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Labor Laws in Aruba

  • Annual Leave: 15 days
  • Maternity Leave: 12 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 11
  • Workweek: 45 hours per week.

Income Tax in Aruba

Aruba residents are taxed on their worldwide income. Nonresidents are taxed only on Aruba source income. Income is taxed under a scheduler system.

Income Tax rates are progressive from 10% up to 52%.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Aruba

Legislation recently approved in Aruba introduces a tax on imported goods, effective 1 August 2023. A tax on the import of goods will be 7%.

Social Security in Aruba

The employer is required to make pay-related social insurance payments on behalf of its employees. Employed and self-employed individuals are required to make social insurance payments, with a capped amount based on the individual’s salary.

Aruba has six (6) different social security taxes:

  • Old age pension and widow & orphans pension insurance.
  • Mandatory Pension for employees.
  • General health insurance.
  • Sickness insurance.
  • Accident insurance.
  • Cessantia.

Work Visas Aruba

Here is work visa information for Aruba, download our guide for an extensive breakdown.

A work- and residence permit to work in Aruba on a paid basis requires a labor market review.It is required that you work for only one Aruban employer in a specified job title.

You must apply for this labor market test at the DPL. After receiving a statement from DPL, you can apply to DIMAS for your residence permit application

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