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West African Franc



Official Language


Payroll Cycle


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Usually, to hire in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Deel lets you hire employees in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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  • Training Fund
  • Work Accident Insurance

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is ​​XOF 75,000 per month.

Individual Income Tax

Starting January 1, 2024, individual income tax (ITS) is calculated based on progressive rates based on income, replacing the previous Tax on Salary (IS), National Contribution (CN), and General Income Tax (IGR).

Income Tax Rates 2024

Tax Rate

Annual Income Bracket

Total maximum amount per threshold


XOF 0 to 900,000



XOF 900,000 to 2,880,000

XOF 316,800


XOF 2,880,000 to 9,600,000

XOF 1,728,000


XOF 9,600,000 to 28,800,000

XOF 6,336,000


XOF 28,800,000 to 96,000,000

XOF 25,152,000


Over XOF 96,000,000 and capped at 999,999,999

XOF 314,431,999.7

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is approximately ~21% of the employee's salary.

  • Tax on Salary (Impôt sur Salaire) - 1.20%
  • Maternity Insurance (Assurance Maternité) - 0.75%* 
  • Family Benefits (Prestations familiales) - 5%*
  • Public Pension Fund (Retraite Générale) - 7.70%
  • Apprenticeship Tax (Taxe d'Apprentissage) - 0.40%
  • Professional Training (Formation Professionnelle Continue) - 0.60%
  • Annual Additional Professional Training (Formation Professionnelle Continue Complément Annuel) - 0.60%
  • Work Accident and Occupational Illnesses Insurance (Accident de travail - Maladies professionnelles) - 5.00%

*Up to a maximum salary for the contribution of XOF 75,000.

**Up to a maximum salary for the contribution of XOF 3,375,000.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

Maternity Leave

Employees who have worked for three consecutive months are entitled to 14 weeks of paid leave. 6 weeks must be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.

Paternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 2 days of paid paternity leave. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.

Parental Leave

In the Côte d'Ivoire, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees receive up to 5 days of paid sick leave each year, during which they will be paid their full salary by the employer. If sick leave extends beyond this period, up to 6 months in total, Social Security will take over responsibility for payment.

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Côte d'Ivoire can be complex. There is no at-will termination for employers, and termination must be done for just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • probation period
    • objective grounds
    • disciplinary dismissal
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 30 days and will be increased according to the length of the employment, tenure of the employee, job title, and other factors. The notice period can be increased up to 120 days.

Severance for Employees

In Côte d'Ivoire, employees that have completed at least one year of service and have not committed any heavy fault will be entitled to severance pay.

The severance is determined by a percentage of the total monthly salary of the twelve months of activity that preceded the date of dismissal. The severance amount is fixed and related to the seniority of the employee:

  • 30% up to the fifth year of employment
  • 35% from the sixth to the tenth year of employment
  • 40% above 10 years of service

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees are entitled to 27 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 2.25 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 12 months of work.

Public Holidays

Côte d'Ivoire celebrates 14 national holidays.

National public holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Day after Laylat al-Qadr
  • Labour Day
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Independence Day
  • Assumption Day
  • The Day after the Prophet's Birthday
  • All Saints' Day
  • National Peace Day
  • Christmas Day


Onboarding takes 3 business days. Documents must be completed 1 day before the start date.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in French and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Name
  • Profession category
  • Probation period
  • Start date
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions
  • Name of mother and father
  • Matrimonial status

Probation Period

Employees hired using Deel have a minimum probation period depending on their job category: 

  • hourly employees: 8 days
  • monthly paid workers: 1 month
  • supervisors, technicians, and similar: 2 months
  • engineers, managers, high-level technicians, and similar: 3 months
The probation period will be renewed for the same duration by providing the employee with written notice in the employment agreement.

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