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Bahrain Payroll Outsourcing

Expand into Bahrain faster, with New Horizons

Setting up and managing payroll in Bahrain

If your organization is looking to expand in Bahrain, one of the first steps will be hiring employees locally, and this requires setting up a payroll in the country. While it is certainly possible to do this, Bahrain’s unique employment laws, as well as language and cultural barriers, can cause delays and make it a lengthy process for foreign businesses.

At New Horizons, we specialize in helping organizations spanning all industries expand internationally, including into Bahrain. We can handle your payroll setup and management, even if you don’t have a legal entity in Bahrain.

Why choose the New Horizons payroll solution?

If you have an entity

If you have already established an official entity in Bahrain, we offer outsourced payroll support to help you set up and run your Bahrain payroll. In addition, we can provide HR, contract, and legal compliance support meaning you won’t have to worry about any of the complex administration and can focus on your expansion efforts.

This service is the perfect solution for any organization that has already registered an entity in Bahrain but could benefit from support navigating the unique Bahraini employment system.

If you don’t have an entity

If you don’t have a registered entity in Bahrain, you can use our full payroll outsourcing service. Our Bahraini subsidiary will act as employer of record for your employees, and our team will handle the HR, administration, and complex legal compliance work.

Choose this service for a low-risk, flexible, and scalable solution for your Bahraini payroll setup and management, with all the benefits of hiring locally and none of the usual complications.

The simplest way to expand into Bahrain

Reliable delivery

We guarantee that all payments will be on time, your data will be secure, and you can be up and running within just 48 hours.

An established Presence

Our in-country subsidiary will act as employer of record, offering you a presence in Bahrain for legal local employment.

Flexible solution

Our team will manage all of the admin, payroll, HR, and taxes, so you can focus on building your business in Bahrain.

Up-to-date compliance

With the ever-changing Bahrain employment laws, we’ll ensure you stay fully compliant with the law at all times.

Single point of contact

Our centralized service gives you a single point of contact, simplifying the entire in-country employment process.

Proven Global Expertise

Our in-house teams of payroll and HR experts have already helped dozens of organizations expand countries all over the world.

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Bahrain payroll guide

What are payroll tax and withholdings rules in Bahrain?

Bahrain does not have a personal income tax. There are also no general corporate taxes for most companies. However, employers must pay a 3% tax on the salaries of employees.

Employees must pay 1% of salaries toward unemployment insurance and 6% for social security. Employers must pay 9% of salaries for social security.

Entitlements and terminations

Employees in Bahrain who are on indefinite-term contracts and have worked for at least three months are entitled to a severance payment upon dismissal. This payment varies depending on the length of service as it generally equates to two days of salary per month of service. For fixed-term contractors, employees will usually need to pay for the time left on the contract when dismissing prior to completion.

Notice of termination is usually 30 days or more.

How to establish a Bahrain payroll

If you have not registered an official entity in Bahrain yet, we can provide our more comprehensive payroll service, offering our Bahrain subsidiary to work as your employer of record in the country. Our Bahrain payroll experts can also manage your HR, contracts, legal compliance, and more.

Another option is to outsource your payroll setup and management to New Horizons. We can offer the use of our Bahraini subsidiary to act as employer of record for your employees in Bahrain, so you can avoid the complex setup and management process, and can benefit from our solutions even if you don’t have a legal entity in Bahrain. Additionally, we can set up and run your payroll, HR, compliance, and any other associated work, allowing you to work on successfully expanding your businesses in Bahrain.

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Your all-in-one solution for payroll outsourcing and Bahrain expansion

New Horizons’ Bahrain PEO, payroll, and employer of record services enable your business to quickly and efficiently start trading in Bahrain. With our help, your business can commence operations in Bahrain in just 48 hours, and you could save up to 82% in expansion costs, whether or not you already have a registered entity in the country.

Another option is to outsource your payroll setup and management to New Horizons. We can offer the use of our Bahraini subsidiary to act as employer of record for your employees in Bahrain, so you can avoid the complex setup and management process, and can benefit from our solutions even if you don’t have a legal entity in Bahrain. Additionally, we can set up and run your payroll, HR, compliance, and any other associated work, allowing you to work on successfully expanding your businesses in Bahrain.

How can we help with your Bahrain payroll?