Country Payroll Guide Haiti

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Key Facts

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Haitian Gourde (HTG)
the standard rate is 10%



Social Insurance
Social Insurance - 6%
Social Insurance
Social Insurance - 6%


Social Insurance
Social Insurance - 6%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - 6%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

Minimum wage is dependent on the industry.


Payroll Cycle
13th Salary

Employees are enitled to a 13th salary in Haiti, paid between the 24th and 31st of December. This should be equal to one month’s salary.

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1)
Up to 60000 HTG - 0%
Employee Income Tax (2)
60001 - 240000 HTG - 10%
Employee Income Tax (3)
240001 - 480000 HTG - 15%
Employee Income Tax (4)
480001 - 1000000 HTG - 25%
Employee Income Tax (5)
Over 1000000 HTG - 30%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

48 hours per week.


Overtime is generally paid at 150% of the regular wage.


Paid Time Off

Employees with more than one year of service are entitled to 15 days of annual leave per year.

Public Holidays

12 days.

Sick Days

15 days of fully paid sick leave per year.

Maternity Leave

12 weeks of paid maternity leave, starting four weeks before the birth.

Paternity Leave

There are no statutory laws for paternity leave.

Parental Leave

There are no statutory laws for parental leave.


Termination Process

If misconduct or poor performance has not occurred, the employer must provide a written notice when terminating an employee’s contract.

Notice Period

Notice periods are dependent on the industry and length of service.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is not mandatory in Haiti.

Probation Period

Three months.


Employment Visa

If an employee wants to work with a non-Haitian travel document, they must obtain a work permit.