Burundi has a population of more than 11 million people with key industries in the agriculture, manufacturing, and mining sectors. There are many types of business entity options for companies looking to expand, with corporate tax rates varying by business.

Payroll and labor considerations in Burundi include:

  • Employment contracts must be written for certain workers
  • Standard work week is 8 hours per day, 6 days per week
  • Minimum wage is 4,269 BIF per month
  • Social security and income tax are withheld from employee pay
  • Employers must use a Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) system for payroll
  • Foreign workers need a work visa and residence permit
  • Employers must sponsor the work visa for a foreign worker
  • The workforce at each company cannot be more than 20% foreign workers

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