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How To Hire New Remote Employees | Mauritania

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capital city
Mauritania
currency
Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRU)
language spoken
Arabic
payroll frequency
Monthly
employer taxes
15%
vat - standard rate
16% and 20% for petroleum products
cost of living index
Low ($780)
gdp - real growth rate
Per Capita: $ 1,672.92
termination process
Easy
employee protections
Moderate
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Overview

Mauritania has a population of 4.87 million people and is ranked number 37 in Africa according to the nominal GDP ($9.16 Billion). Mauritania practices traditional economic systems and most of the population is involved in livestock and subsistence agriculture.

Public Holidays

1 January- New Year's Day

1 May- Labour Day

2 May- Eid al-Fitr

3 May- Eid al-Fitr Holiday

25 May- Africa Day

10 July- Eid al- adha

11 July- Eid al- adha Holiday

30 Jul- Islamic New Year

9 October- Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

28 November- Independence Day

Minimum wage

The minimum wage in Mauritania is 30,000 MUR per month.

Payroll cycle

Employers in Mauritania are required to withhold specific amounts from each pay cycle's payroll. Employee pay is subject to income tax and social security contributions (for health, disability, and unemployment insurance, and pension schemes). Financial penalties may be imposed if compliance standards are not followed.

The provision of online payslips to employees is not authorized in Mauritania.

To file taxes and/or social security on behalf of a client, the payroll provider does not require any special licensing. Payroll records must be preserved for a period of at least ten years.

Taxation

Employees in Mauritania pay income taxes using the following rates;

6,000-9,000 MRU: 15%

9,000- 21,000 MRU: 25%

Above 21,000 MRU: 40%

Additionally, employers contribute 15% of the gross salary to social security, up to MRU 7,000, while employees contribute 1% to social security.

Leaves

All-female employees in Mauritania are granted 14 weeks of maternity leave that is fully paid for. Eight weeks must be covered after childbirth. Also, mothers are given an additional day's leave per year for every child below 14 years. On the other hand, there is no statutory provision for paternity leave.

Termination process

In the course of termination, the severance pay in Mauritania is decided by individual agreements or collective agreements.

Notice Period

An individual or collective agreements also decide the notice period. Notably, the notice duration is usually dependent on a worker's seniority, such that more senior employees are expected to give longer notice periods.

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