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Ukraine Payroll Services & Solutions

We will help you set up and manage your Ukraine payroll, even if you don't have a Ukrainian entity

Setting up and managing a payroll in Ukraine

After decades of instability, Ukraine’s economy is showing excellent signs of growth in recent years, with heavy industries such as mining and steel production doing particularly well. The country is brimming with opportunities for the right businesses, and many foreign organizations are looking to grow their interests in the country.

If you are planning an expansion to Ukraine for your business, an important early step will probably be registering a Ukrainian entity, building an in-country payroll, and hiring locally. While this is possible to do independently, it can be a complicated process that could cause delays to your expansion efforts and even negatively impact your profits.

At Horizons, our experts offer Ukraine payroll setup and management outsourcing, enabling your organization to start hiring and expand more quickly and efficiently, whether or not you already have an established entity in the country.

If you have an entity in Ukraine

If you have already registered an entity in Ukraine, then we can take care of your payroll setup and management, using our expert knowledge of Ukraine’s regulations to keep you fully compliant.

This service is well-suited to larger organizations and those looking to establish a long-term presence in Ukraine.

If you don’t have an entity in Ukraine

If you haven’t established an entity in Ukraine, our dedicated Ukrainian subsidiary can work as your employees’ official employer of record. Our team will handle all of your payroll, contracts, associated legal work, and associated administration, helping you focus solely on a successful expansion.

This service is ideal for any organization aiming for full flexibility and low risk while expanding into Ukraine.

Grow your Ukraine business with more confidence

Reliable Delivery

We guarantee that all payments will be on time, your data will be secure, and you can be up and running within just 48 hours.

An Established Presence

Our in-country subsidiary will act as employer of record, offering you a presence in Ukraine for legal local employment.

Flexible Solutions

Our team will manage all of the admin, payroll, HR, and taxes, so you can focus on building your business in Ukraine.

Up-To-Date Compliance

With the ever-changing Ukraine employment laws, we’ll ensure you stay fully compliant at all times.

A Single Point of Contact

Our centralized service gives you a single point of contact, simplifying the entire in-country employment process.

Proven Global Expertise

Our in-house teams of payroll and HR experts have already helped all kinds of organizations expand globally.

Ukraine payroll guide

Tax and withholdings in Ukraine

Employers in Ukraine are legally required to contribute 34.7% of salaries as a Unified Social Tax, which covers various social programs.

Income tax in Ukraine is 18%.

The corporate tax rate in Ukraine is 18%.

Rules for entitlements and terminations in Ukraine

Employers in Ukraine can terminate employees in certain circumstances, such as by mutual agreement, but terminations can be very difficult if there is no proper cause for termination. In these situations, we strongly advise enlisting the help of a legal professional to simplify the process and potentially avoid large payouts.

Usually, employees are given severance payments equivalent to one month of salary or more.

How to establish a Ukraine payroll

In most cases, a foreign organization looking to establish a payroll in Ukraine will need to register an official entity within the country. This can take a long time and requires strict adherence to the complex regulations to ensure compliance.

To bypass this complex administration and forego any delays, you can choose to outsource your payroll setup and management to Horizons. We will take care of all the administration, HR, and compliance work, and can even provide our Ukrainian subsidiary to act as employer of record for your employees. With our help, you can be up and running in Ukraine quickly, cost-effectively, and compliantly, whether or not you already have an entity in the country.

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