Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country located in North Africa. It is part of the Maghreb region. It has a population of more than 32 million. The capital of Morocco is Rabat but the largest city is Casablanca.
Morocco's economy is considered a relatively liberal economy governed by the law of supply and demand. Morocco is the world's biggest exporter and third producer of phosphorus. Price fluctuations of phosphates in the international market strongly influence Morocco's economy.
The country has gained his independence from France in 1956.
The official language is the Arabic but Berber dialects and French are also commonly used.
The currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD) (1 EUR = 11.21 MAD/ 1 USD = 8.25 MAD).
Visa – work permits
Expat Africa Payroll through his network of local partners is able to offer the Contractor a global immigration solution in Morocco.
The Contractor who intends to carry out any business related activities needs the following documents:
Expat Payroll Africa ensures that the contractor is fully compliant to work in the country and seeks all avenues in ensuring that the specific requirements of the country are met. Expat Payroll Africa will ensure that all requirements are fulfilled and that the contractor is fully aware of any developments needed to ensure a successful acquisition of the business visa.
Applying for a work permit may be done whilst in the country or before the contractor is deployed in the said location. Expat Africa Payroll ensures that the contractor obtains the work permit in the correct way to ensure that he/she is not disrupted by local authorities in any form once the work process has commenced. A work permit may take a few weeks to secure but Expat Africa Payroll ensures that the work permit application process is done in the most efficient way possible and that all requirements are adhered to, including and informing the contractor and end user of any additional requirements that may be needed.
Tax and social security
Personal income tax rate = up to 38%
Social security contributions =
- Employer costs: 8.6%
- Employee costs: 4.29%
- Family allocation tax: 6.4%
- Medical coverage: 4%
VAT = 20% and is namely levied on the “service” fees and the gross salary…
The Contractor wanting to work in Morocco will be employed by the local partner of Expat Africa Payroll and then will be seconded to the end client. The local partner will take care of all the immigration formalities and will manage all the payroll compliance including the tax and social deductions, the monthly breakdown, the annual return and all other legal requirements.
Expat Africa Payroll can provide the Contractor with a lot of “in-country” services such as assistance in opening a bank account, in finding an accommodation, car hire, driving licence conversion, local mobile phone…
Expat Africa Payroll can also arrange for the Contractor a medical and repatriation insurance. The insurance is very flexible and the cover will depend on the requirements of the Contractor, and his family.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact Expat Africa Payroll: