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Labor Laws in Belarus

  • Annual Leave: 24 days
  • Maternity Leave: 126 days
  • Public Holidays: 9
  • Workweek: 40 hours per week.

Income Tax in Belarus

Generally, any individual income derived from Belarus and foreign sources is taxed at a flat rate of 13%.

A personal income tax rate of 25% is applied to the totality of income for an amount exceeding BYN 200,000.

The income tax rate is set at 20% for the income received by Belarusian individual entrepreneurs (private notaries, solicitors) from business (private notary, sole advocacy) activities.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Belarus

The standard VAT rate is 20%, whereas the preferential rate is 10%.

Social Security in Belarus

Generally, all payments to employees are subject to SICs at a total rate of 35%. These contributions include payments to social security and pension security.

The employers’ contribution rates are 28% for pension insurance and 6% for social insurance. Employees also pay pension insurance contributions at a rate of 1% of their gross compensation.

Work Visas Belarus

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

Foreign citizens who intend to work in Belarus should obtain a special work permit issued by the regional Citizenship and Migration Departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The validity period of a special work permit is one year, except for highly skilled professionals for whom a special work permit is issued for two years.

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