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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.
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
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.
Cycle of Payments
Employees in Gambia expect to get paid on a monthly basis.
Annual incentives are prevalent in Gambia, but they are not obligatory.
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.
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.
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.
Gambia notice period follows the following guidelines: