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How To Hire New Remote Employees | Tunisia

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capital city
Tunisia
currency
Tunisian dinar (DT, د.ت, TND)
language spoken
Arabic
payroll frequency
Monthly
employer taxes
16.57%, and 0.5%
vat - standard rate
19%
cost of living index
1,130DT
gdp - real growth rate
-8.6% (2020)
termination process
Varies
employee protections
Moderate
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Overview

The Republic of Tunisia's population was 11.9 million people indicating a gradual increase in population. Based on the World Bank report, Tunisia’s GDP was $39.24 billion in 2020, and its GDP represents approximately 0.03% of the global economy; a 3.6% GDP growth rate is projected in 2022 in Tunisia. Prudent fiscal and economic planning have led to the mild but sustainable growth of the past decade in the country. Tunisia has various strengths such as proximity to Europe, diverse sectors such as textile, aeronautics, and chemicals, the availability of qualified labor and extreme fishery and agricultural potential, and sizable gas, oil, as well as phosphate deposits. 

Public Holidays

1 January- New Year's Day

20 March- Independence Day of Tunisia

9 April- Martyrs' Day in Tunisia

1 May- Labour Day

2–5 May- Eid al-Fitr

9–11 July- Eid al-Adha

25 July- Republic Day

29–30 July- Islamic New Year

13 August- Women's Day

7–8 October- Prophet's Birthday

15 October- Evacuation Day

17 December- Revolution and Youth Day

Minimum wage

The minimum wage in Tunisia is DT 290 for 40 working hours per week and  DT 340 monthly for a 48-hour working schedule per week for industrial field workers. Agricultural employees’ minimum wage is DT 9 -14 and is supplemented with family allowances and transportation.

Payroll cycle

Payroll in Tunisia is done on a monthly basis.

Taxation

Income Tax Rate
Taxable Income Tax Rate
From To
0 TND 5,000 TND 0%
5,001 TND 20,000 TND 26%
20,001 TND 30,000 TND 28%
30,001 TND 50,000 TND 32%
50,001 TND And above 35%


Leaves

Annual leave 

Employees who have worked in a company for a year are entitled to 12 days of remunerated annual leave. 

Maternity 

According to Tunisia Leave Laws, the average paid maternity leave should be 14 weeks and a duration of six weeks mandatory leave is provided after child delivery.  

Paternity leave

Male employees in the private sector are entitled to ten days of salaried paternity leave and should be provided seven days after childbirth. In other sectors, male employees are granted one day of remunerated leave after the child is born.

Sick leave

If an employee has been ill on a package holiday in the Republic of Tunisia in the past three years, they are entitled to compensation. Tunisia does not confirm the number of sick hours or days a worker may receive but an employee that requires sick leave must inform the employer within 48 hours of disease onset or after realizing the inability to work because of illness. 

Termination process

Annual leave 

Employees who have worked in a company for a year are entitled to 12 days of remunerated annual leave. 

Maternity 

According to Tunisia Leave Laws, the average paid maternity leave should be 14 weeks and a duration of six weeks mandatory leave is provided after child delivery.  

Paternity leave

Male employees in the private sector are entitled to ten days of salaried paternity leave and should be provided seven days after childbirth. In other sectors, male employees are granted one day of remunerated leave after the child is born.

Sick leave

If an employee has been ill on a package holiday in the Republic of Tunisia in the past three years, they are entitled to compensation. Tunisia does not confirm the number of sick hours or days a worker may receive but an employee that requires sick leave must inform the employer within 48 hours of disease onset or after realizing the inability to work because of illness. 

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