Setting up and managing payroll in Angola
If your organization is planning an Angola expansion, one of the first things your organization will need to do is start hiring a workforce in Angola. This generally means you’ll have to establish a legal entity in the country, set up a payroll, and follow various administrative procedures. Collectively, these processes can take weeks, potentially delaying your expansion efforts and costing you due to lost income.
At Horizons, we specialize in providing Angola payroll outsourcing services, offering organizations a way to outsource the time-consuming process of setting up payroll and hiring employees. We offer flexible service packages to simplify your expansion, whether or not you already have an Angolan entity.
Why choose the Horizons payroll solution?
If you have an entity
If your company already has a legal entity registered in Angola then we can help you with the next steps. Our team will set up and manage your Angola payroll outsourcing, as well as any associated HR and compliance work to help you focus on the important job of expanding your business in Angola.
If you don’t have an entity
If your business has not registered an official entity in the country, then you have the option of hiring through our Angolan subsidiary. We can act as employer of record in the country, set up and manage your payroll, and handle associated HR, administration, and compliance.
This solution provides a low-risk, scalable, and flexible route into the Angolan marketplace so you can access all of the benefits of employing locally without any of the hassle.
Angola payroll guide
What are the tax and withholding rules in Angola?
Employees and employers in Angola must contribute a percentage of salaries to a social security fund, at rates of 3% and 8% respectively.
Income tax in Angola is progressive, with higher earners paying a higher percentage of income as tax. The rates range from 0% to 25%, plus a fixed payment which also varies on a progressive scale.
Contractual rights and termination regulations
Employees in Angola can usually only be terminated from indefinite-term contracts in specific circumstances such as for demonstrable economic reasons or severe misconduct. For terminations, there is generally a notice period of one to two months, depending on how senior the employee is.
For fixed-term contracts, the minimum notice period is two weeks.
Probation periods in Angola are limited to 60 days in most cases.
How to establish a payroll in Angola
Setting up payroll in Angola is a complex process, and you will need to deal with language, cultural, and procedural differences if you want to set it up yourself. You will need to first register an entity in Angola, then register with the appropriate tax authorities, and so on.
These initial processes can take weeks or months to finish, which could significantly stall your expansion progress.
Alternatively, you can choose to partner with Horizons to set up your Angola payroll outsourcing. We provide the use of our Angolan subsidiary to act as employer of record for your Angolan workforce, so you won’t have to go through the complex process yourself and can benefit from our outsourcing services even without a registered entity in Angola. Additionally, we can build your payroll and manage your HR, compliance, and any other associated administration, enabling you to work on successfully expanding your businesses in Angola.
Manage payroll in Angola
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