Tax In Algeria

Tax In Algeria

A Contractor’s Guide to Taxes :

One of the most consistently challenging aspects of contracting in Algeria is complying with the country’s tax system. As well as paying tax in Algeria, you might also still be eligible to pay some tax in your home country, and understanding the legislation behind this can be a challenge.

How do I calculate my taxable income:

If you’re working in Algeria under a permanent contract, many employers will handle your tax under the PAYE (pay-as-you-earn) system. This means that they calculate and process your taxes in Algeria for you and then send you a net wage. Your income tax, public health insurance, social security and other deductions will all be covered by this payment. This is the easiest way to handle your income tax in Algeria, but contractors may not be offered this service because of their short stay with each employer.

Anybody who can’t pay their tax in Algeria through PAYE is left with the prospect of doing everything themselves.

Do you know much about Algerian Tax Law? Does Algeria have a tax treaty with your home country? You will need to find out or find someone who can help! Income tax in Algeria can range from 0 to 35% percent, and you need to be sure you are placed in the correct tax brackets.

Tax Calculator:

If you are a contractor and want a calculation on your tax and net retention in Algeria, we can supply it to you free of charge.

Using an Umbrella Company for Income Tax :

Contractors in Algeria are faced with masses of paperwork and numerous wasted hours filing a tax return unless they find an alternative option. An Algerian umbrella company can act as your employer during your stay in the country whilst still allowing you the freedom of a contractor. The only difference is that you submit your timesheets to them; they’ll calculate and pay your taxes as you earn, and then you receive a net wage (as well as documentation for your records).

The companies are experts in Algerian taxation, and they’ll ensure that you keep the largest proportion of your earnings whilst complying with local laws. They can deal with any issues with the Algeria tax office or tax department directly including processing your tax refund if you are eligible.

How We Can Help You with Tax:

We work with numerous umbrella companies in Algeria, many of whom are experts in tax and immigration laws. If you have any questions about tax in Algeria, we’ll get the answers from them directly so you can rest assured you’ll be getting accurate information. We have comprehensive knowledge of the different services they provide, and can help you find the right company to handle your income tax. We help oil and gas workers, software developers, IT project managers, testers, business analysts and telecommunications contractors get tax efficient payments and sponsorship for their Algerian work permit.

Our advice is 100 percent free, and comes with no obligations. You will be paying taxes in Algeria but without the overhead of directly dealing with the Algerian tax authorities. Get in touch with us today for some reliable advice on tax in Algeria!


When Do You Need to Lodge Your Tax Return?:
After the end of the financial year (31 December)
Tax Filing Deadline :
30 April
Can you file it online? :
Algerian Dinar (DZD)
Tax-free Threshold in:
120,000 DZD
Grossed Income:
Up to 120,000
Tax Rate:
Grossed Income:
From 120,001 to 360,000
Tax Rate:
Grossed Income:
From 360,001 to 1,440,000
Tax Rate:
Grossed Income:
Over 1,440,000
Tax Rate:
How long does it take to set up:
21 days
How much does it cost:
25,000 – 30,000 DZD
Is it easy? :
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How to File Taxes in:

Note: A tax return is not required to be submitted if the taxpayer’s only source of income was employment income.

If a taxpayer receives personal income in addition to their remuneration, they must file an annual tax return by submitting a G1 form.


Income tax is imposed at progressive rates up to 35% on amounts exceeding DZD 1.44million per annum.

Does the 183 day rule apply in:

Yes, if a person spends more than 183 days in Algeria, over a period of 1 year, they will be considered an Algerian tax resident.

When do you become a tax resident in:
  • Individuals having a dwelling as an owner, or who rent a house for a duration of at least 1 year.
  • Individuals who have their principal place of stay or the centre of their principal interests in Algeria. This is determined by the duration of their stay (183 day rule applies).
  • Individuals working in Algeria, regardless of whether they are paid.
Am I taxed on my global income in:

Yes, Algerian tax residents are subject to income tax on their global income. Non-tax residents are only subject to tax on their income from Algerian sources.