Overview

Capital
Sucre
Currency
Boliviano (BOB)
Date Format
dd/mm/yyyy

Contributions

Employer

Employer Payroll Contributions

2.00%
Housing
1.71%
Professional Risk Premium
10.00%
National Healthcare
3.00%
Employer Solidarity Contribution
16.71% Total Employment Cost
Employee

Employee Payroll Contributions

10.00%
Long-term SSO Contribution (Disability, Old Age and Death)
1.71%
Common Risk
0.50%
Pensionary Fund Commission
0.50%
Solidarity Contribution for Pension
12.71% Total Employee Cost

Employee Income Tax

13.00%
Flat Rate
Employer Taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Mexico
China
South Korea
Bolivia
South Africa
Georgia
Macedonia
43.72%
40.92%
34.84%
16.71%
2%
2%
0%
Employee taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Romania
Macedonia
Netherlands
Bolivia
Belarus
Ukraine
Cambodia
35%
28%
27.65%
12.71%
1%
0.6%
0%

Minimum Wage

General

The monthly minimum wage in Bolivia is 2,122 BOB.

Minimum wage (per month)
$4000
$2663
$2518
$305
$36.80
$17.24
$2.33
Geneva
Luxembourg
Australia
Bolivia
Angola
Tanzania
Venezuela
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Salaries are paid monthly on the last day working day of the month. 

13th Salary

A 13th salary is required at the end of the year and is equivalent to one month’s pay (Aguinaldo). The Christmas bonus is not subject to tax and social security contributions.  

14th-month is also a mandatory bonus if GDP is over 4.50% or makes annual profits. All employees must receive one additional monthly salary, subject to a cap of 25.00% of the company’s profits (Profit bonus (Prima). 

Working Hours

General

Standard working hours within Bolivia are 8 hours per day, up to a maximum of 6 working days. 

Overtime

All work more than the standard working hours a week is to be paid as overtime and is regulated by employment contract/collective agreements. In general, overtime maximum limits are set at 2 hours per day and paid 200.00% of the standard salary rate. 

Leave

Paid Time Off

Paid leave in Bolivia is outlined in the employment contract as a minimum of 15 days paid leave a year (following completion of 1-year service) in addition to public holidays.  

This increases to 20 days paid leave once the employee has been employed for five years and increases after ten years of service to 30 days paid leave per year. 

Vacation days
Public holidays
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Spain
Brazil
Tanzania
Bolivia
Michigan
China
Federal
30
14
44
30
13
43
28
15
43
15
10
25
2
11
13
5
7
12
10
10
Public Holidays

There are 10 public holidays.

Sick Days

All employees are entitled to up to 26 weeks of paid sick leave per year and must provide a medical certificate within 48 hours of the first day of sickness.     

The employer pays the sick pay at 100.00% of the regular salary rate (to be reimbursed at a rate of 75.00% from the social security) from the 5th day of sickness. 

Maternity Leave

All female employees are eligible for maternity benefits, consisting of 90 days paid maternity leave, 45 days before the due date, and 45 days after. 

 The employer will pay the maternity benefit at 100.00% of the national minimum wage; the employer will receive a reimbursement of 90.00% from social security. 

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

The father is entitled to mandatory paid paternity leave of 3 days. 

Parental Leave

There are no provisions in the law regarding parental leave.

Other Leave

There is no other statutory leave in Bolivia. 

Termination

Termination Process

The termination process is standard in Bolivia based on the prescribed list of termination reasons contained within article 16 of the General Labour Law unless an employer can provide sufficient cause for dismissal without notice.   

Notice of termination must be in writing and sent to the relevant governmental authorities. 

Notice Period

According to Bolivian labor law, there is no mandatory notice period. 

Severance Pay

In Bolivia, severance pay is mandatory if applicable. Still, the amount differs based on the type of termination, i.e., termination by an employee, termination by mutual agreement, termination without cause, and termination with a cause in an indefinite term agreement and fixed-term agreement.  

It is common for a severance payment to be calculated as one month’s regular salary payment for each completed year of service. 

Probation Period

Probation periods in Bolivia for permanent employees are generally between 1 and 3 months. 

VISA

VISA

Any foreigners coming to work in Bolivia will need to be registered with the Labour Ministry.  

Foreign employees do not require work permits, but their work agreements must be registered with the Bolivian labor authorities within 90 days of signing. Employees need a special purpose visa to sign the agreement and a one-year residence visa.

VAT

General

The standard rate of VAT in Bolivia is 13.00% 

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