Working In Kuwait
Income Tax
Labour Laws
Working In Kuwait
The initial for many foreigners who come to work in Kuwait is the prospect of earning salaries that are much higher than what they can earn in their own countries.
Remuneration  (TOP)
Salaries range from KD 25 a month for cleaners from the Far East to more than KD 3.000 a month for western business professionals. At both extremes accommodation is usually provided by the employer. But on average expatriate earn about KD 105 a month with few benefits.
Some aspects of living in Kuwait are relatively expensive so terms of service besides basic salary are important. The common benefits offered to expatriate include:
· Accommodation : An employer may provide a villa or flat, or give a rent allowance which may or may not be adequate
· Car: A company car may be provided. But often a car allowance is given instead and care needs to be taken to ensure that it is adequate to cover the running costs. Some companies provide employees with a loan to buy a car or will act as guarantor to a finance company.
· School fees: Fees for local schools which follow foreign curricula vary and should be taken to ensure that school fees paid by an employer are adequate.
· Annual Holidays: Annual leave varies from 28 days every two years to 42 days or more a year.
· Return Air Fares: Care needs to be taken to ensure that annual return air fares included in an empliyment contract cover family members.
Unless contractual benefits are adequate, actual savings may not reach expectations.

Income Tax  (TOP)
Personal income is not current taxed in Kuwait. However there are proposed before the National Assembly to tax the monthly income of both nationals and expatriate.

Labour Laws
There are three main legal codes, oft amended, governing labour conditions in Kuwait:
· The Labour Law for Government Employees regulates the working conditions of civil servants.
· The Labour Law of the Oil Sector protects those who work in the oil industry.
· The Labour Law of the Private Sector governs employment conditions in private businesses.
Persons in domestic service, such as maids and chauffeurs, however are not covered by any particular code and must rely for protection on general principles of law.