CONGO BRAZZAVILLE

Compliant HR, Payroll, Immigration & Tax

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OVERVIEW

A challenging aspect of working in Congo Brazzaville is compliance and their tax system. Regardless of being a contractor or a permanent employee, you have to pay tax on all of your earnings whilst you are working in Congo Brazzaville. In addition to paying tax in Congo Brazzaville, you may still be eligible to pay tax in your home country. Understanding the legislation behind this can be a challenge. Does your home country have a double taxation agreement with Congo Brazzaville?  Understanding the basics of income tax in Congo Brazzaville and your options helps you work out the best way to organise your affairs.

GENERAL INFORMATION

country capital

CAPITAL CITY

Brazzaville

language

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

French

currency

CURRENCY

Central African CFA franc (XAF)

dial code

DIALLING CODE

+242

tax calculator

TAX AUTHORITY

Congo, Republic of
Corporate – Tax administration

tax dates

TAX YEAR

1 January – 31 December

time zones

TIME ZONE

UTC+1 (WAT)

GENERAL INFORMATION

country capital

CAPITAL CITY
Brazzaville

language

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
French

currency

CURRENCY
Central African CFA franc (XAF)

dial code

DIALLING CODE
+242

tax calculator

TAX AUTHORITY
Congo, Republic of
Corporate – Tax administration

tax dates

TAX YEAR
1 January – 31 December

time zones

TIME ZONE
UTC+1 (WAT)

MORE INFORMATION

A challenging aspect of working in Congo Brazzaville is compliance and their tax system. Regardless of being a contractor or a permanent employee, you have to pay tax on all of your earnings whilst you are working in Congo Brazzaville. In addition to paying tax in Congo Brazzaville, you may still be eligible to pay tax in your home country. Understanding the legislation behind this can be a challenge. Does your home country have a double taxation agreement with Congo Brazzaville?  Understanding the basics of income tax in Congo Brazzaville and your options helps you work out the best way to organise your affairs.

If you’re working in Congo Brazzaville under a permanent contract, many employers will handle your tax under the PAYE (Pay-As-You-Earn) system. This means that they calculate and process your taxes in Congo Brazzaville for you and then send you a net wage. Your income tax, public health insurance, social security and other deductions will all be covered by this payment. This is the easiest way to handle your income tax in Congo Brazzaville, but contractors may not be offered this service because of their short stay with each employer.

Anybody who cannot pay their tax in Congo Brazzaville through the PAYE system is left with the prospect of filing a tax return. This can be an onerous task, if you do not have the understanding of the system. Does Congo Brazzaville have a tax treaty with your home country? You will need to find out or find someone who can provide assurance, whist this takes time and effort.

Contractors and Companies in Congo Brazzaville are faced with masses of paperwork and numerous wasted hours filing returns unless they find an alternative option. Employ Africa can act as your employer during your stay in the country whilst still allowing you the freedom to work. The only difference is that you submit your timesheets to Employ Africa; calculate and pay your taxes as you earn, and then you receive a net wage (as well as compliant documentation for your records). Employ Africa are experts in Congo Brazzaville taxation, and they’ll ensure that you keep the largest proportion of your earnings whilst complying with local laws. They can deal with any issues with the Congo Brazzaville tax office or tax department directly.

We assist in a wide range of sectors Petrochemical, Mining, Power Generation, Water Technology Oil and Gas , software developers, IT Project Managers, testers, business analysts and telecommunications for whom we get tax efficient payments and sponsorship for their Congo Brazzaville work permit. Our advice is 100 percent free, and it comes with no obligations. You will be paying taxes in Congo Brazzaville but without the overhead of directly dealing with the Congo Brazzaville tax authorities. Get in touch with us today for some reliable advice on tax in Congo Brazzaville!

Immigration and work permits are often, problematic, which can cause delays during projects. At Employ Africa we are not only in a position to provide immediate support via our immigration lawyers and practitioner’s, who are vastly experienced, we are also able to support Work Permits under our company name by sponsoring your employee. The sponsored work permits assist when you have been awarded a local contract but are not yet ready to open a local office.