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How To Hire New Remote Employees | Gambia

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capital city
Gambia
currency
Gambian dalasi (GMD)
language spoken
English, Wolof, Sarahole
payroll frequency
Monthly
employer taxes
10%
vat - standard rate
15%
cost of living index
Low ($519)
gdp - real growth rate
per Capita- $731
termination process
Difficult
employee protections
Moderate
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Overview

The Gambia is a small west African country with a population of 2.53 million people. It is ranked number 49 in Africa per minimal GDP ($2.04 billion). Gambia is a mixed economic system that relies heavily on agriculture.

Public Holidays

1 January- New Year's Day

18 February- Independence Day (of Gambia)

15 April- Good Friday

18 April- Easter Monday

28 April- Laylat al-Qadr

1 May- Labour Day

2–3 May- Eid al-Fitr

25 May- Africa Day

10 July- Eid al-Adha

22 July- Revolution Day

7–8 August- Ashura

15 August- Assumption of Mary

8 October- Prophet's Birthday

25 December- Christmas Day

Minimum wage

The Gambia’s minimum wage is 50 dalasi per day ($1.25). The minimum wage is government-mandated, and employers who fail to observe the minimum are subject to punishment.

Payroll cycle

Cycle of Payments
Employees in Gambia expect to get paid on a monthly basis.

13th Paygrade
Annual incentives are prevalent in Gambia, but they are not obligatory.

Taxation

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

0% - for GMD 0-7,500 

10% for GMD 7,501- 10,000

15% for GMD 10,001-17,500

20% for GMD 17,501- 27,500

25% for GMD 27,501- 47,500

35% for GMD above 47,500 

The Gambia’s personal income tax is averaged at 30.56 percent. The corporate ta is averaged at 30.33 percent. Non-residents are subject to progressive tax rates from 0% to 35%, just like the resident individuals. Non-residents are, however, not taxed on foreign-sourced income.

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

Leaves

Parental Leave

Female employees that have worked for two years in the same organization are liable to 12-week payable maternity leave. Six weeks are taken before the child’s birth date and six after the child’s birth. The employer pays 100% of the salary.

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

Gambia notice period follows the following guidelines:  

  • 14 days for a fixed-term contract
  • Indefinite periods depends on the employee tenure and salary payment intervals

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