Hire in Tunisia

Tunisia PEO &

Employer of Record

Hire & manage teams remotely in Tunisia without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

Business Language

Arabic

Salary Currency

Tunisian Dinar (TND)

Payroll tax

N/A

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Time zone

UTC +1

Capital city

Tunis

Hire Employees in Tunisia

NNRoad provides employer of record (EOR)professional employment organization (PEO) services to ensure that your business in Tunisia complies with local labor laws and regulations. We process monthly payroll and act as the Employer of Record, taking on all local employer liabilities.

Hiring with NNRoad

Pay as you go

No set-up or overhead costs to global expansion.

One P.O.C.

One point of contact for all your EOR employees.

Compliance

Ensured compliant contracts and operations.

Fast Hiring

Start working with your remote employees in a week.

Foreigner Visas

NNRoad assists with overseas foreign hires visa needs.

Platform

Access your payroll reports on our portal.

Employer of Record in Tunisia

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Tunisia, but who want to hire localy. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

01.

Candidate Selection

You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in Tunisia.

02.

Employee Onboarding

We sign a local labor contract with your employees based in Tunisia.

03.

Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Tunisia.

04.

Payroll Reporting

See all payroll reports on our platform & focus on your business in Tunisia.

Recruiting process outsourcing – including but not limited to resume screening, shortlisting candidates, coordination for interviews, and assistance for salary negotiation.

Hiring and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – engagement, extension termination and conversion to permanent hire).

On-boarding and off-boarding employees following labor law practice.

Complete payroll solution and benefit administration

Employee management – employee record retaining, time keeping, bonus and allowance management, expense and claims, and leave employee database management accordingly to the local law.

Mandatory insurance compliance (i.e. pension, labor and health insurance) according to the local labor laws.

Payment management (Invoicing customers/clients and vendor payments).

Work VISA application assistance, if needed.

Local individual income tax reporting.

Payroll & PEO in Tunisia

Professional Employment Organization (PEO) services are for companies who have a legal entity in Tunisia, and want to outsource their payroll. Employment liabilities are shared between your organization and NNRoad.

01.

Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Tunisia.

02.

Payroll Reporting

See all payroll reports on our platform & focus on your business in Tunisia.

Registering the necessary company and personnel information for payroll calculation in the payroll software and system

Monthly Payroll Processing

Year-End Adjustment and Annual Declaration

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Taxes & Payroll in Tunisia

Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Tunisia are based on progressive tax brackets.

Tunisian income tax rates for individuals range from 0% to 35%, with several tax brackets based on income levels. The tax rates are applied progressively, with higher rates being applied to higher income levels. Deductions and allowances are available to reduce the taxable income, including deductions for social security contributions, family expenses, and other eligible expenses.

To determine the taxable income, various types of income are taken into account, such as employment income, business income, rental income, capital gains, and other sources of income. The tax code provides specific rules and guidelines for the treatment of each type of income.

In Tunisia, income tax is collected through a Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) system, where employers deduct taxes from employees’ salaries and remit them to the tax authorities on a monthly basis. Self-employed individuals and taxpayers with other sources of income are required to file an annual tax return by April 30th of the following year.

Tax Brackets

0%: 0 – 5,000 TND
26%: 5,000 – 20,000 TND
28%: 20,000 – 30,000 TND
32%: 30,000 – 50,000 TND
35%: Over 50,000 TND

Sample Calculation

Yearly income = 40,000 TND
0% * 5,000 = 0
26% * 15,000 = 3900
28% * 10,000 = 2800
32% * 10,000 = 3200
3900+2800+3200 = 9900

Yearly income tax = 9,900 TND

Employer Costs in Tunisia

Employer Contribution

16.57% – Social security
2% (1% in case of manufacturing companies) – Development Levy
1% – Housing Levy
0.5% – Work insurance

Total employment cost: 20.07%

Employee Contribution

9.18% – Social security

Total employment cost: 9.18%

Benefits & Insurance in Tunisia

Social Security

Social security systems in Tunisia provide:

Health coverage which gives citizens the possibility to recover the costs of treatment, or to provide coverage for employees, retirees and their family members.
Retirement pension, widow allowance, and temporary allowances for orphans, the elderly and in death cases.
Family allowances, – Compensation allowances (maternity, sickness…).
Some allowances for categories of employees and their families in case of interruption of professional activity due to illness or death.
Protection to face work accidents and occupational diseases.
Social security is managed by three funds:

National pension and welfare fund (CNRPS)
National social security system (CNSS)
National Health Insurance fund (CNAM)

Benefits in Tunisia

Working Hours in Tunisia

Working Hours Per Week

The normal working hours shall not exceed 48 hours per week, exclusive of overtime. The duration of weekly working hours can also be reduced, but cannot be less than 40 hours a week.

Overtime

Any work which is performed beyond the regular weekly hours (48 hours) is considered overtime. The maximum weekly working hours including overtime shall not exceed 60 hours.

An employee working overtime is entitled to an increase of wage as follows:

75% increase for full time employees working more than 48 hours per week;
If the full time employee works with a working arrangement of less than 48 hours per week, the increase is 25% for the hours worked up to 48 hours and 50% for the subsequent hours.

Termination Laws in Tunisia

An employer must provide a compelling and just reason for terminating an employee. The employee has the right to appeal their case to a discipline council before being fired.

Severance

Unless they were fired for misconduct, employees are entitled to severance pay. For each month of employment, payment is determined as one day’s pay. Three months’ pay is the maximum amount of severance pay.

Notice Period

Employers and workers can both give notice to terminate an employment contract. Unless a lengthier notice time is required by a collective or employment agreement, the notice period is one month.

Employment Contract in Tunisia

Employment Contract

The employment contract in Tunisia can be determined or indefinite. It can take the form either of a full time or a part time contract. Sectorial collective agreements can change the structure and the elements to include in the employment contract. The preferred practice is to put a strong, written (in Arabic) contract in place, clearly setting out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements.

Probation Period

According to Tunisian labor legislation, a worker’s probation period is limited to six months. For first-line supervisors, it’s nine months, and for executives, it’s one year.

Paid leave in Tunisia

Types of Leaves in Tunisia

Annual Leave

An employee who has worked for a company for at least one month is entitled to one day of paid yearly leave per month. They will have accrued 12 vacation days after one year of employment.

Sick Leave

To be eligible for sickness benefits, an employee must have worked for at least 50 days in the previous two quarters or 80 days in the previous four quarters before sickness began. After a five-day waiting period, the insured employee receives 66.7% of their daily average wages for 180 days. They receive 50% for up to 180 days a year for the next years.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to a total of 30 days of paid leave. The employee must have contributed to social insurance for at least 80 days in the four quarters leading up to the birth in order to receive 66.7% of their daily earnings.

Paternity Leave

Within the first seven days after the birth of the child, fathers are entitled to one day of paid leave.

Public Holidays in Tunisia

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Revolution and Youth Day – January 14
  • Independence Day – March 20
  • Martyr’s Day – April 9
  • Labour Day – May 1
  • Eid al-Fitr – May 2-3-4
  • Eid al-Adha – July 9-10
  • Republic Day – July 25
  • Islamic New Year – July 30
  • Women’s Day – August 14
  • Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – October 8
  • Evacuation Day – October 15
  • Resources

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