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Labor Laws in Botswana

  • Annual Leave: 15 days
  • Maternity Leave: 12 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 10
  • Workweek: 48 hours per week.
  • Overtime: Maximum 14 hours per week.

Income Tax in Botswana

The Botswana tax system operates on a territorial basis, and income is taxable in Botswana if the source is within Botswana.

Residents are taxed at progressive income tax rates ranging from 0% to 25%.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Botswana

VAT is imposed on taxable supplies and the importation of goods into Botswana.

The standard VAT rate of 12% applies to all supplies that do not qualify for an exemption or are not zero-rated.

Social Security in Botswana.

There are no social security taxes or contributions in Botswana.

Work Visas Botswana

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

Foreign nationals may obtain work permits in Botswana. In general, the permit is granted for the requested period, up to five years.

Work permits may be renewed for as long as their holders are employed. A foreign national holding a valid work permit may change employers after signing a contract with the new employer.

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