Overview

Capital
Doha
Currency
Qatari Riyal (QAR)
Date Format
dd/mm/yyyy

Taxes

Employer

Employer Payroll Tax

10.00%
Social Security
10.00% Total Employment Cost
Employee

Employee Payroll Taxes

5.00%
Social Security
5.00% Total Employee Cost
Employer Taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Brazil
China
Slovakia
Qatar
South Africa
Georgia
Macedonia
82.39%
41.12%
37.2%
10%
2%
2%
0%
Employee taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Romania
Macedonia
Netherlands
Qatar
Georgia
Belarus
Ukraine
45%
28%
27.65%
5%
2%
1%
0%

Minimum Wage

General

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.

Minimum wage (per month)
$4000
$2663
$2491
$206
$47
$36.80
$2.33
Geneva
Luxembourg
Australia
Qatar
Malawi
Angola
Venezuela
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Employees are paid monthly.

13th Salary

There is no 13th salary.

Working Hours

General

Maximum of 6 days, 8 hours per day, for 48 hours. During Ramadan, the workday drops to 6 hours. Day off is generally Friday.  

Overtime

Hours worked above 48 are paid at an additional 25%. Night work is paid at an additional 50%.  

Leave

Paid Time Off

15 days of paid leave after a year of service; 20 days after 5 years of service.  

Vacation days
Public holidays
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Brazil
Peru
Albania
Qatar
Michigan
China
Federal
30
13
43
30
12
42
28
14
42
15
11
26
2
11
13
5
7
12
10
10
Public Holidays

11 public holidays.

Sick Days

2 weeks of paid sick leave, after 3 months of service. A medical certificate is required.  

Maternity Leave

Employees receive 50 days paid leave which can begin before baby is born.  

PAID MATERNITY LEAVE (DAYS)
410
365
365
50
45
30
0
Bulgaria
Serbia
Albania
Qatar
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Federal
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
Paternity Leave

 No paternity leave.

Parental Leave

No parental leave.

Other Leave

Hajj pilgrimage leave for Muslim employees only: 2 weeks unpaid, available once during employment period.  

Termination

Termination Process

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.  

Notice Period

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.

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.

Probation Period

Not more than 6 months.

VAT

General

Currently, there is no VAT. There are plans to introduce it in the near future.

Version History

March 20, 2021
Monthly minimum wage has increase to 1,000 QAR.

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