Rwanda Employer of Record & Payroll

Rwanda EOR

Africa Deployments Rwanda offers our clients Employer of Record (EOR) services covering all of the regions within.  We offer full-time employment or fixed terms contracts based on your requirements in Rwanda for locals or expatriates.  ADS will take care of the work permit under our umbrella and will issue local work contracts to your contractors.  We will also advise our client’s on best Human Resource (HR) practices when setting up the employee’s locally in Rwanda.

ADS takes care of the local tax & PAYE remittances to the Revenue Services on a monthly basis ensuring that they are fully compliant with the law.  We will also ensure that their salaries are paid on time monthly and issue them with their pay slips. In addition to our services, we can offer you the employee in RwandaMedical, Disability, Life, and Workmen’s Compensation Insurances.

WHAT INCOME IS TAXABLE IN RWANDA:

Any income earned in the form of cash, wages, salary, overtime, leave pay or payment in lieu of leave, commissions, gratuity, bonus, or any amount that has benefited the employee.  All income will be taxed in accordance with the law and the final payroll issued monthly.

WHAT TYPE OF LEAVE IS ALLOWED IN RWANDA:

  • Annual leave – 18days, full pay per annum
  • Public Holiday- 14 Public Holidays per annum as per government gazette.
  • Sick leave – Sick leave entitlement is up to six months (subject to evidence). The first three months are paid, and the last three months are unpaid.
  • Maternity leave – leave be at least 12 weeks of which a period of two weeks should be taken before the due date.
  • Paternity leave – Immediately after delivery or miscarriage entitled to 4 working days leave from work.

CAN YOU GIVE FRINGE BENEFITS IN RWANDA:

Yes you can but keep in mind that Fringe Benefits will be subject to employee PAYE tax.  Only benefits that cannot be converted to cash will not be subject to tax.  If the employer covers some of the employees expenses i.e. mobile phone then it must be subject to PAYE tax and either the employer will cover this portion for the employee or the employee will bear the PAYE tax.

WHAT ARE THE EMPLOYER & EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS IN RWANDA:

Employer Payroll Contributions

  • 7.50% – Social Security (RSSB) medical insurance
  • 2.00% – Social Security (RSSB) occupational hazards
  • 3.00% – Pension scheme
  • 0.30% – Social Security (RSSB) maternity leave benefits

Employee Payroll Contributions

  • 7.50% – Social Security (RSSB) medical insurance (this is not compulsory, and the employer may subscribe for medical insurance with a private insurance company)
  • 3.00% – Pension scheme
  • 0.30% – Social Security (RSSB) maternity leave benefits
  • 0.50% – Community-based Health Insurance Scheme: Local and expatriate employees are obliged to contribute 0.5% of their net salaries

IS THERE GRATUITY PAYMENTS FOR TERMINATION IN RWANDA:

Severance pay in Rwanda is calculated in accordance with the completed length of service.

WHAT DOUBLE TAX TREATIES ARE IN PLACE IN RWANDA:

  • Belgium
  • People`s Republic of China
  • DRC
  • Jersey
  • Luxembourg
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates

Get in touch with one of our consultants should you have any further questions regarding our Employer of Record solutions or only require a payroll solution in Rwanda.

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