The LegalFácil Guide to Labor Law in Chile: Employment Taxes & Contributions

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The LegalFácil Guide to Labor Law in Chile: Employment Taxes & Contributions

Employers must withhold income tax on employee salaries, to be paid to the Serivicio de Impuestos Internos (SII); the tax is progressive, from 0% to 40%.  The company must also withhold certain taxes from their employees’ salaries for contributions to the employees’ retirement fund, or AFP (10% plus commissions), health insurance  (7% plus commissions paid to an Isapre, which are private health insurance providers, or Fonasa, the state health insurance provider), employment insurance, and workplace accident insurance (between 0.9% and 3.4%), and employement insurance (3%).  Regarding employment insurance, if the labor contract is for a definite term, the employer pays the whole 3%; if the contract is indefinite, the employer pays 2.4% and the employee 0.6%.

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