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Statutory Change Alerts

Ghana Payroll Outsourcing Alert

By |October 28th, 2018|

Global Payroll Outsourcing Leader Issues a Tax Alert for Ghana
Ghana amends personal income tax rates.
The Parliament of Ghana has passed the Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2018, Act 973 and it came into force on August 1, 2018.

The Act added sixth income tax bracket of 35% for individual taxable income above GHS120,000 per annum. The amended […]

Pakistan Payroll Outsourcing Alert

By |October 28th, 2018|

Global Payroll Outsourcing Provider Issues Statutory Change Alert for Pakistan
Pakistan introduces a new tax bracket – companies are required to retroactively recalculate and declare income tax applied since July 1, 2018.
On September 18, 2018, the Ministry of Finance for Pakistan introduced Finance (Amendment) Bill 2018/2019, which amended the previously announced tax year 2019 personal income […]

VAT to Be Introduced in the Emirates and the GCC Countries

By |January 19th, 2016|

The Gulf Cooperation Council countries are currently coordinating their tax policy with the aim to introduce a value-added tax (VAT) as soon as possible.

According to Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary at the Emirates’ Ministry of Finance, the introduction will begin as soon as any two GCC member states are ready to go.

The expected VAT rate […]

Recruitment becomes easier in the UAE

By |December 29th, 2015|

Recruitment in UAE becomes easier – 6 months labor ban abolished.
The recruitment of skilled employees from the UAE labor market becomes easier as employees are now allowed to change jobs without having to complete 2 years in their previous jobs. In accordance with the amended UAE Labor Law, effective from January 1, 2016, employees who […]

Oman Payroll Outsourcing Alert

By |December 27th, 2015|

Omani companies must follow WPS regulations – payroll outsourcing ensures full compliance.
Wages Protection System (WPS) was introduced by the Ministry of Manpower and Central Bank of Oman in January 2014. In accordance with the Article 53 of the Omani Labor Law, employers are required to pay their employees in the local currency through Omani banks. […]

Payroll Outsourcing – Answer to Saudi Arabia WPS Rules

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor expands the WPS compliance requirements.
Consider payroll outsourcing solutions in order to comply with the WPS requirements in Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Labor has announced that effective from November 1, 2015, all companies with at least 100 employees must process their payroll payments through the Wages Protection System (WPS) in […]

UAE Changes Its Labor Law – Consider Recruitment Process Outsourcing

By |October 11th, 2015|

UAE Changes Its Labor Law: Employment Offers Are Now Binding
In accordance with the amended UAE Labor Law, effective from January 1, 2016, job offers will become binding and integral parts of employment contracts. This change to the Labor Law is intended to combat the abuses of expatriate employees who are induced to accept jobs in […]

Qatar – Statutory Change Alert

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Deadline for the implementation of the Wages Protections System (WPS) delayed until November 3, 2015.
Executive Summary:
Ministry of Labor in Qatar has delayed the deadline for the implementation of WPS until November 3, 2015. The deadline was extended in order to give the companies more time to develop WPS compliant payroll processes.
Background:
Following suit of the UAE […]

Qatar Implements Wages Protections System (WPS) – Consider Payroll Outsourcing Solutions

By |August 14th, 2015|

Implementation of WPS in Qatar poses a new challenge and encourages utilization of payroll outsourcing providers.
Following suit of the UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar is implementing Wages Protection System (WPS) to ensure that salaries paid to private sector employees correspond with the terms of their respective employment contracts. The law […]

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor introduces new regulations for telecommuter programs

By |July 16th, 2015|

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Statutory Change Alert

By |April 13th, 2015|

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Statutory Change Alert

By |April 7th, 2015|

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Statutory Change Alert

By |February 9th, 2015|