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Labor Laws in Cape Verde

  • Annual Leave:22 days
  • Maternity Leave: 60 days
  • Public Holidays: 11
  • Workweek: 44 hours per week.

Income Tax in Cape Verde

Cabo Verdean tax resident individuals are subject to PIT on a worldwide basis (i.e. resident individuals are subject to tax on all income, regardless of whether it is earned within the Cabo Verdean territory or overseas.)

While taxpayers have the option to include Category A income in their annual tax return, it is mandatory to declare income from Category B (with organized accounting) and Category C.

The income tax rates range from 16.5^ up to 27.5%.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Cape Verde

The VAT system in Cabo Verde closely follows the European Union (EU) VAT system and is assessed at the standard rate of 15%.

Social Security in Cape Verde

Individuals are subject to social security contributions on their gross income at 8%.

The rate applies to the monthly earnings of all employees (excluding civil servants and public officials.) The social security contribution due by the employer is 15%.

Work Visas in Cape Verde

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

  • Business Visa: For business meetings, conferences, seminars, and other business-related events. To obtain the visa, it is necessary to provide relevant documents such as invitations from a business partner, event brochures, etc.
  • Work Visa: For foreigners who plan to work in Cape Verde. A work visa requires employer sponsorship and fulfillment of certain criteria.
  • Digital Nomad Visa: Digital nomads can receive a temporary visa for a six-month stay with the option to renew. You must work as a freelance or self-employed individual for clients or a company outside of Cape Verde.

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