same year and have rendered at least a total of an aggregate of four months of service from January 1 of the current year.

The 13th month pay and other benefits, including productivity incentives and Christmas bonuses, are exempted from tax if they do not exceed P90,000, according to Republic Act 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law,

On top of these bonuses, government employees can also look forward to receiving their Productivity Enhancement Incentive, which will be released starting December 15.