American Samoa

Employer of Record in American Samoa

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Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in American Samoa . We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business. Our Employer of Record (EOR) solution is beneficial to companies that want to hire remote employees in a breeze. On this page you will find employment information for American Samoa.

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1. Grow your team in American Samoa with Rivermate as your Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in American Samoa , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in American Samoa effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Summary

American Samoa is a US unincorporated territory in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of the autonomous state of Samoa. Its coordinates are 14.3¬įS 170.7¬įW. It is located east of the International Date Line, whereas Samoa is located west of it. The overall land area is 199 square kilometers (76.8 square miles), which is somewhat larger than the size of Washington, D.C. American Samoa is the United States' southernmost territory and one of two US territories south of the Equator, along with uninhabited Jarvis Island. The major exports are tuna products, and the main commercial partner is the rest of the United States.

The territory of American Samoa is made up of five major islands and two coral atolls. Tutuila is the biggest and most populated island, and the territory also includes the Manua Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island. Except for Swains Island, the Samoan Islands are located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and about 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau. The Wallis and Futuna Islands are located to the west. American Samoa has a population of around 46,366 people as of 2021. The majority of American Samoans are multilingual, speaking both English and Samoan proficiently.

Since 1983, American Samoa has been a member of the Pacific Community. American Samoa has the highest military enrollment rate of any US state or territory. The local United States Army recruiting station in Pago Pago was rated top in production out of the 885 Army recruiting stations and centers under the United States Army Recruiting Command as of September 9, 2014.

American Samoa is the United States' sole significant territory where citizenship is not awarded at birth, and those born there are termed "non-citizen nationals."

Hiring talented employees in a short span is not an easy task. Partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) like Rivermate in American Samoa is your best option, giving your organization enough time to focus on other aspects of international expansions like project management and inventory management. The EOR takes care of all the compliance and legal issues while helping you speed up hiring using their knowledge of domestic employment practices and virtual onboarding tools. Top EORs also have provisions for the e-signing of documents to enable faster onboarding.

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4. Types of leave

There is no information about the types of leave for this country.

Paid time off

Public holidays

Sick days

After one year of service, employees are entitled to at least ten days of sick leave per year. Workers must receive their regular pay while on approved sick leave. Employees who take three or more days of sick leave in a row must present a valid medical certificate for approval.

Employees who do not use their sick leave may be able to carry it over to the following year. However, the previous year's sick leave cannot exceed 20 days.

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Parental leave

Other leave

5. Employment termination

There is no information about employment information for this country.

Termination process

Notice period

Probation period

Severance pay

6. Working hours

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

General working schedule


7. Minimum wage

There is no information about the minimum wage for this country.

8. Employee benefits

There is no information about the employee benefits for this country.

Every employer is required to select a private carrier and acquire accident compensation insurance. The employer is required to deduct 5% of each employee's salary and equal that payment to social security. If the employer asks it, a higher proportion of the pay may be withheld in order to make a larger contribution.

Employees may be eligible to receive social security money for old-age pensions, senior citizen benefits, disability pensions, survivor's pensions, and death benefits.

While there are no monetary advantages for workers on sick or maternity leave, they may be eligible for free medical treatment at government health facilities. Various hospital and medical services are included in the senior citizen benefit plan and work injury program.

There are no mandatory perks, but many companies utilize them to motivate employees and reward them for their efforts. You have the option of providing extra advantages at your discretion.

9. Taxes

There is no information about the taxes for this country.

Corporate tax

The amount of tax imposed on corporations for taxable years are as follows:

15 percent for a taxable income range between $0 and $50,000.

25 percent for a taxable income range between $50,000 and $75,000.

34 percent for a taxable income range between $75,000 and $650,000.

44 percent for a taxable income range over $650,000.

Individual income tax

Personal income is taxed at a minimum of 4%, while wages are taxed at 2%.

If you are a US citizen and a resident of American Samoa, you must declare your global gross income on your Samoan tax return.

If you are a nonresident of American Samoa, only income from Samoan sources should be reported on your Samoan tax return. For income tax purposes, US nationals living in American Samoa are considered residents of American Samoa.

There are no income, property, or sales taxes. Items imported for commercial resale are subject to a 5% excise tax.

Under the Industrial Incentives Act, the Governor of American Samoa may award tax exemptions on some or all taxes (excluding individual income tax) for up to ten years for the creation or development of eligible industrial or commercial operations.

Foreign Sales Corporations formed in the Territory may be free from corporate income taxes, dividend distributions, customs charges, and other taxes for an eleven-year period.

Some exemptions are intended to encourage inhabitants of the area to work. More information is available from the Tax Exemption Office.

VAT, GST and sales tax

Currently, the Value Added Tax in the American Samoa sets at 0 percent but there have been moves made to increase this to 5 percent.

10. VISA and work permits

There is no information about VISA and work permits for this country.

To enter Samoa, visitors must have a valid passport and an onward/return ticket. For stays of 90 days or less, US citizens do not require a visa. Non-citizen US nationals will need to obtain a visitor permit before visiting Samoa.

Non-US nationals can apply for a visitor's permit at the Samoa Consulate General in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

There is no information about the Employer of Record (EoR) service terms for this country.

Employment contracts

In the United States, employment contracts might be verbal, written, or implicit. Contracts, on the other hand, should be in writing with the conditions clearly stated out to protect both the employer and the employee. In practice, the majority of contracts are in writing.

The following are examples of common employment contract terms:

Employer and employee names

The kind and scope of the service to be provided

Salary and payment intervals

Salary and payment intervals

Start and end dates (if for a fixed-term)

Benefits and leave entitlements

With Rivermate being your Employer of Record (EoR) in American Samoa, you do not have to worry about the employment contracts, as we take care of that.

Minimum assignment length

There is no set length for assignments. This is usually indicated in the employment contract for fixed-term employments.

Payment currency

United States Dollar

13.Opening a subsidiary in American Samoa

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

How to set up a subsidiary

Subsidiary laws

13. Why choose Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO in American Samoa

Establishing an entity in American Samoa to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in American Samoa has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into American Samoa simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in American Samoa give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in American Samoa via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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