Hiring in Qatar

Located on a peninsula that connects to neighbour and key trading partner Saudi Arabia, Qatar has become a major player on the world’s stage thanks to hosting the FIFA world cup. However, Qatar is equally famous for its oil and gas exports, which have made it one of the richest countries on earth despite its small size and relatively small population.

Qatar’s economy is dominated by oil and natural gas, accounting for up to 90% of total exports. Qatar also invests heavily in infrastructure projects at home using its vast wealth and has stakes in many major buildings, projects and businesses across the world.

Workers in Qatar pay no income tax and have extensive access to social welfare paid for by the state. Qatari’s enjoy favourable working conditions compared to the migrant workers that make up 86% of Qatar’s population and all companies must have a Qatari owner with at least a 51% stake.

Employment laws are extensive, but these rarely extend to low-income workers, usually migrants from South Asia. Qatar has faced criticism for poor safety and employment practices for non-Qataris, and organisations wishing to explore payroll opportunities in Qatar should use an expert provider to avoid common issues relating to this.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide in Qatar?

We free your teams from the burden of managing payroll across borders, working diligently to ensure a seamless process across all activities.

We’ll manage the data flow from you to every local market and will return data to you in a readable format for each of your key teams, including payroll journals if needed.

Our services combine process excellence with a human-centric approach, and our top priority is always the care and compliance of your payroll — no matter where in the world you operate.


  • Leverage our experience and ensure in-country Payroll compliance.
  • Reduce processing and back office time.
  • Align processes, reducing complexity and risk
  • A single, centrally managed payroll system that delivers a fluid and consistent service to you and your employees.
  • Flexibility of service — adapting to your needs, regardless of the market.
  • The option to work with other providers you already have in place, if needed.
  • Global HR data management and data tracking where required.
  • Global payments support for both employees and authorities.
  • A dedicated team and account manager so that you always have a central point of contact

What TopSource Worldwide provides in Qatar

  • Simplicity – we provide one monthly consolidated invoice for the services provided inclusive of salaries, taxes, fees and employee expenses. This reduces banking costs and your finance teams time spent.
  • One point of contact – a single Account manager looking after all your Payroll.
  • Compliance – all funds payable to the employee are processed through payroll. You receive monthly evidence of taxation paid to the competent authorities in country.
  • All services are provided by in-country experts that are professionally qualified in their respective fields.
  • Electronic payslips for all employees.
  • All Statutory filing completed by TopSource Worldwide.

We appreciate each situation and business is different. That is why we offer a consultative and bespoke solution to every client. We know one size does not ‘fit all’.

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