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Lebanon – Transportation Allowance Modification

On 12 August 2022, the President of the Republic of Lebanon signed Decree 9849 which modified the daily transportation allowance as per below: Each day of actual attendance at the work premises will be remunerated at a rate of 95,000 LBP for private sector emp...

Sep 1, 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

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

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

Lebanon Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Lebanon – Transportation Allowance Increase. In Accordance with Decree no. 8318 of 8 September 2021, effective 1 October 2021, the Lebanon government has increased the daily transportation allowance for private sector employees from LBP 8,000 to LBP 24,000. This i...

Nov 8, 2021 1 min read

Lebanon Government Responds to COVID-19

Lebanon –The Government Response to COVID-19 The government of Lebanon has introduced the following restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country: The government has imposed a state of health emergency and called for a self-applied lockdown ...

Mar 30, 2020 1 min read

2019 Tax Filing Deadlines in Lebanon

Lebanon – The deadline for filing 2019 income tax declarations has been extended. Lebanon payroll outsourcing leader issues a statutory alert for Lebanon. Mercans has alerted its Lebanon payroll outsourcing clients of filing 2019 income tax. On February 25, 20...

Mar 2, 2020 1 min read

Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job in the Middle East

The salaries in the Middle East are often many times higher than in your home country. On top of that, there is no income tax in most of the countries in the Middle East. This means that your net earnings will be several times higher than what you would be earning at home...

Jul 25, 2015 5 min read

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

The Ministry of Labor for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued a Ministerial Decree No. 792 dated December 14, 2014 and effective from February 20, 2015, which establishes procedural requirements for the companies that wish to employ telecommuters or teleworkers....

Jul 16, 2015 2 min read