Rumors: Increase Iqama Fee, Deport 40 Years Above Expats & 10% Income Tax
There are many rumors are being spread on social media, Whatsapp groups and online websites that the Saudi government will deport all those expats who are above 40.
There is no truth about this rumor.
Although, the rumor about increase in iqama fee from SR 2400 to SR 6000 does not contain any truth. Earlier there was a rumors which goes viral on social media, about the introduction of 10% income tax on expats salary.
We have confirmed about these rumors through different sources and did not found any verified and authentic notification by government departments.
Saudi Arabia officials also rejects these rumors and said that they have no plan regarding to deport expats which are above 40 or increase in iqama fee. The issue about 10% tax on income was actually discussed by the official but not being applied in Saudi Arabia.
Rumor 1: Above 40 years expats will be deport to home in Saudi Arabia
The most recent rumor which we have come to know through social media pages is about that the Saudi government is planning to deport all those expats who are above 40. There is no truth about this news and this news is being spread on social media without any source.
Rumor 2: Increase in Iqama fee from SR 2400 to SR 6000
The current Iqama fee in Saudi Arabia is SR 2400. There is a rumor being spread that the new Iqama fee is increased to SR 6000. This news is being spread on some Arabic blogs and websites which are not even based from Saudi Arabia. So, don’t believe in this information.
Rumor 3: Expats will pay 10% income tax each month on their salary
Someone from the government has sent the proposal to introduce 10% income tax on expats salary, but this proposal was rejected by the majority of members of the government and it is still under study. But people on social media are spreading fake information that this tax is already introduced where there is no truth about this news. The government will officially announced this if this is really happened in future.