Hire employees in Bulgaria, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Bulgaria

. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Hire employees in Bulgaria No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in

Bulgaria

,  your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months. 

Bulgaria

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in

Bulgaria

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Bulgaria built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in

Bulgaria

within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

Pension Fund
Public Health Insurance
Unemployment Insurance
Social Security

Quick Overview

Currency: Bulgarian lev

Capital: Sofia

Official language: Bulgarian

Payroll cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

Full-time, and part-time employees with at least 4 working hours per day are entitled to 20 working days of vacation per year.

Public Holidays

Bulgaria celebrates 13 public holidays per year. All holidays are non-working days.

  • New Year's Day
  • Bulgaria Liberation Day
  • Good Friday
  • Labour Day
  • Orthodox Easter
  • Orthodox Easter Monday
  • Đurđevdan
  • Day of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture
  • Unification Day
  • Independence Day
  • Eastern Orthodox Christmas Eve
  • Orthodox Christmas Day
  • 2nd Day of Christmas

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

Bulgaria has a flat tax rate of 10% for income tax.

Employer Cost

Employer cost is 9% of the employee' salary.

Additional information

Employee Agreement Details

Contracts have to be in Bulgarian but can be bilingual. They should include personal information such as the base salary, the years of service of the employee. The start date, which cannot be prior to the start date of the job. Job position based on the national code of the National Jobs Classificatory Database, among others.

Probation Period

The minimum trial period is 1 month and the maximum is 6 months. However, the trial period is not mandatory.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage in Bulgaria is BGN 650 per month.

Maximum working hours and overtime

The daily standard working day is made up of 8 hours from Monday to Friday. Weekly the workday is 40 hours.

Overtime must be paid obligatorily. The daily wage if the extra work is done on weekdays is increased by 50%, in the case of weekends it is increased by 75% and on national holidays by 100%.

Parental Leave

  • Maternity leave: employees must take a minimum leave of 90 days and up to 2 years after the child is born. Leave must be taken 45 days prior to the stipulated birth date. Payment will be done by the National Insurance Institute directly to the employee.
  • Paternity leave: employees are entitled to 15 calendar days since the child is born paid by the National Insurance Institute.

Sick Leave

Employees can take up to 6 months of sick leave. The first 3 days are paid by the employer and from the 4th day are paid by the National Insurance Institute.

Termination requirements for employees

Termination costs are a maximum of 6 months’ salary according to seniority. Additionally, any not taken holidays must be paid out upon termination by payment in lieu as well as any unpaid commission or bonuses.

The employer will be obliged to pay severance in the following cases:

  • Compensation for not finding a job, in case the termination was done due to closing the job position. Payment is up to 1 month of the gross salary.
  • Compensation for not providing the notice time agreed in the contract: the employer must pay up to 3 months of salary.
  • Retirement compensation:  According to the length of the contract, they can be up to 6 monthly salaries.

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