Democratic Republic of Congo Payroll Outsourcing

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Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

With our Democratic Republic of Congo 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 the Democratic Republic of Congo’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.

Democratic Republic of Congo Country Overview

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is also informally known as Congo-Kinshasa by its locals. 

Geographical location: DRC is located in Central Africa and is among the largest countries on the continent. This position gives the country a strategic advantage as a stepping-stone to the Central African region.

Population: DRC has a large population of over 92 million people, which is a sizeable workforce for development, and a potential source of competitive advantage. 

Economy: The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources such as wood, coffee and oil, as well as various minerals such as diamonds, gold, copper, cobalt, tin ore and coltan. The Democratic Republic of the Congo also has some main economic hubs: Kinshasa (its capital), Haut-Katanga and Lualaba provinces, and North Kivu, South Kivu, Ituri, Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele, and Tshopo provinces.

Payroll in the DRC - What You Should Know

  • Population:
    92,377,986
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $53.96B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 5.7%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 2.9%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 3.1%
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • Currency: Congolese franc
  • Languages: French, Kikongo, ‎Lingala‎, ‎Swahili

Employer Contribution

  • 5-6.5% of the employer’s payroll must be contributed to the National Insurance Fund (INSS).
  • 1%-3% of the employer’s payroll must be contributed to the National Office for Professional Training (INPP)
  • 2% of the employer’s payroll must be contributed to the National Office of Employment (ONEM)

Employee Contribution

5.00% of the employee’s salary must be contributed to social security.

  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 16% in the DRC. Exports and assimilated transactions are zero-rated in the country.

Paid Time-Off

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, every worker over the age of 18 is entitled to at least 1 day of paid annual leave for every month of consecutive service. This amount can increase by one day per month every 5 years of service under the same company.

Sick Leave

There is no statutory sick leave in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but some employers allow their workers to take some paid sick leave.

Maternity Leave

In the DRC, women are entitled to a maximum of 14 weeks of paid maternity leave. The mother is entitled to 2/3 of her regular wage during her maternity leave.

Paternity Leave

Men are entitled to 2 days of paid paternity leave in the DRC.

  • In the DRC, both the employer and the employee can terminate the employment contract, but termination cannot be done freely and is subject to a strict procedure.
  • Fixed-term contracts always end by the expiration of the term for which they were initially concluded.
  • Any premature termination of fixed-term contracts makes the employee eligible for compensation.
  • The notice period is equal to 14 workdays as from the day after the notification, when the notice is given by the employer – unless stated otherwise.

There is no statutory severance pay in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Martyrs’ Day (4th January)
  • Heroes’ Day (Laurent Kabila) (16th January)
  • Heroes’ Day (Patrice Lumumba) (17th January)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • National Day of the Revolution and the FARDC (16th May)
  • Independence Day (30th June)
  • Parents’ Day (1st August)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)

Payroll in the Democratic Republic of Congo 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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