Kuwait Income Tax Rates and Personal Allowances in 2019

The Income tax rates and personal allowances in Kuwait are updated annually with new tax tables published for Resident and Non-resident taxpayers. The Tax tables below include the tax rates, thresholds and allowances included in the Kuwait Tax Calculator 2019.

Kuwait Residents Income Tax Tables in 2019: Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
0%Flat rate on all taxable income
Kuwait Non-Residents Income Tax Tables in 2019: Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
0%Flat rate on all taxable income

Income Tax in Kuwait in 2019

Taxes, including personal income tax, expenses and limitations are reviewed by the Government in Kuwait periodically and typically updated each year. Not that not all tax rates and thresholds in Kuwait change annually, alterations to tax policy to support strategic economic growth in Kuwait mean that the certain areas may be focused on to provide specific tax relief in Kuwait or support growth in certain areas (overseas invstment in Kuwait for example may mean reduced non-resident income tax rates in Kuwait for a period).

When tax policy in Kuwait changes, the resultant tax tables also change. Tax tables in Kuwait are simply a list of the relevent tax rates, fixed amounts and / or threholds used in the computation of tax in Kuwait, the Kuwait tax tables also include specific notes and guidance on the validity of scenarios (for example, qualifying criterea for specific tax relief / allowances) and notes of the calculation of phaseout of specific tax elements within each taxation group (dividends and corporation tax thresholds in Kuwait for example).

Kuwait Tax Tables may also be referred to as Kuwait Tax Slabs, Kuwait personal allowances and tax thresholds or Kuwait business tax rates. They all refer to the tax tables, whether in whole or as specific sections/categories of the tax tables therein. In the section, we publish all 2019 tax rates and thresholds used within the 2019 Kuwait Salary Calculator. This means that if you are aware of a 2019 tax exemption or 2019 tax allowance in Kuwait that you are entitled too BUT it isn't listed here, that we don't allow for it in this version of the Kuwait Salary Calculator. This is simply because we updated our tax calculators based on user feedback, we tailor the Kuwait Salary Calculator to suit our users needs. Our aim is to keep tax calculations in Kuwait simple, we achieve this my making the Kuwait tax calculators relevent to our community's needs, this includes you. So, if you would like a new 2019 tax rates, allowance or threshold adding (or perhaps updating), or if you notice an error in our 2019 tax calculations, simply contact us and we will adjust the tool.

Choose a specific income tax year to see the Kuwait income tax rates and personal allowances used in the associated income tax calculator for the same tax year.