In this page, I’m sharing how to use the new SSS R3 program using the new contribution brackets. Since SSS released the new contribution table for 2014 – 2018, same brackets will also be applied in generating R3 reports or employees contribution reports for employers. The new software is available online for free and you can also get it from the SSS office personally or you can just tweak the old program installed on your computer by adding and updating the library file.
I have successfully generated my R3 for January 2019 and I’m sharing here how I’ve done so.
How to update the R3 File Generator library for the New Contribution Schedule?
SSS has given simple instructions for this but personally I had no successful result. Per SSS instruction,
- Download or copy the library.dat file SSS website or ask SSS office personally
- Go to the image subfolder
- Replace the old library.dat with the newly downloaded file
- Open the program to test if update was successful
I have done the steps 5 times but unfortunately the R3 Java executable Jar file hangs up and freezes every time I do the Employee Record Maintenance File function. So instead, I checked the files saved in my USB given by the very kind SSS employee. She has given me 2 files namely:
- R3 File Gen
- SSS R3FileGenerator
Checking my software in my computer I already had the second program installed. The one I was using last 2018. And I used this for the replacing of library.dat per SSS instructions. Since it didn’t work, I deleted everything in my computer knowing I had the files saved in my USB anyway. I just saved R3 File Gen 2019 file in my computer alone. I opened the R3 Java executable Jar file from it and presto, it was working with the new SSS contributions bracket!
How to use the New SSS R3 Program Installation
Note that the 2018 software is also the one used for R3 File Gen 2019 software.
- Delete all old R3 files on your computer
- Save R3 File Gen 2018 on your desktop
- Open R3 FileGen 2018 and select the Executable Jar File
- Since this R3 File Gen 2018 has already one SSS detail stored (BRIAN), you have to delete it by:
Go to File Maintenance then to Employee Record Maintenance and delete the old file by entering the SSS number 02-3417027-2. Press delete and you can now start using R3 2019 and print transmittal reports and employee file.
- Enter your SSS details as shown on the screenshots below. Congrats!
1. Start with Employer Record Maintenance
2. You can now enter new brackets for the new contributions 2019. Enter employee details and Update them.
3. Inquire Totals once all employees SSS contributions are completely entered.
4. Create SSS Text File.
5. Tick the box if you already paid the SSS contributions for the corresponding month and enter the payment records – date of payment, TR/SBR receipt number and amount of payment for that month. These info will appear on the Transmittal Certificate you will upload on the R3 online or you will submit at SSS.
6. Congratulations!!! You can now print transmittal certificate, employees files and submit them to SSS or upload your R3 file reports online.
Make sure you have the following programs installed on your computer so you can successfully execute and work the new SSS R3 program.
- WinZip or WinRar
If you want a copy of the R3 File Gen 2019 I got from the SSS, just message me. Happy to share it. THANKS!