Burkina Faso Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Burkina Faso Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Burkina Faso?

With our Burkina Faso Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Burkina Faso’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

Burkina Faso Country Overview

Geographic location: Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation in West Africa, bordered by six other countries, namely: Niger, Mali, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast.

Population: With a population of over 20 million people who speak French as the official language, Burkina Faso is full of potential for those investors who are looking to spearhead development in their respective industries.

Economy: While Burkina Faso’s is a low-income country, it has great resources of gold and cotton crops, which is the major source of wealth for the country.  Despite the country’s relatively poor economy, it experienced a significant rebound of 6.9% increase in GDP in 2021. This surge can be explained by the recovery of the services sector (+11.7%) from the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in gold exports.


Payroll in Burkina Faso - What You Should Know

  • Population: 21,497,097
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $19.74 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 6.9%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 3.7%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): -0.6%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
  • Languages: French, Mooré, Dioula
  • Employer Contribution

    • 00% of the employer’s payroll must be contributed to social security.

    Employee Contribution

    • 5% of the employer’s payroll must be contributed to social security.
  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 18% in Burkina Faso – applied to taxable supplies, services and imported goods in the country.

Paid Time-Off

Employees in Burkina Faso are entitled to 22 days of paid annual leave.

Sick Leave

Workers in Burkina Faso are entitled to sick leave according to their years of service to the company:

  • < 1 year of service – eligible for 2 months of paid sick leave (the first month paid in full and the next at 50%)
  • 1-5 years of service – eligible for 4 months of paid sick leave (the first month paid in full and the following at 50%)
  • 6-10 years of service – eligible for 5 months of paid sick leave (two months paid in full and the following at 50%)
  • 11-15 years of service – eligible for 6 months of paid sick leave (three months paid full and the following at 50%)
  • > 15 years of service – eligible for 6 months of paid sick leave (four months paid full and the following at 50%)

Maternity Leave

In Burkina Faso, women are entitled to a maximum of 14 weeks of paid maternity leave. Both the employer and social security contribute to the mother’s remuneration.

Paternity Leave

In Burkina Faso, men are entitled to 20 days of paternity leave.

  • In Burkina Faso, notice periods are as follow:

    • 8 days for hourly workers,
    • 1 month for regular workers,
    • 3 months for supervisors, executives, and similar positions.

    In case of redundancy or any similar reason that could result in group dismissals, a 30-day notice period is required.

Severance pay corresponds to a percentage of the monthly overall wages per year of service and is set according to the length of service as follows:

  • 25% of one monthly wage for every year during the first 5 years of employment;
  • 30% of one monthly wage for every year during the subsequent 5 years of service; and
  • 40% of one monthly wage for every year after the 10th year of employment.
  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Revolution Day (3rd January)
  • International Women’s Day (9th March)
  • Easter Monday (13th April)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Ascension Day (21st May)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Independence Day (5th August)
  • Assumption of Mary (15th August)
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Martyrs’ Day (31st October)
  • All Saints’ Day (1st November)
  • Proclamation of Independence Day (11th December)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)

Burkina Faso Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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