A number of factors determine the nature of the social security contributions to be paid by employers and workers, as well as their respective monetary consequences. (Figure 1 below shows some examples of different rates for survey income.) There are many nations in the world — Singapore and South Africa, for example — that do not participate in tablisation agreements with other countries. The explanation for this point varies from country to country. The absence of an agreement is usually due to one of the possible reasons: self-employed workers who, in the absence of the agreement, would have to pay social security taxes to both countries, are subject to special rules (see table below). You can obtain more detailed information about the French system by writing to the French address in the „More information“ section or by visiting the website of the French social security scheme in www.cleiss.fr/. Example: U.S. agreements allow the U.S. Social Security Agency to add up U.S. and foreign coverage credits only if the employee has earned at least six-quarters of U.S. coverage. („Quarter“ is for work credits, with a credit for each salary of $1,200 for 2014, up to a maximum of four credits per year.) Similarly, a person may need minimum coverage under the foreign country`s system for having imputed U.S. coverage to meeting foreign benefit eligibility requirements. Section 233 of the Social Security Act as amended [42 U.S.C.
433] authorizes us to collect this information. We use the information you have to determine whether your current job should only be covered by the U.S. Social Security system, in accordance with an international social security agreement. The information you provide in this form is optional. However, failure to provide some or all of the requested information may prevent us from making an accurate and timely decision on your application for a cover certificate. Without the certificate, current work may continue to be subject to coverage and taxation both in the United States. and foreign social security systems. We rarely use the information you provide in this form for purposes other than for the reasons mentioned above. However, we can use it for the management and integrity of social security programs.
We may also transmit information to another person or agency, in accordance with permitted routine applications, which include, but are not limited to: tax treaties and aggregation agreements have been retained The social security provisions of the European Community (EC) do not replace the different national social security systems with a single European system. This would be impossible because of the large differences in living standards and social security systems between Member States. But what they do, according to the European Commission, is that if you have any questions about international social security conventions, call the Office of International Programs of the Social Security Administration at 410-965-3322 or 410-965-7306. However, please do not call these numbers if you wish to inquire about an individual entitlement to benefits. . . .