Pakistan Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Pakistan– Amends Personal Income Tax Rates for 2022-2023 Tax Year. On 30 June 2022, the President of Pakistan enacted the Finance Act of 2022. The Act provides for changes to the personal income tax rates and brackets for salaried employees for the period 1 July 2...

Jul 18, 2022 1 min read

Bahrain Payroll Outsourcing Alert

The employer contribution to social insurance for Bahraini nationals is increased by 2%, bringing the total contribution to 17%.

Jul 12, 2022 1 min read

Poland Payroll Outsourcing Alert

The latest round of policies, announced recently, will reduce income tax from 17% to 12% for those earning up to 120,000 zloty (€25,300) annually.

Jul 12, 2022 1 min read

Lebanon Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Lebanon – Sickness and Maternity Contribution Ceiling Amount Updated. On 23 June 2022, the Lebanon Ministry of Finance issued a decree that modified the ceiling amounts of Sickness and Maternity social security contributions. The monthly ceiling for social se...

Jul 7, 2022 1 min read

Lebanon Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Cost-of-living allowance introduced and new amendments to sickness, maternity and family allowances. On May 19, 2022, the Lebanon Ministry of Finance issued a decree that introduced a mandatory cost-of-living allowance, subject to the following terms: Emplo...

Jun 22, 2022 1 min read

The Kingdom of Bahrain Payroll Outsourcing Alert – Social Security Change

Due to the implementation of the provision of Law No. (14) for the year 2022 which amends some provision of Social Insurance law, as promulgated by Legislative Decree no. (24) for the year 1976, the changes summarized below come into effect on 1st May 2022: Soci...

May 18, 2022 2 min read

Lebanon Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Lebanon – The Deadline for Filing 2021 Income Tax Declarations has been Extended On February 28, 2022, the Lebanon Ministry of Finance extended the deadline for employers to declare income tax withheld during 2021. The deadline for filing 2021 declarations and pay...

Mar 4, 2022 2 min read

United Arab Emirates Payroll Outsourcing Alert

United Arab Emirates - The Federal Decree Law no. 33 of 2021 concerning the regulation of labour relations (the “New UAE Labour Law”) will take effect on February 2, 2022. Fixed-Term Employment Contracts All employees must be employed on fixed-term employment...

Feb 17, 2022 4 min read

Lebanon Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Increase in Daily Transport Allowance and Introduction of an Education Support Grant On 24 January 2022, the government of Lebanon approved all 56 items on the 2021 draft budget law, including an introduction of an education support grant and an increase in the da...

Feb 8, 2022 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Social Insurance Process Changes Announced. Effective from 1 February 2022, the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) has announced the following amendments to the GOSI registration and contributions processes: Contributions for mid-month starte...

Jan 25, 2022 2 min read

Costa Rica Payroll Outsourcing Alert

The government of CostaRica has announced revised personal income tax brackets in the Official Gazette of Costa Rica. The below income tax rates and brackets will come into effect on 1 January 2022: Monthly salaries up to ¢863.000,00 are exempt from the person...

Jan 21, 2022 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Effective from 1 January 2022, the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) announced changes to employee and employer contribution rates for the unemployment insurance law (SANED) GOSI component by reducing the total SANED contribution from 2% to 1.5%, wit...

Jan 21, 2022 2 min read