Chile Payroll Services

At Bradford Jacobs, we navigate the administration of the Chilean payroll system for you. We do the work, so you do not have to.

Chilean Payroll

Operating payroll in the Republic of Chile is a crucial factor for international companies moving into the economy.

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If you are making your move into this leading South American market, you must understand the issues and make the right decisions. Expert knowledge is essential to deal with the paperwork and red tape that will jeopardise successfully implementing your business plan… that is why you need Bradford Jacobs at your side. We have made it our priority to take a firm grasp on all the issues surrounding Chile’s payroll, taxes, labour laws and every aspect of employment compliance.

Bradford Jacobs’ Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) and Employer of Record (EOR) platforms and networks provide complete answers to every question your company will encounter before you move into the economy, especially when it comes to operating payroll.

  • Remote payroll – This option allows businesses to operate under a single payroll system, by adding employees in Chile to your parent company’s payroll. However, these employees must operate under different regulations, which is likely to cause problems.
  • Internal payroll – You may operate payroll for your subsidiary, especially if you are committed to growing your company’s presence in Chile. However, this does require hiring dedicated HR staff who understand Chilean employment and compliance laws.
  • Chiles’ payroll processing company – If you are considering outsourcing, then working with a Chilean payroll company will help in processing your payroll – but not when it comes to compliance.
  • Chiles’ payroll outsourcing – However, there is another option available that solves both concerns – by working with Bradford Jacobs. We can handle payroll and compliance for all your employees in Chile. We take the administrative stress off your shoulders so you can focus on what you do best.

The first step for foreign companies intending to set up payroll in Chile is to establish a legal entity in the country, the usual choice is a limited liability company – a Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada, or SRL, which operates according to Chile’s Commercial and Civil Codes.

The requirements for putting employees on the payroll include:

Employees in Chile generally are covered by the Labour Code (Cόdigo del Trabajo) and the requirements for registering them for payroll include the following:

  • Employees must be registered with the Tax Administration (Servicio de Impuestos Internos, SII)
  • Obtain the employee’s Chilean tax ID number (Rol Único Tributario, RUT) and verify that their civil register ID (Rol Único Nacional, RUN) has the same number as the RUT; they should be identical
  • Register employee with their preferred Pension Fund Administrator (AFP), and whether they choose a state plan (FONASA) or a private insurer (SAPRE) to cover unemployment, accident and health insurance
  • Foreigners require a password, obtained from the SII website at

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