for all those who want to work legally in Beirut, here are the steps to follow, as my dad has a compagny, I am also helping him in the financial accounting part, so each year we have to go get papers ( formal forms to fill) and by Liban post, posting them to the ministry of finance, and here how we can work legally in leb! the great post is from This is Beirut, Rita!
For starters, you will need to get your tax identification number to avoid a 7.5% fee on your earnings (if the company you are working for takes their accounting seriously). Yes, you do have options to do things under the table (this is Lebanon after all!), but if you are serious about being able to grow your services into a full-fledged business (like me), you will need to do things the right way.
I recently went to get my tax identification number so that I can start doing some contract work in my field of Web Development and Agile Consulting. I worked as a consultant for 3 years in the US as part of a small consultancy called OpenSource Connections, before starting work on Jogabo (you can take a look at my past experiences here). But now that I am in Lebanon, I am starting to give workshops (eg.
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