Taxation of international executives
The Sultanate of Oman does not levy any taxes on personal income, including income from capital gains, wealth, death or property. Non-residents individuals (who do not fulfil tax residency conditions) who derive certain specified income are subject to withholding tax (‘WHT’) at the rate of 10 percent of gross income.
There are no foreign exchange restrictions or levies.
For the sake of completeness, it may be noted that tax in Oman is levied at 15 percent, on establishments, sole proprietorships, Omani companies and permanent establishment in Oman of foreign enterprises . Small taxpayers are entitled to a lower rate of tax at 3 percent/Nil subject to conditions. Companies engaged in petroleum operations are subject to tax at 55 percent, subject to any special tax considerations provided in the concession agreement.
The official currency of Oman is the Omani rial (OMR) and, approximately, OMR1 is equal to 2.60 US dollars (USD).
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