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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide Albania

General Overview

- Currency: Albanian Lek (ALL)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in Albanian.
- Public Holidays: Total of 12 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Tirana
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: Not established.

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: From 0% to 23%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 20%, Corporate tax 15%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: From Approx. 16.7 %.
- Employee Charges: From Approx. 11.2 %.

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term.
- Trial Periods: Up to 3 months.
- Paid Holiday: 20 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Varies; typically 1-3 months notice

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: State (basic healthcare services).
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Transportation, meal vouchers.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-residents.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: Not specifically available.
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 2 months.

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