Mauritania Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Mauritania Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Mauritania ?

With our Mauritania 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 Mauritania’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.

Mauritania Country Overview

Geographic location: Located in the western region of Africa, Mauritania boasts a generally flat land that extends over 1,030,700 square kilometers. Mauritania borders the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara, Mali, and Algeria.

Population: A little more than half of the country’s population live in urban areas – mostly in the capital city of Nouakchott and Noaudhibou. Mauritania is considered one of the least densely populated countries in the world due to its density of four inhabitants per square kilometer.

Economy: Mauritania is a low-income country. However, it is rich in natural resources, where agriculture, livestock, and fishing are the primary sources of income.

Payroll in Mauritania - What You Should Know

  • Population: 4,775,110
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $8.23 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 2.3%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 2.4%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 11.7%
  • Unemployment Rate: 11.5%
  • Capital: Nouakchott
  • Currency: Mauritanian Ouguiya
  • Languages: Arabic, Fula, Soninke, Wolof

Employer Contribution

  • 15.00% of the employee’s gross salary must be contributed to social security by the employer.

Employee Contribution

  • 1.00% of the employee’s gross salary must be contributed to social security.
  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    • The standard VAT rate is 16% in Mauritania.
    • Petroleum goods are levied at a rate of 20%.
    • Telephone supply is subject to VAT at a rate of 18%.
    • Exported goods and services are zero-rated in Mauritania.
    • Financial activities (banking, money transfers and change operations) are subject to a special tax of 14%.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to one and a half days (totaling to 18 days over a year) of paid leave per month of service with the same employer.

Sick Leave

In Mauritania, workers are entitled to 5 days of paid sick leave at 100% of their regular wage.

Maternity Leave

In Mauritania, women are entitled to 14 consecutive weeks of paid maternity leave – 8 of which should be taken after childbirth.

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Mauritania.

In Mauritania, the termination notice must be made in writing and state the grounds for dismissal. It should then be handed in person to the concerned employee.

The duration of the notice period varies depending on the worker’s seniority.

Valid grounds for termination may include gross misconduct and force majeure.

Employees are only eligible for severance pay if they are not guilty of gross misconduct or any other allegation that severely breaches their contract.

Once they are entitled to compensation, severance pay is calculated in proportion to their seniority.

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Africa Day (25th May)
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Islamic New Year
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Independence Day (28th November)

Mauritania 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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Countries We Cover

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.