Contractor Payroll in Angola

Positioning a candidate internationally means navigating unfamiliar tax and payroll systems. Not only does this generally mean more work for you, but even small missteps can have serious financial or even legal consequences.

If you want to successfully place a contractor, you should first familiarize yourself with the contractor payroll process in Angola, as well as how you can make the situation simpler.

Contractor Payroll in Angola

Payroll options in Angola

There are several different options for payroll in Angola:

  • The client can provide payroll for the contractor, but not all clients offer this for temporary workers.  
  • The contractor can do it on their own, but this creates serious risk for the end client and possibly your agency, as well. Like most people, many contractors do not specialise in Angola’s tax system, nor do they always have the time or means to pore over complex tax returns.
  • Your contractor can use a local payroll company.

The third option is the simplest and quickest. An even simpler and quicker option is to use an Umbrella Company, as they offer the same services as a local payroll provider in addition to other services that simplify international assignments (such as Work Permit sponsorship).

Check out our FAQ for specific quotes on payroll providers and Umbrella Companies. 

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  Q: How does payroll work in


Q: How does payroll work in Angola? 

Much the same as it does globally. Your employer (the company sponsoring your visa) pays the candidate on a monthly basis, social security (8% employer, 3% employee) and income tax (which ranges from 0-16%) is taken at source and paid to the Angolan tax authorities. Candidates are able to offset their taxable income with relevant business expenses. The world bank estimates it takes employers in Angola 125 man days to ensure compliance with payroll and labour taxes each year.

Q: What is the monthly cost to outsource payroll in Angola?

Depending on the service level required. If you just require calculations then it’s $50 per person, if it’s Managed Pay-roll (payments and reporting) then it’s $100 per person per month.

Q: What is the estimated net retention for a contractor in Angola earning USD 1000 per day?

Really depends on how this is structured but if the total amount is paid through the Angolan pay-roll you would be looking at around 75-80%.

Q: What is the minimum salary required per month in Angola when a candidate is sponsored on an Work Permit? 
$3000 USD