Have an enterprise level payroll department and a HRMS with Employee Self-Service at a per employee cost

Where to Find us

Bole, Africa Avenue
Afomi Building
Addis Abada

​Praxima Services Includes

  • Full Payroll Outsourcing

  • Hybrid Payroll Outsource

  • International Payment Management

  • Local Filing

  • Social Security Filing

  • Interact with Local Authorities

  • Human Resources Management System

  • Integration with all Accounting and Third Party


Benefits of outsourcing to Praxima


Local Tax Compliance


Secure Data Transferring


Responsive Administrators


Increase Productivity


Industry Experts

Running Your Payroll


Focus on Your

Core Business

Full International Quality Payroll Department in Ethiopia

Payroll in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, income taxes are based on residence and source.  Residents will be taxed on their worldwide income while non-resident will only be taxed on their Ethiopian-source income.   

TAX RATES  |  2018 / 2019


Taxable income in Ethiopian Birr (ETB) 

0 – 600                     0% deduction 0
601 – 1 650             10% deduction 60
1 651 – 3 200          15% deduction 142.5
3 201 – 5 250          20% deduction 302.5
5 251 – 7 800          25% deduction 565
7 801 – 10 900        30% deduction 955
Over 10 900              35% deduction 1 500

SOCIAL SECURITY  |  2018 / 2019

Both the employer and employee contributes monthly toward the Social Security Scheme.  The employer contributes 7% of the employee's basic salary while the employee contributes 11% thereof.

STATUTORY FILING  |  2018 / 2019

All tax payers are required to file a tax return.  Ethiopia makes use of the PAYE (pay-as-you-earn) system, under which the employer is required to withhold the employee's income taxes.  For income other then employment income, an individual is required to file his/her income.  Penalties can be imposed for any late filing, failure to file or incorrectly stating the income.  Ethiopia's tax year runs from the 8th of July to the following 7th of July. 

Tax Residents

In order to qualify as a tax resident in Ethiopia, an individual must live in the country for more than 183 days over a period of 12 months, continuously or intermittently. 

Taxable Income


All income generated will be taxed, unless such income is exempted.  Employment income are taxed on a sliding scale ranging from 0% - 35%.  


Capital gains on immovable property are taxed at 15% and gains on the sale of shares and bonds are taxed at 30%.  


Exempt Income

The following employment income will be exempted from taxes:  

  • Pension contributions as determined under the Public Servants Pensions Proclamation or the Private Organisation Employees' Pension Proclamation

  • Employer contributions to retirement benefits at a maximum of 15% of the employee's monthly salary

  • Amounts paid by an employer toward costs of medical treatment, hardship and/or any other allowances  

  • Transport allowance up to ETB 2200 or 25% of the employee's basic monthly salary, whichever is the lowest.

Your HRMS is Standard 


Employee Self-service

Payslip and tax certificate retrieval. Updating of personal particulars. Leave request and balance enquiries



Employee documents folder. Training records. Heath & Safety records. Disiplinary records. Qualifications, resume and hiring records.


Work Flow

Workflow with different approval levels. Full work flow functionality for leave requests, expense and time-sheets


  • Direct payment into employee bank accounts. Emailed password protected pay slips.

  • Payment of taxes, benefit providers and other creditors.

  • Filing of returns to the authorities.

  • Generation and filing of statutory reports.

  • General ledger and 100's of customisable reports.

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