Saudi Arabia .. New announcement on details of exemptions for expatriate fees

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Source: Arabic.net

The official newspaper, “Umm al-Qura” in Saudi Arabia, published details of the exemption from monetary compensation for expatriates for small enterprises, a decision adopted by the Kingdom’s leadership within a package of comprehensive measures and important incentive packages, aimed at strengthening the private sector’s response to the effects of the Corona pandemic.

The decision regarding small enterprises comes according to the following details: –

First: Exempting the small establishment – of which the total number of employees is nine or less, including its owner – from paying the financial compensation prescribed under clause (Second) of Cabinet Resolution No. (353) amended by Cabinet Resolution No. (197) as follows:

1- Exemption from two of the expatriates working in the establishment if the owner is full-time to work in it, and registered with it in social insurance.

2- Exemption from four of the expatriates working in the establishment if at least one of the employees in it – in addition to the owner of the establishment who works in it, as indicated in paragraph (1) of this clause – is a Saudi national and registered with it in social insurance.

In all cases, the maximum number that can be excused is only four arrivals.

Second: What is mentioned in item (first) of this decision is applied for a period of (three) years starting from the date of its issuance.

Third: The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, after coordinating it with the Ministry of Trade and the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises, submits an annual presentation to the Labor Market Policies Committee, during the period of applying the exemption mentioned in Item (First) of this decision, which includes the following:

1- The results of applying the exemption mentioned in Clause (First) of this Resolution.

2- The effect of exemption on raising productivity in small and micro enterprises.

3- The effect of exemption on commercial cover-up.

4- The effect of exemption on supporting small and micro enterprises in growth.

5- The results of the analysis of monitoring the behavior of large and medium enterprises regarding the application of the exemption mentioned in Item (First) of this Resolution.

It is mentioned that the financial compensation is paid by companies of all kinds in Saudi Arabia, according to specific exceptions, which is a sum of money for each expatriate worker, in the context of procedures for opening job opportunities for Saudis.





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