Overview

Capital
Tunis
Currency
Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Date Format
dd/mm/yyyy

Taxes

Employer

Employer Payroll Tax

Rates may change based on the sector.
16.57%
Social Security
0.5%
Work Insurance
1.0%
Housing Levy
2.0% (1% for manufacturing industrial companies)
Development Levy
20.07% Total Employment Cost
Employee

Employee Payroll Taxes

9.18%
Social Security
9.18% Total Employee Cost
Employee

Employee Income Tax

0%
0-5,000 TND
26%
5,001-20,000 TND
28%
20,001-30,000 TND
32%
30,001-50,000 TND
35%
50,001 TND and above
Employer Taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
China
Brazil
Belarus
Tunisia
South Africa
Georgia
Macedonia
41.12%
36.8%
34%
20.07%
2%
2%
0%
Employee taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Romania
Macedonia
Netherlands
Tunisia
Georgia
Belarus
Ukraine
45%
28%
27.65%
9.18%
2%
1%
0%

Minimum Wage

General

Industrial and agricultural workers – 403 dinars per month

Non agriculture sectors – 378.56 dinars per month

Minimum wage (per month)
$4000
$2663
$2491
$133
$36.80
$22
$2.33
Geneva
Luxembourg
Australia
Tunisia
Angola
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Employees are paid either weekly or monthly no later than the end of the month.

13th Salary

Not required.

Working Hours

General

A work week is 5 days and should not exceed 48 hours.

Overtime

A workday should not exceed 10 hours per day or 60 hours per week.

Leave

Paid Time Off

Employees receive one vacation day per month. After one year of work, they will accumulate 12 vacation days.

Vacation days
Public holidays
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Brazil
Peru
Georgia
Tunisia
Malaysia
China
Federal
30
13
43
30
12
42
24
17
41
12
15
27
8
6
14
5
7
12
10
10
Public Holidays

15 public holidays.

Sick Days

For an employee to receive sickness benefit, they must have at least 50 days of covered employment in the last two quarters or 80 days in the last fourth quarters before sickness began.  The insured employee receives 66.7% of their daily average earnings for 180 days after a five-day waiting period. For up to 180 days a year for each next year, they receive 50%.

Maternity Leave

Female employees receive 3o days of leave. In order to receive 66.7% of their daily earnings, the employee must have contributed to social insurance for at least 80 days in the four quarters leading up to the birth.

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

Fathers receive one day of paid leave within the first seven days following the birth of the child.

Parental Leave

A lump sum of the insured’s daily average quarterly earnings is given. 

Other Leave

Work-related injury leave: There is no qualifying period, but the accident must be reported to the employer within 48 hours and to be assessed. The injured employer will receive 66.7% of their average daily earnings for the highest-paid period before the disability began. Payments will be given after a three-day waiting period and last until the employee has recovered.

Termination

Termination Process

For an employer to terminate an employer, they must present a significant and just cause. Before the dismissal, the employee has the right to appeal their case before a discipline council.

Notice Period

One month’s notice period should be given in writing.

Severance Pay

Employees are entitled to severance pay unless they have been terminated for misconduct. Payment is calculated as one day’s pay for each month of employment. The maximum amount of severance is three months’ pay.

Probation Period

Depending on the type of employment probation period ranges from 6 to 9 months.

VAT

General

19%

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