Remote’s guide to employing in

Argentina
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  • Capital City

    Buenos Aires

  • Currency

    Argentine peso ($, ARS)

  • Languages

    Spanish

  • Population size

    45,457,630

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementGlobal Payroll

Facts & Stats

Argentina Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Buenos Aires

  • Currency

    Argentine peso ($, ARS)

  • Languages

    Spanish

  • Population size

    45,457,630

  • Ease of doing business

    Medium

  • Cost of living index

    $$ (107 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    21%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    -2.1%

While Argentina may no longer be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, as it was during the early 1900s, the country remains a top spot for international talent. The largest Spanish-speaking country on Earth, Argentina boasts one of the top economies in South America. Visitors enjoy a community with a passion for great food, but don’t skip the afternoon merienda meal, or you will be hungry before dinner is served after 9 p.m.

Grow your team in Argentina with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Argentina? Companies hiring in Argentina must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Argentina on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Argentina team. You can also pay contractors now in Argentina with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

Argentina, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Argentina may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Argentina

Argentina’s Constitution, several international treaties, employment contract laws, various federal statutes, and collective bargaining agreements all play a role in Argentina’s employment regulations. Any company looking to employ people in the country must abide by all of Argentina’s labour-friendly laws. Because these regulations evolve over time, companies must stay vigilant to stay compliant.

To employ workers in Argentina, contact Remote to learn more about your options.

Minimum Wage

In Argentina, the minimum wage is 180,000 Argentine pesos (ARS) per month from 1 February 2024 and 202,800 ARS per month from 1 March 2024, for all workers who complete full legal working days within a month.

Overtime Pay

Unless a collective bargaining agreement states otherwise, overtime pay is either 50% more than normal wages or 100% if working during a holiday/rest period.

13th Month Salary

Argentines enjoy an Aguinaldo (SAC - Sueldo anual complementario), otherwise known as a 13th-month salary. This is statutory, and typically paid in two instalments, one in June and one in December. Each instalment must be half of the highest monthly wage the employee received in the previous six months.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

For the mandatory bonus scheme in Argentina known as the 13th month Salary, half the employee’s monthly salary is paid mid-year and the other half at the end of the year.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Argentina fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 5 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

16 Public holidays

Jan
Monday 1 January 20241New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
Feb
Monday 12 February 20242Shrove Monday (Lunes de carnaval)
Tuesday 13 February 20243Shrove Tuesday (martes de carnaval)
Mar
Sunday 24 March 20244Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Día del Recuerdo por la Verdad y la Justicia)
Friday 29 March 20245Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
Apr
Tuesday 2 April 20246Malvinas Day (Día de los veteranos y caídos de la guerra de las Malvinas)
May
Wednesday 1 May 20247Labour Day (Día del Trabajador)
Saturday 25 May 20248May Revolution (Revolución de mayo)
Jun
Monday 17 June 20249Anniversary of the Passing of General Martín Miguel de Güemes (Aniversario del fallecimiento del general Martín Miguel de Güemes)
Thursday 20 June 202410General Manuel Belgrano Memorial Day (Día conmemorativo del general Manuel Belgrano)
Jul
Tuesday 9 July 202411Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)
Aug
Monday 19 August 202412General José de San Martín Memorial Day (Día conmemorativo del general José de San Martín)
Oct
Monday 14 October 202413Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity (Día de respeto a la diversidad cultural)
Nov
Wednesday 20 November 202414National Sovereignty Day (Día nacional de la soberanía)
Dec
Sunday 8 December 202415Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
Wednesday 25 December 202416Christmas Day (Navidad)

Competitive benefits package in Argentina

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Argentina are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Argentina

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Argentina.

  • 20.4%

    Unified Social Security Contribution

  • 6%

    Social health fund

  • ARS 7,323 - Mandatory Health check (one time payment required to validate the employee's health before they start)

Income tax is progressive in Argentina, so higher earners pay more. Employers must withhold the appropriate amount of income from employees’ paychecks. Employees and employers both contribute to social security.

Employers must contribute to the pension fund system, Medicare coverage, life insurance, and labor risk insurance for all their employees as part of social security. Rates are as high as 17% for the Pension Fund and 0.50% for life insurance.

Although Argentina does not have a payroll tax, employers must pay a corporate income tax. The country operates under a progressive tax system in which the income tax rate increases as an employee makes more money. It’s important to make sure you know where employees fall on this scale when setting up Argentina payroll.

Types of leave

For employees in Argentina, guaranteed leave depends on the employee’s years of service at the company.

  • Employees who have worked for an employer for less than 6 months are not entitled to leave (but it can be granted at the employer’s discretion)

  • Employees with 0-5 years of service are entitled to 14 days of leave per year.

  • Employees with 5-10 years of service are entitled to 21 days of leave per year.

  • Employees with 10-20 years of service are entitled to 28 days of leave per year.

  • Employees with more than 20 years of service are entitled to 35 days of leave per year.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employers in Argentina must provide written notice to terminate an employee. Reasons for termination may include employee conduct, economic factors, or inability to perform the work required. The employer may not modify the reason for termination after the fact, so it is important to provide accurate information throughout the termination process.

Terminations in Argentina can be complicated. Different situations and justifications for termination can have significant effects on factors such as severance pay.

Notice period

Notice periods for termination in Argentina depend on how long the employee has worked for the company.

  • During the probationary period, employees are entitled to 15 days of notice.

  • Employees with less than five years of service are entitled to one month of notice.

  • Employees with more than five years of service are entitled to two months of notice.

In lieu of notice, Argentine employers may pay employees for the same number of days as the notice period. For example, a company in Argentina could terminate an employee with 10 years of service immediately as long as the company paid the employee two months’ wages, in addition to any required severance pay.

Severance pay

Severance pay in Argentina depends on the tenure of the employee and the conditions of dismissal. Employees terminated without cause are entitled to several forms of severance pay, including:

  • Seniority compensation, based on the employees highest monthly salary

  • Compensation in lieu of prior notice, outlined in the previous section

  • Compensation for any remaining days in the month, if the employee is terminated prior to the end of the month

  • Compensation for unused holiday time

  • Proportional compensation for the 13th month salary

  • Special compensation for union delegates in certain cases

  • Special compensation for pregnant employees terminated within 7.5 months before or after the due date

  • Special compensation for employees on sick leave

Probation periods

By law probation period of new permanent employees is 3 months. We advise against using fixed term agreements. An extraordinary requirement is required by law in order to duly justify a fixed term contract. Continuous use of such fixed term contracts or in excess of legal requirements will automatically convert it into a permanent labour contract. No probation period is required for these fixed term agreements.

Fair Pricing in Argentina

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  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localised benefits

Contractor Management

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US$29

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  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

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  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

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US$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labour authority reporting handled for you

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Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app