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Labor Laws in Burkina Faso

  • Annual Leave: 22 days
  • Maternity Leave: 14 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 15
  • Workweek: 40 hours per week.

Income Tax in Burkina Faso

Habitual residents are taxable on income earned on a worldwide basis.

Non-residents are subject to tax on Burkina Faso- source employment income provided the activities are carried out in Burkina Faso and the employer is located in the country.

Individuals are taxable on the same schedules of income as companies, and on employment income. All income is pooled and subject to a general income tax that is called the “unique tax on salaries.

The applicable rate is applied to the taxable income. The unique tax on treatments is imposed at scheduler rates ranging from 0% to 25%.

Income other than employment income earned by an individual is subject to income tax at rates that range from 10% to 27.5%.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Burkina Faso

VAT is imposed on production activities, the distribution of goods and the provision of services in Burkina Faso

Social Security in Burkina Faso

Social security contributions are paid based on the salary paid.

The employer pays 16%, comprised of a 3.5% occupational accident contribution, a 7% family allowance, and a 5.5% old age pension. Employees pay social security contributions for old-age pensions at a rate of 5.5%.

Work Visas in Burkina Faso

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

Foreign travelers who wish to enter the country are typically divided into three categories when it comes to visas:

  • Visitors from visa-exempt countries can stay in Burkina Faso for up to 90 days without a visa.
  • Nationals are eligible for a visa on arrival, which is then valid for up to 90 days.
  • Visitors who do not fall under either of these categories must go to an embassy or consulate to find a solution.

Burkina Faso is unique in that the country does not have a business visa.

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