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United Arab Emirates - Overview and introduction

United Arab Emirates - Overview and introduction

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There is no personal income tax applicable in the UAE.Social Security

  • Not imposed on expatriates
  • An employer of a UAE national must make monthly social security and pension contributions
  2014 2015 2016
Private Employer’s Contribution 12.5% of basic salary and allowances 12.5% of basic salary and allowances 12.5% of basic salary and allowances
Public Employer’s Contribution 15 % of basic salary and allowances 15 % of basic salary and allowances 15 % of basic salary and allowances
Employee’s Contribution 5% of basic salary and allowances 5% of basic salary and allowances 5% of basic salary and allowances

Social security contribution would not be relevant to International assignees travelling to UAE.

The official currency of the United Arab Emirates is the UAE Dirham (AED).

United Arab Emirates – Topics

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