Burundi Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Burundi Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Burundi ?

With our Burundi 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 Burundi’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.

Burundi Country Overview

Geographic location: Burundi is a small nation in east-central Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Population: Burundi traditionally had two official languages: Kirundi and French. English became the third official language of the country in 2014.

Economy:Burundi’s economic freedom score is 39.4, making its economy the 172nd freest in the 2022 Index.

Payroll in Burundi - What You Should Know

  • Population: 12,551,213
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $2.78 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 1.8%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 8.4%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.3%
  • Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
  • Capital: Gitega
  • Currency: Burundian Franc
  • Languages: Kirundi, English, French

Employer Contribution

6% of the employer’s emoluments is contributed to Social Security in Burundi.

An additional 3% is contributed by the employer capped at BIF 80,000 per month.

Employee Contribution

4% of the employee’s emoluments is contributed to Social Security in Burundi.

  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    • In Burundi, VAT is imposed on the sale of goods and the provision of services, and on imports.
    • The standard VAT rate is 18%, with exemptions and zero-rating available in certain cases.
    • Telephone calls are no longer subject to VAT or consumption tax.
    • A reduced rate of 10% applies to certain imports.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 20 days of paid annual leave in Burundi.

Sick Leave

In Burundi, employees are entitled to up to six months of sick leave.

This income should be at least 45 per cent of the minimum wage. (Countries are free to opt for a system which guarantees 60 per cent of the last wages during the first 6 months of illness or even during the first year).

Maternity Leave

In Burundi, women are entitled to a maximum of 12 consecutive weeks of maternity leave – 6 of which must be taken postpartum.

Paternity Leave

In Burundi, workers are allowed fully paid paternity leave of 4 days on the birth of a child.

  • Generally, notice period is fixed by collective agreement.
  • According to the Labor Code, Minimum length of notice period for termination of employment contract by an employer is
    • One month if the employee has the seniority (work experience with the firm) of less than 3 years;
    • One month and a half (45 days) if the employee has the seniority of 3 to 5 years;
    • Two months if the employee has the seniority of 5 to 10 years; and
    • 3 months if the employee has the seniority of more than 10 years.
  • In accordance with the Burundian Labor Code, severance pay is not payable to a worker employed on daily wages and when a worker is dismissed for gross negligence.
  • In the case of individual dismissals, the rate of severance pay is as follows: –
    • One average monthly salary for workers with seniority of 3 to 5 years;
    • Two average monthly salaries for workers with seniority of 5 to 10 years; and
    • Three average monthly salaries for workers with seniority of more than 10 years.
  • In accordance with the Burundian Labor Code, severance pay is not payable to a worker employed on daily wages and when a worker is dismissed for gross negligence.
  • In the case of individual dismissals, the rate of severance pay is as follows: –
    • One average monthly salary for workers with seniority of 3 to 5 years;
    • Two average monthly salaries for workers with seniority of 5 to 10 years; and
    • Three average monthly salaries for workers with seniority of more than 10 years.
  • New Year’s Day 1st January
  • Unity Day 5th February
  • President Ntaryamira Day 6th April
  • Labor Day 1st May
  • Ascension Day 20th May
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Independence Day 17th July
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Assumption of Mary 15th August
  • Prince Rwagasore Day 13th October
  • Ndadaye Day 21st October
  • All Saints’ Day 2nd November
  • Christmas Day 25th December

Burundi 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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In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.