Overview

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

Taxes

Employer

Employer Payroll Tax

10.0%
Pension
10.0% Total Employment Cost
Employee

Employee Payroll Taxes

5.0%
Pension
5.0% Total Employee Cost
Employer Taxes
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST
China
Brazil
Belarus
Qatar
South Africa
Georgia
Macedonia
41.12%
36.8%
34%
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

Minimum wage refers to the lowest rate payable to migrant workers in Qatar. It is currently 750 QAR/month.

Minimum wage (per month)
$4000
$2663
$2491
$206
$36.80
$22
$2.33
Geneva
Luxembourg
Australia
Qatar
Angola
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
3 HIGHEST
3 LOWEST

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

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
Georgia
Qatar
Malaysia
China
Federal
30
13
43
30
12
42
24
17
41
15
11
26
8
6
14
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.

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