Top 10 stories of 2017
By Kirsten Hastings, 20 Dec 17
Expat taxes, Qrops shocks and DB pension transfers were major stories covered by International Adviser in the past year. Scroll through the slides below to see the 10 most clicked articles of 2017.
Saudi Arabia announced in July that expats would have to pay the newly-introduced family upfront if they wanted to leave the kingdom.
Expats now have to pay SAR100 (£20, $27, €23) each month, per dependent, to the Saudi government. The fee will increase each year by SAR100 until it reaches SAR400 – at which point it will plateau.
Under Saudi’s visa system, known as iqama, expats leaving the country must pay an exit and re-entry fee for themselves and their family members.
This has now been extended to include the new expat tax which means those leaving the kingdom must also pay the levy in advance for the months remaining on their residence permits.
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