Employ Candidates Compliantly in Saudi Arabia

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  3. Global PEO and payroll
  4. Work permit for hiring expats via PEO
  5. Expand without a company set up
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Global PEO and Payroll in Saudi Arabia

Getting your business up-and-running in Saudi Arabia can be challenging, especially if you do not speak the native language. Establishing your own business entity in Saudi Arabia is an option to be considered as you expand abroad. But before you invest valuable resources in setting up business in Saudi Arabia, you should be fully aware of the risks involved.

Acumen’s Global PEO and Payroll solution was designed especially for companies like yours, to smooth the way for quick, easy and risk-free business operations in Saudi Arabia, without having to establish a legal business entity.

Acumen International – Your Professional Employer Organization in Saudi Arabia

Navigating the Saudi Arabian legal system and adhering to regulations governing employment and taxation can be challenging for businesses, especially if you are not a native Saudi Arabian speaker. Partnering with Acumen International as a global Professional Employer organization (PEO) provides you with the local knowledge and support you need to conduct business in Saudi Arabia without concern for legal and compliance risks.

Whether you represent international client companies or you are taking your own business operations abroad, Acumen International’s Global PEO and payroll service allows you to hire and payroll local and expat employees in Saudi Arabia. With Acumen in your corner, you can quickly and easily onboard and compensate your employees without risk of legal repercussions.

International Global Payroll and Taxation in Saudi Arabia

Employment related taxes

Personal Income Tax (PIT). There is no individual income tax scheme in Saudi Arabia.

Income tax is not imposed on an individual’s earnings if they are derived only from employment in Saudi Arabia.

Non-employment income is taxed as an entity or permanent establishment (PE).

A non-resident person with no PE who derives income from a source in Saudi Arabia is taxed based on the withholding tax (WHT) regulations.

Payments made from a resident party or a PE to a non-resident party for services performed are subject to WHT.

Payroll Cycle in Saudi Arabia

The worker’s wages and all other entitlements shall be paid in the Country’s official Currency, in accordance with the following provisions:

  1. Daily paid workers shall be paid at least once a week.
  2. Monthly paid workers shall be paid once a month.
  3. In case of a piece work that requires a period of more than two weeks, the worker shall receive a payment each week commensurate with the completed portion of the work. The rest of the wage shall be paid in full during the week following the handover of the work.
  4. In cases other than the above, the worker’s wages shall be paid at least once a week.

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How Acumen’s International PEO and Payroll Service can Benefit Your Business in Saudi Arabia

Compensating your local and expat workforce in Saudi Arabia and closely adhering to Saudi Arabian taxation requirements can divert your attention and resources from activities that help your business grow. A reliable global employment solution like Acumen’s Global PEO and Payroll service can take a substantial burden off your shoulders so you can focus on running your company.

Outsourcing the administrative and compliance tasks involved in employee payroll is one approach, but we have a better solution. Acumen International offers a global PEO and payroll solution that goes beyond outsourcing. We hire and compensate your global workforce on your behalf, and take care of all the details of payroll while ensuring full compliance with Saudi Arabian labor and taxation laws.

It is important to note that Acumen does not provide international global payroll services as a standalone solution, but only as a part of our global PEO and Payroll solution.

Our comprehensive global PEO and payroll services are just some of the benefits of partnering with Acumen International. We make it easy for you to achieve your business goals in Saudi Arabia by officially employing and compensating your best selected global talent – both locals and expats – without concerns for legal and compliance risks faced by global employers.

Disclaimer: Any of the above information is subject to changes imposed by Saudi Arabian laws. To get the latest updates on taxation in Saudi Arabia and in 190 countries worldwide, contact Acumen’s team of global employment experts.

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