Overview

Capital
Doha
Currency
Qatari Riyal

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Taxes

Employer
10% - Pension
5% - Pension
Employee

Minimum Wage

General
There is no minimum wage, low-paid employees are protected by agreements with certain countries.

VAT

General
Currently, there is no VAT. There are plans to introduce it in the first quarter of 2018.

Mandatory Benefits

Pension Fund
Employers are required to contribute 10% of employees wages to pension fund.
Employees are required to contribute 5% of their wages to pension fund.

Termination

Termination Process
Workers of 1-5 years are entitled to one months notice. Workers of over 5 years are entitled to two months notice.
Advance Notice
Those employed for 1-5 years are required to provide one months notice. Those employed for over 5 years must provide two months notice.
Severance Pay
Employees leaving a position are entitled to EOSB (end of service benefits). These benefits are agreed upon mutually between employer and employee, and must equal at least 3 weeks of employees gross salary for each year employed.