How Hard Can the Easiest Payroll in the World Be?
By Michele Honomichl

So,you are working cleaning up the loose ends of your last payroll run and your manager stops by. He casually asks, “Can you take over the Dubai payroll? Will is leaving the company and I think this would be a fantastic learning opportunity for you.” And you think – hmm Will never complained about collective agreements, taxes, deductions or other complexities which I face every month with my European payrolls. So maybe it would be all right. Then you hear yourself say “Sure,” and you are thinking how hard can that be?

You start learning about the payroll including that there are multinational individuals, the company is set-up in a free zone, and the contact at the payroll provider is Yaser. Near the change submission date, Yaser sends a quick email asking what you want to do with the two recently hired Saudi Arabian nationals. So, you start thinking – why does it matter that they are from Saudi Arabia. On my Dubai payroll, it seems most people are from somewhere else anyways. So you fire an email back, “Yes – please pay them.” Yaser replies – What about the GOSI contributions for the two Saudi Arabians?

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