Of all of the reasons why independent professionals from around the world may take an interest in Qatar as a place to contract, one of the most obvious is surely the Arab emirate’s lack of personal income taxes levied on employee earnings.
This means that while your headline salary as a contractor in this part of Western Asia may be similar to what you could expect to command elsewhere, your take-home pay may ultimately be much higher.
However, the benefits that you can expect from a contracting life in Qatar won’t necessarily be merely financial. This is, after all, a culturally and historically fascinating corner of the globe, combining a traditional Middle Eastern feel with a stunning modern skyline and all of the amenities that you would expect from a 21st-century Western country.
Both personal and professional opportunities await you here
As a leading provider of trusted tax advice and professional payroll solutions both in the Middle East and around the world, Link Global Management is dedicated to assisting contractors just like you in their efforts to achieve a smooth transition into their new life in Qatar.
Naturally, when you do make such a trouble-free transition, you will be well-placed for not just professional success, but also a rewarding personal life.
The latter could entail almost anything and everything from reveling in the country’s burgeoning arts and gastronomic scenes to watching the sun set over sand dunes and immersing yourself in the sophisticated stimulations of the capital city of Doha. Oh, and the typical desert climate – encompassing very hot and sunny summers alongside mild winters – may be more than welcome, too!
We’ll help you to cover all of the bases when relocating here
Naturally, as is the case with other parts of the world, there are certain conditions that you must fulfill if you are to become a contractor in Qatar as a foreign national.
These include having a valid employment contract sponsored by a company resident in Qatar, as well as only working for the specific firm that sponsored you. If your services are no longer needed by the sponsoring company, an arrangement must be made to transfer you to another Qatari company – otherwise, you will be required to leave the country.
Don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable and seasoned professionals
To receive help in navigating these and the other legal and cultural implications of contracting in Qatar, you are welcome to get in touch with the Link Global Management team today.
Call +44 (0)20 3908 7997 or email our experts, and we’ll be able to provide you with the legal guidance and professional payroll solutions that will enable you to focus squarely on your actual work as a contractor in Qatar – as well as, of course, the cultural charms and activities of this captivating nation.