Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa with a population of about 8 million people and an economy dependent on agriculture. The official language is French, but there are many languages spoken in Togo. The corporate tax rate is 28%, and the tax year corresponds to the tax year. Annual tax returns must be submitted by April 30 for the previous tax year.

Labor and Payroll considerations in Togo:

  • Employment contracts can be written or verbal
  • Minimum wage is 35,000 CFA Francs per month ($47 USD)
  • Income tax is withheld from employee pay
  • Togo uses a Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) schedule
  • Social security contributions are withheld from employee pay, and employers must contribute to social security
  • Work contracts are required to obtain a work permit
  • Employers must pay the labor authorities a fee equal to 45% of the employee salary for hiring a foreign worker

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