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capital city
Central African Republic
currency
Central African CFA franc (XAF)
language spoken
Sango
payroll frequency
Monthly
employer taxes
4%
vat - standard rate
19%
cost of living index
Low ($538)
gdp - real growth rate
2.40 USD Billion
termination process
Moderate
employee protections
Moderate
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Overview

Central African Republic has a population of 4.9 million people and is ranked number 46 in Africa according to nominal GDP ($2.59 billion). Central African Republic practices a traditional economic system with a focus on agriculture and forestry.

Public Holidays

1 January- New Year's Day

29 March- Barthelemy Baganda Day

18 April- Easter Monday

1 May- Labour Day

2 May- Korite'

26 May- Ascension Day

6 June- Whit Monday

30 June- Prayer Day

9 July- Tabaski

13 August- Independence Day

15 August- Assumption Day

1 November- All Saints' Day

1 December- National Day

25 December- Christmas Day

Minimum wage

Central African Republic has a minimum wage of 35,000 CFA francs per month mandated by the government. Employers who fail to meet the minimum are subject to punishment by the government.

Payroll cycle

The Central African Republic has a government-mandated minimum wage, and no worker in the country is allowed to be paid less than this minimum wage. Employers in the Central African Republic who do to pay the Minimum Wage may face penalties from the Central African Republic's government.

Taxation

The resident individual tax rates vary depending on annual income as follows; 

0% - for XAF 0-378,000 

8% for XAF 378,001- 1,680,000

15% for XAF 1,680,001-3,360,000

28% for XAF 3,360,001- 5, 040,000

40% for XAF 5,040,001 and above

The Central African Republic has a standard corporate rate of 30%. Both residents and non-residents companies in the agricultural sector have a reduced rate of 20%. 

The income tax is paid through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system computed using the personal income tax rates.

Leaves

Every female worker is entitled to 98 days (14 weeks) of fully paid maternity leave with six weeks before birth and eight weeks after birth. A three weeks extension can be offered in case of birth complications. 

Termination process

An employment contract can be terminated when the contract period ends if fixed for a certain period by the employer or the employee. In the case of gross misconduct, an employment contract can be terminated without notice.

Notice Period

Central African Republic notice periods the following guidelines:  

  • One day for less than three months of casual/seasonal work
  • Two weeks for more than 3months but less than six month’s work
  • One month for six months or more but less than a year’s work
  • Two months for one year or more but less than two year’s work
  • Three months for two years or more or where there’s no time limit for the contract

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