Family Tax is levied on expats by the Saudi Arabian Government, which the Indians find unaffordable especially the Karnataka people had returned to their native and now struggling for their livelihood.
As the crude oil price reduced, in order to increase the revenue, the Saudi government introduced this family tax last year by the month of July and as per the rule, a family of members (Expats) has to pay 100 riyals every month as the tax. As a year passed by, from this month it has been doubled.
Those expats, who were unable to pay more than 14000 INR, returned to their native, especially from the regions Dhakshin Kannada and Kodagu of Karnataka. A research says 500 expats families among 1200 who had returned to Karnataka are from Saudi Arabia and since most of them belong to middle & low class they are even struggling for their livelihood as they are unable to secure a job.
Courtesy: Polimer News