Overview

Capital
Buenos Aires
Currency
Argentine Peso (ARS)
Date Format
dd/mm/yyyy

Contributions

Employer

Employer Payroll Contributions

18.00% - 21.00%
Pension Fund
6.00%
Health Insurance
2.41%
Labor Risk Insurance
0.50%
Life Insurance
26.91% - 29.91% Total Employment Cost
Employee

Employee Payroll Contributions

11.00% (Ceiling 28,000.65 ARS)
Pension Fund
3.00% (Ceiling max 28,000.65 ARS)
Social Security
3.00% (Ceiling 28,000.65 ARS)
Health Insurance
17.00% Total Employee Cost
Employee

Employee Income Tax

5.00%
Up to 64,532.64
9.00%
64,532.64 - 129,065.29
12.00%
129,065.29 - 193,597.93
15.00%
193,597.93 - 258,130.58
19.00%
258,130.58 - 387,195.86
23.00%
387,195.86 - 516,261.14
27.00%
516,261.14 - 774,391.71
31.00%
774,391.71 - 1,032,522.30
35.00%
1,032,522.30 and up
Employer Taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Mexico
China
South Korea
Argentina
South Africa
Georgia
Macedonia
43.72%
40.92%
34.84%
26.05%
2%
2%
0%
Employee taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Romania
Macedonia
Netherlands
Argentina
Belarus
Ukraine
Cambodia
35%
28%
27.65%
17%
1%
0.6%
0%

Minimum Wage

General

The national minimum wage is $29,160.00 ARS.

Minimum wage (per month)
$4000
$2663
$2518
$316
$36.80
$17.24
$2.33
Geneva
Luxembourg
Australia
Argentina
Angola
Tanzania
Venezuela
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Payment is dependent on the type of contract in place and per Sections 126 and 128 of the Argentina Employment Contract Law.  Payments are made as follows:

  • Monthly employees are to be paid at the end of each calendar month.
  • Employees with  daily or hourly wages must be paid weekly or bi-weekly .
  • Personnel who are paid per project must be paid weekly or bi-weekly .

Payments must be made within four working days for monthly or bi-weekly employees and three working days for weekly employees.

13th Salary

Argentinian local law states employees are entitled to receive an additional month salary, a 13th month salary: Aguinaldo. This 13th month salary is payable in two semi-annual instalments, which are due for payment before June 30th and December 18th, respectively.

The amount of each instalment is equal to 50.00% of the highest monthly wage received during the previous 6-month period.

Working Hours

General

In Argentina, The Employment Contract Law states that working hours shall not exceed 8 hours per day and 48 hours per week, excluding rest time.  However, laws associated work considered unhealthy or with night shifts ( 9 pm –  6 am) limit employees to  7 hours of work.

Overtime

Overtime hours must not exceed 3 hours per day, 30 hours per month, or 200 hours  per year unless prior authorization from the relevant labor authority has been agreed.

Overtime worked on weekdays is paid at an additional 50% of the salary, whereas overtime worked on a Saturday afternoon, Sunday, or Public Holiday would be paid at double the salary.

Leave

Paid Time Off

Employees who have worked for an employer for more than six months are entitled to 2 weeks of annual leave. The amount of holiday entitlement increases with the length of continuous employment, up to a maximum of 35 days.

New employees are entitled to 1 day of leave for every 20 days worked.

The entitled paid vacation for employees in Argentina is dependent on their time with the employer:

  • employees who have worked for the same employer for less than five years are entitled to 14 days leave
  • employees who have worked for the same employer for  5 – 10 years are entitled to 21 days leave
  • employees who have worked for the same employer for 10 – 20 years are entitled to 28 days leave
  • employees who have worked for the same employer for more than 20 years are entitled to 35 days leave

During annual leave, the employer must pay the employees’ full salary as well as any other entitled benefits. Annual leave is calculated by dividing the salary payment by 25 and multiplying it by the number of days’ holiday to which the employee is entitled.

