Employer Payroll Tax
Employee Payroll Taxes
The monthly minimum wage in Qatar is 1,000 QAR. Employers must also pay allowances of at least 300 QAR for food and 500 QAR for housing if they do not provide workers with these directly.
Employees are paid monthly.
There is no 13th salary.
Maximum of 6 days, 8 hours per day, for 48 hours. During Ramadan, the workday drops to 6 hours. Day off is generally Friday.
Hours worked above 48 are paid at an additional 25%. Night work is paid at an additional 50%.
15 days of paid leave after a year of service; 20 days after 5 years of service.
11 public holidays.
2 weeks of paid sick leave, after 3 months of service. A medical certificate is required.
Employees receive 50 days paid leave which can begin before baby is born.
No paternity leave.
No parental leave.
Hajj pilgrimage leave for Muslim employees only: 2 weeks unpaid, available once during employment period.
Employees with indefinite contracts can be terminated at will with one-month notice for those with less than 5 years’ service, and 2 months for those with more than 5 years’ service.
Those employed for 1-5 years are required to provide one month’s notice. Those employed for over 5 years must provide two months’ notice.
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.
Not more than 6 months.
Currently, there is no VAT. There are plans to introduce it in the near future.