Sierra Leone has a population of almost 8 million people, with manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and tourism the key industries. There are varying tax rates depending on the structure of your business, with the tax year following the calendar year.

Some labor and payroll considerations in Sierra Leone include:

  • Minimum wage is currently 500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones per month
  • Employment contracts must be written within 30 days of the employee start date
  • Sierra Leone uses a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system
  • Income tax and social security must be withheld from employee pay
  • Foreign workers need work and residence permits to work and live in Sierra Leone
  • Employers must prove that a local individual cannot fill the vacancy

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