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Employment Taxes Guide Around the World

Every country in the world has different employee and employer taxes.
 
See below the ranges for employer taxes you can expect to be paying in each country and the income tax and social security contributions you will have to withhold from their gross salaries.

Albania

Employer tax: 16.70%
Employee tax: 11.20% - 23%
Currency: Albanian lek (ALL)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Argentina

Employer tax: 30.35% - 31.47%
Employee tax: 22% - 52%
Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)
Average paid time off: 10 days

Australia

Employer tax: 13.74% - 18.85%
Employee tax: 0% - 45%
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Austria

Employer tax: 30% - 30.08%
Employee tax: 18.12% - 73.12%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 25 days

Belgium

Employer tax: 25% - 30.57%
Employee tax: 38.07% - 63.07%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Employer tax: 0% - 11.5%
Employee tax: 41% - 42.8%
Currency: Convertible mark (BAM)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Brazil

Employer tax: 29%-33.5%
Employee tax: 7.5%-41.5%
Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Average paid time off: 30 days

Bulgaria

Employer tax: 18.92% - 19.62%
Employee tax: 23.78%
Currency: Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Canada

Employer tax: 7.912% - 8.522%
Employee tax: 26.28% - 66.594%
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Average paid time off: 9 days

Chile

Employer tax: 3% - 5%
Employee tax: 18.53% - 42%
Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)
Average paid time off: 15 days

China

Employer tax: 34.16% - 41.2%; 0%
Employee tax: 20.5% - 67.5%
Currency: Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Average paid time off: 5 days

Colombia

Employer tax: 12.522% - 36.46%
Employee tax: 8% - 49%
Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)
Average paid time off: 15 days

Croatia

Employer tax: 16.5%
Employee tax: 40% - 68%
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Czech Republic

Employer tax: 33.8%
Employee tax: 26% - 34%
Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Denmark

Employer tax: DKK 1076.2 - 4764.2
Employee tax: 8% - 52.07% + DKK 1,135
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
Average paid time off: 25 days

Egypt

Employer tax: 18.75% - 19.75%
Employee tax: 11% - 36%
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Average paid time off: 21 days

Estonia

Employer tax: 33.8%
Employee tax: 23.6%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 28 days

Finland

Employer tax: 27.69% - 29.39%
Employee tax: 10.05% - 43.98%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 30 days

France

Employer tax: 28.50% - 31.30%
Employee tax: 16.10% - 65.10%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 25 days

Germany

Employer tax: 19.625% - 20.525%
Employee tax: 25.375% - 80.375%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Ghana

Employer tax: 13%
Employee tax: 5.5% - 30%
Currency: Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)
Average paid time off: 15 days

Greece

Employer tax: 22.54%
Employee tax: 23.2% - 58.2%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Hong Kong

Employer tax: 5.00% - HKD 1500
Employee tax: 2% - 23%
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Average paid time off: 7 days

Hungary

Employer tax: 13%
Employee tax: 33.5%
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Iceland

Employer tax: 11.5% - 12.5%
Employee tax: 35.45% - 50.25%
Currency: Icelandic króna (ISK)
Average paid time off: 24 days

India

Employer tax: 16.75%
Employee tax: 17.75% - 84.75%
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Average paid time off: 12 days

Indonesia

Employer tax: 10.24% - 11.74%
Employee tax: 9% - 39%
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Average paid time off: 12 days

Ireland

Employer tax: 8.80% - 11.05%
Employee tax: 24.5% - 55%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Israel

Employer tax: 0.59% - 7.6%
Employee tax: 10.4% - 57%
Currency: New Israeli Sheqel (ILS)
Average paid time off: 12 days

Italy

Employer tax: 29.40% - 32.40%
Employee tax: 34.23% - 57.13%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 22 days

Japan

Employer tax: 15.2% - 25.56%
Employee tax: 19.37% - 60.63%
Currency: Yen (JPY)
Average paid time off: 10 days

Kenya

Employer tax: 5%
Employee tax: 15% - 35% + 1700 KES
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Average paid time off: 21 days

Latvia

Employer tax: 20.77% - 23.59%
Employee tax: 29.25% - 41.50%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Lithuania

Employer tax: 1.93% - 3.43%
Employee tax: 26.98% - 54.5%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Luxembourg

