Benin has a population of more than 12 million people, with thriving cotton, textile, and agriculture sectors. There are several types of business entities that can be set up in Benin, and their “one stop shop” includes the tax office, labor directorate, commercial registry, and the directorate of commerce to help you get started.

Payroll and Compliance in Benin

  • Minimum wage is 40,000 CFA francs per month, but can vary by profession
  • Social security and income tax are withheld from employee pay and must be paid monthly
  • New employees must be registered with Social Security (Caisse Nationale de Securite Sociale)
  • It is recommended that foreign nationals have a job offer before applying for a work permit, so employers can sponsor the application

If you are expanding in Benin, or need to manage compliance for your operations there, Blue Marble can help. Our cloud-based technology with aggregated, customized reporting gives you real-time access to your payroll across all countries and currencies. We have in-country experts in Benin to help when questions come up to ensure compliance. Learn more about simplifying payroll in Benin – click here to get started