Doha is one of the largest expat destinations in the Middle East and Asia, but its residents aren’t entirely well-off.
A large percentage of expats have incomes that are higher than those of locals, according to the Qatar Chamber of Commerce, a lobby group.
Doha’s high-income expats often find themselves in the company of expatriate employees from their own countries.
These expats, along with expats from countries such as India and Pakistan, can often find jobs that would have otherwise gone to locals.
Qatar has recently introduced a tax on companies’ foreign salaries, and the country is also looking at a cap on the amount of foreign-earned income that can be taxed.
However, expats aren’t the only ones who find themselves on the receiving end of these taxes.
Some expats may be paying as little as 10 percent of their earnings, while others are paying up to 50 percent.
While these expats are taxed on the money they earn, they may also be forced to pay their employer for their labor.
To combat these taxes, expat workers are also getting a pass.
Companies can claim to be an expat worker and pay taxes on their foreign earnings, but the workers themselves aren’t legally obligated to pay.
This loophole allows companies to legally avoid paying the taxes of their employees and keep paying them in the form of foreign taxes.
Qatar is an attractive destination for expats and workers, but it’s also an open door for tax evaders.
The Qatar Chamber Of Commerce estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 expats work in the country.
The majority of expat jobs pay between $10 and $30 per hour, according the chamber.
This means expats working in the Doha region may earn around $10,000 to $15,000 per year.
That’s about $12,000 in monthly salary.
The government in Qatar is trying to crack down on the tax evasion that takes place in the region, but expats still find themselves paying the highest tax rates in the world.