Employer tax: 12.22% - 14.82%
Employee tax: 19.45% - 63.45% + €6770
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 26 days

Malaysia

Employer tax: 13.95% - 15.95%
Employee tax: 11.7% - 41.7%
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Average paid time off: 8 days

Malta

Employer tax: 10% + EUR 49.97 p/w
Employee tax: 10% - 45% + €49.97 p/w
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 27 days

Mexico

Employer tax: 36.69% - 43.73%
Employee tax: 4.695% - 37.775%
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Morocco

Employer tax: 21.09%
Employee tax: 6.74% - 44.74%
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Average paid time off: 18 days

Netherlands

Employer tax: 13.46% - 25.72%
Employee tax: 37.07% - 79.85%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

New Zealand

Employer tax: 3%
Employee tax: 11.89% - 50.39%
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Nigeria

Employer tax: 1% - 11%
Employee tax: 9% - 34.5%
Currency: Nigerian Naira (NGN)
Average paid time off: 6 days

North Macedonia

Employer tax: 0%
Employee tax: 38%
Currency: Macedonian denar (MKD)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Norway

Employer tax: up to 14.1%
Employee tax: 20.2% - 64.4%
Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Average paid time off: 25 days

Peru

Employer tax: 21.5% - 22%
Employee tax: 25% - 55%
Currency: Peruvian Sol (PEN)
Average paid time off: 30 days

Philippines

Employer tax: 9.63% - 12%
Employee tax: 6.75% - 42.75%
Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Average paid time off: 5 days

Poland

Employer tax: 19.48% - 28.55%
Employee tax: 22.71% - 57.16%
Currency: Polish złoty (PLN)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Portugal

Employer tax: 26.5%
Employee tax: 25.50% - 59%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 22 days

Puerto Rico

Employer tax: 8.25% - 31.65%
Employee tax: 13.65% - 47.55% + $8430
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
Average paid time off: 15 days

Romania

Employer tax: 2.25% - 10.25%
Employee tax: 45%
Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Serbia

Employer tax: 16.5%
Employee tax: 19.9% - 54.9%
Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Singapore

Employer tax: 17% - 17.25%
Employee tax: 20% - 42%
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
Average paid time off: 7 days

Slovakia

Employer tax: 35.02%
Employee tax: 32.4% - 38.4%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Slovenia

Employer tax: 16.1%
Employee tax: 38.1% - 72.1%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 20 days

South Africa

Employer tax: 2%
Employee tax: 19%-46%
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Average paid time off: 15 days

South Korea

Employer tax: 10.105% - 28.605%
Employee tax: 15.725% - 58.625%
Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)
Average paid time off: 15 days

Spain

Employer tax: 29.90% - 31.40%
Employee tax: 25.35% - 53.35%
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Average paid time off: 22 days

Sri Lanka

Employer tax: 15%
Employee tax: 12% - 32%
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Average paid time off: 14 days

Sweden

Employer tax: 19.73% - 31.42%
Employee tax: 21% - 66%
Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
Average paid time off: 25 days

Switzerland

Employer tax: 8.07% - 23.4%
Employee tax: 7.9% - 42.4%
Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Taiwan

Employer tax: 17.152%
Employee tax: 8.851% - 43.851%
Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Average paid time off: 3 days

Thailand

Employer tax: 5.2% - 6%
Employee tax: 5% (max 750 Baht) - 40%
Currency: Thai Bhat (THB)
Average paid time off: 6 days

Turkey

Employer tax: 15.5% - 22.5%
Employee tax: 29% - 55%
Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)
Average paid time off: 14 days

United Arab Emirates

Employer tax: 12.5% - 23.33%
Employee tax: 5%
Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)
Average paid time off: 24 days

United Kingdom

Employer tax: 3% - 22.3%
Employee tax: 4% - 62%
Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
Average paid time off: 28 days

United States

Employer tax: 8.25% - 31.65%
Employee tax: 17.65% - 62.65%
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
Average paid time off: 0

Uruguay

Employer tax: 12.625%
Employee tax: 18.1% - 59.1%
Currency: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
Average paid time off: 20 days

Vietnam

Employer tax: 21.3% - 21.5%
Employee tax: 15.5% - 45.5%
Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)
Average paid time off: 12 days

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