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Is there a social welfare and especially an health care system in Laos? I'm gonna work from there for one year and my (France) employer would like to pay locals taxes or contributions, if it exists.

Note that we don't make any business with Laos, all our customers are France-based, I will only work remotely for one year, because my girlfriend gets a job there.

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Despite the widespread confusion in France, taxes and welfare are two entirely different things. What people call “charges sociales” (more properly “cotisations sociales”) are not taxes at all but mandatory contributions to a quite effective insurance/pension system. It might very well be that none of these exist in Laos. That said, this might help. –  Annoyed Nov 11 '13 at 15:36
Sorry smonff, but from the earliest days we decided we wouldn't handle questions like this on stack exchange's travel site. But there is a proposed new stack exchange site that's about half-way to becoming a reality that specifically will handle this kind of question, and it could use your support: Expatriates –  hippietrail Nov 12 '13 at 7:15
Sorry for the off-topic question @hippietrail (should read the FAQ), I'm gonna move-it-move-it to Expatriates Stack Exchange. –  smonff Nov 12 '13 at 8:47
No problem smonff. I just spent two months in Laos but as a traveller there I don't know the answer. –  hippietrail Nov 12 '13 at 8:54
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