There are several ways for workers from overseas to find employment in Cordoba. The average Argentinian wage is significantly lower than that of many other countries around the world. Highly skilled workers with experience in managerial and executive roles should look for employment opportunities within international corporations that have operations in Cordoba. As one of the financial and business capitals of Latin America, the city is home to a number of company headquarters and overseas offices.
Another good option for foreigners is to find work with an NGO. Argentina is host to numerous non-governmental organizations, many of which have quarters in the city. Many job seekers may also wish to browse the classified job advertisement sections in local newspapers such as Comercio y Justicia and Diario Democracia. These papers, among others, have regularly updated classified job sections that advertise an extremely varied selection of vacancies; usually in casual sectors such as call centres and hospitality.
A work permit is necessary for any expats intending on residing and working in Cordoba. Before relocating to the city, foreigners should seek advice from the nearest Argentinian embassy, as evidence and requirements may vary from country to country. However, to be granted a work permit, every foreigner will be required to provide the embassy with evidence of employment with a company or institution based in Cordoba. This may be in the form of a labor contract, an official letter of invitation from a corporation registered in the city or a certified business letter from a company based overseas that confirms the work assignment to take place in Cordoba.
The company will be asked to provide to the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto with a detailed description of the work that is to be carried out by the overseas worker and a summary of the business. In addition to this, the applicant must provide the embassy with a birth certificate which has been translated into Spanish and a passport with a minimum of 18 months validity remaining.
Cordoba, like everywhere else in Argentina, employs a progressive tax scale and the amount of tax a person is charged is dependent on their net income. All residents are liable to pay tax on their income. Permanent residents must pay tax on any income that has been accrued overseas. Foreign nationals who have lived in Cordoba for upwards of one year are officially considered to be permanent residents, however, anyone who has lived and worked in the city for less than a year must only pay tax on income earned in Argentina and not their worldwide income.
Any workers who earn less than 10,000 ARS is exempt from paying income tax, after this, taxable income is charged on a gradual scale. The tax rates start with the minimum amount of 9%, up to the maximum 35%, which applies to any earner who accumulates upwards of 120,000 ARS. Residents are charged on all of their gross income. Foreigners who are living and working in Cordoba for less than one year are not assessed on the progressive scale, they are instead charged a flat rate amount of income tax.