Overview

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

Contributions

Employer

Employer Payroll Contributions

12.0%
Pension Fund
6.0%
Social Security
6.0%
Health Insurance
2.05%
Work Risk Insurance
19.03 ARS (fixed amount adjusted on a yearly basis)
Life Insurance
26.05% + Life Insurance Total Employment Cost
Employee

Employee Payroll Contributions

11.0%
Pension Fund
3.0%
Social Security
3.0%
Health Insurance
17.00% Total Employee Cost
Employee

Employee Income Tax

Up to 64.532,64
5%
64.532,64 - 129.065,29-
9%
129.065,29 - 193.597,93
12%
193.597,93 - 258.130,58
15%
258.130,58 - 387.195,86
19%
387.195,86 - 516.261,14
23%
516.261,14 - 774.391,71
27%
774.391,71 - 1.032.522,30
31%
1.032.522,30 and up
35%
Employer Taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Brazil
China
Slovakia
Argentina
South Africa
Georgia
Macedonia
82.39%
41.12%
37.2%
26.05%
2%
2%
0%
Employee taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Romania
Macedonia
Netherlands
Argentina
Georgia
Belarus
Ukraine
45%
28%
27.65%
17%
2%
1%
0%

Minimum Wage

General

The national minimum wage is $27,216.00 ARS per month.

Minimum wage will increase to $28,080.00 ARS on August 1, 2021, and rise again to $29,160.00 ARS on September 1, 2021.

Minimum wage (per month)
$4000
$2663
$2518
$246
$36.80
$17.24
$2.33
Geneva
Luxembourg
Australia
Argentina
Angola
Tanzania
Venezuela
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Employees who work on a monthly basis are paid monthly and must be made within 4 days of the following month.  For hourly employees, wages are paid either weekly or every 2 weeks.

13th Salary

The 13th salary is payable in two installments, one before June 30th and the other before December 18th.

Working Hours

General

Full-time employment is 8 daily hours and 48 weekly hours. Work cannot exceed 9 hours a day or 48 hours a week

Night workers (9 PM-6 AM) daily workers should not exceed 7 hours. Employees working in unhealthy or dangerous conditions cannot work longer than 6 hours a day or 36 hours a week.

Overtime

Overtime hours should not exceed 3 hours per day, 30 hours per month, or 200 hours per year. Employees receive an additional 50% for overtime work and an additional 100% for holidays or work performed after 1pm on Saturdays.

Leave

Paid Time Off

Annual leave depends on the seniority of the employee.

  • 14 days leave – under 5 years of employment
  • 21 days leave – over 5 years and less than 10
  • 28 days leave – over 10 years and less than 20
Vacation days
Public holidays
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Spain
Austria
Brazil
Argentina
Michigan
China
Federal
30
14
44
30
13
43
30
13
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

Employees with less than 5 years of continuous service are entitled to 3 months of paid sick leave. Those with over 5 years of service receive 6 months of paid sick leave. Leave is doubled for those with dependents.

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is a total of 90 days and is typically split between 45 days before birth and 45 days post-birth, but not required. At least 30 days must be taken before birth.

PAID MATERNITY LEAVE (DAYS)
413
410
365
90
45
30
0
Norway
Bulgaria
Serbia
Argentina
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Federal
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Paternity Leave

Fathers receive 2 days of paid paternity leave.

Parental Leave

There are no provisions in the law regarding parental leave.

Other Leave

Marriage Leave:  10 days

Bereavement Leave: 3 days leave are given for the death of a wife, child, or parent, and 1 day for the death of a sibling.

Examination for university or secondary school: 2 days at a time (with a cap of 10 total).

Termination

Termination Process

Termination must be justified and with notice, unless it is through mutual agreement, due to economic factors, or the employee has not been fulfilling work or has performed serious misconduct.

Notice Period
  • 15 days during the probation period  
  • 1 month – 3 months but less than 5 years  
  • 2 months – more than 5 years of continuous service  
Severance Pay

Employees receive one month’s pay for each year of employment. If the employee is terminated for economic reasons is entitled to half a month’s salary for each year of service.

Probation Period

3 months

VISA

VISA

In order to be able to legally work in Argentina, a foreign national must have either applied for a work visa or permanent residency.

A foreign employee that has an employment contract valid for at least one year may apply for a work visa. To apply for a work visa, one must first apply for an entry permit. Once obtained, the applicant must submit the following:

  • Visa application
  • Passport copy
  • Passport picture
  • Employment contract
  • Certificate of police record and sworn statement
  • Application Fee

In addition, an in-person interview is required and all required documentation is submitted at the same time.

The entire process can take anywhere from 7-45 days before approval is granted.

VAT

General

21% rate

Version History

July 1, 2021
The national minimum wage increased to $27,216.00 ARS per month.

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