News FlashesFebruary 24, 2022

CRS News Flash 22 February 2022 – LEBANON – Transportation allowance increase

It is important that employers note the following:

Transportation allowances increase for private sector
Effective 1 February 2022, the Lebanon Government has increased the daily transportation allowance for private sector employees from LBP 24,000 to LBP 65,000 through Decree No. 8740.

This is a mandatory allowance granted by employers to their employees for each working day, as per the Labour Law.

It should be noted that these earnings are exempted from income tax or social security.

If the transportation allowance paid to the employees is higher than the above-mentioned cap, i.e., LBP 65,000/working day, the amount exceeding LBP 65,000/working day is subject to income tax, employee social security contributions and employer social security contributions.

To view Decree No. 8740, dated 28/01/2022, follow the link.
Kindly note that the decree is not available in English


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