Vacation days
Public holidays
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Spain
Brazil
Tanzania
Argentina
Michigan
China
Federal
30
14
44
30
13
43
28
15
43
14
18
32
2
11
13
5
7
12
10
10
Public Holidays

There are 18 national holidays. Holidays that fall at the end of the week are moved to the following Monday.

Sick Days

If an employee has worked for a company for less than five years, they are entitled to a maximum of 3 months paid sick leave. Once they have worked for a company for more than five years, the paid sick leave is extended to 6 months.

The employer covers the payment of sick pay; however, the Employment Risk Insurance (which is a compulsory insurance for employers) covers any treatment, sick pay, or rehabilitation for a work-related accident, injury, or illness.

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is 90 days, of which the mother must take at least 30 days before the birth of the child. Commonly, the leave is split 45 days on either side of the delivery.

The Argentine Social Security system pays Maternity leave.

PAID MATERNITY LEAVE (DAYS)
413
410
365
90
40
30
0
Norway
Bulgaria
Serbia
Argentina
Malawi
Tunisia
Federal
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Paternity Leave

New fathers are entitled to 2 days of paid paternity leave.

Parental Leave

There are no provisions for Parental leave in Argentina.

Other Leave

Employees also receive paid leave under the following circumstances:

  • An employee is entitled to 10 days’ leave for their marriage
  • An employee is entitled to 3 days’ leave for the death of a child, parent, or spouse and one days’ leave for the death of a sibling
  • An employee is entitled to two days’ leave (at any one time, with a maximum of 10 days) for university or high school exams.

Termination

Termination Process

The employer must justify any termination with notice unless it is through mutual agreement, the employees’ failure to fulfill their work requirements, severe misconduct, or economic factors.

Notice Period

Employees who have worked for the same company for more than three months but less than five years must provide one month’s notice.

Employees that have worked for the same company for more than five years must provide two months’ notice.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is calculated at one month’s salary for each year of employment. However, if an employee’s contract is terminated for economic reasons, they will receive half a month’s pay for each year of service.

An employee may also be entitled to receive remuneration for o the proportion of the year worked  and with a proportionate part of the 13th salary, depending  on the reason for termination.

Probation Period

The Probation period in Argentina is three months.

During the first three months of employment, should the employer or the employee decide to terminate the contract without cause, the employer has no obligation to pay severance but must notify the employee of the termination 15 days in advance.

VISA

VISA

There are three categories of residence for Argentina: transitory, temporary, and permanent residence.

  • The transitory residence is generally for individuals living in Argentina for less than three months and does not allow work except for technical residents.
  • Technical Residency is granted to foreigners who perform technical or professional activities. Individuals can obtain this residency at the Argentinean Consulate in their  home country/territory or after arriving  as a tourist.
  • Business residency is issued to foreigners who have been invited by a company that is established in Argentina. The Individual can request this residency at the Argentinean Consulate of the foreigners’ home country/territory only. This type of residence is for business use; it is a 60-day residency, extended upon the Immigration Office’s discretion.

Temporary Residency is for foreigners who want to live in the country/territory for an extended period. They can work, study, live, etc.  A Work Residence is the residence type applied to foreigners employed by a local company long term. The Work Residence is  valid for one year, and this can be extended indefinitely.

Permanent Residence is for those foreigners who want to live in the country/territory permanently.

VAT

General

The rate of VAT in Argentina is 21%.

Version History

October 7, 2021
Employer Tax: Labor Risk Insurance up to 2.41%
September 1, 2021
The national minimum wage increased to 29,160.00 ARS per month.
July 1, 2021
The national minimum wage increased to 27,216.00 ARS per month.

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    Roman G.
    Roman G.
    2 months ago

    Is it mandatory for en employee to receive their COVID-19 Vaccination?

    Erez Greenberg
    Admin
    2 months ago
    Reply to  Roman G.

    Hi Roman,
    No, there is not a law currently that makes this a requirement.

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