About Us

The Payroll Section checks and approves requests submitted by the school's departments through the Human Resources Information System (HRIS). In addition, we perform data control and reconciliation functions for earnings, taxes, deductions, and benefits. Moreover, we complete and submit reports required by the government.

The Payroll Section also processes and issues salary and wage payments to International College employees as well as related deductions for government taxes, retirement, and other withholdings.


Our mission is to provide formal guidance for the processing and accounting of employee salaries as well as delivering timely and accurate compensation and information to all employees.

The mission is accomplished by:

  • Maintaining compliance with changing government policies and laws pertaining to employment and taxation
  • Providing prompt services to all employees
  • Promoting the use of electronic methods for transactions and payment
  • Ensuring that all payroll transactions are properly recorded in the school’s accounting system and that all accounts are reconciled on a routine and timely basis

Location & Office Hours

Ras Beirut Campus, Thomson Hall ground floor
Office Hours:     
Monday through Friday
Winter working hours:   7:30 am till 3:30 pm, Wednesday 7:30 am till 2:00 pm
Summer working hours: 8:00 am till 1:30 pm


A new Salary Advance Policy is under study.


Glossary of Terms
The Payroll Section has compiled answers to questions regularly received by our department. We hope that your questions are included in this FAQ section.

Why does my income tax change from month to month?

As per law, the tax is calculated depending on the yearly income. The fiscal year starts in January and ends in December. As a result, the system calculates the tax on a Year to Date basis i.e. the tax is calculated up to the payroll month and what shows on the pay slip as tax deducted is the difference between the Year to Date (YTD) calculation and what has been deducted so far.
This is the main reason why your income tax changes. This happens ONLY if your earning is increasing monthly through workshops, replacement, electives, etc.
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What is direct deposit?

Direct deposit is the electronic transfer of your salary payment directly into your bank account.

What is indirect deposit?

Indirect deposit is when you open a bank account in a bank other than those banks which International College deals with. This will lead to a 3-to-4-day delay in collecting your salary.

What are the benefits of direct deposit for me?

Direct deposit helps you get your money faster so that you don’t have to stop at the bank to deposit your check. Direct deposit also eliminates the risk of a lost or stolen check.

How do I calculate my income tax?

IC calculates the income tax from your salary on a monthly basis. The calculations are based on tables issued by the Ministry of Finance. The most recent one was issued in September 3, 2011.
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In what currency should I open my bank account?

Your bank account should be in the same currency as your salary payment.

How do I sign up for direct deposit / change my bank account?

To enroll in direct deposit, fill the Direct Deposit Authorization Form. In case you want to change your bank or bank account, fill the Bank Deposit-Change Form and send it to the Business Office/Payroll Section.

When do I get paid?

The salary payment schedule is located in the Compensation section of the Human Resources Department website.

I need an advance on my salary. What is the procedure?

Complete a signed Salary Advance Form and submit it to Human Resources Department for approval. For more information, refer to the new Salary Advance Policy. (It is still under study).

I do not understand my pay slip!

Your pay slip itemizes all earnings, taxes, mandatory and voluntary deductions including both employee and employer contributions. Items listed are provided for the current pay period. For further information please contact the Human Resources Department.

What are examples of mandatory and voluntary deductions?

Examples of mandatory deductions include income tax, Social Security 2%, staff family allowance deductions, and FICA Social Security for American nationality holders. Voluntary deductions include HIP, LIA, Itihad Insurance advance, loan, university fees, IC children fees, teacher’s tax, and inpatient/outpatient hospital bills.


Contact Us

Telephone              + 961 1 374986 
Fax                       + 961 1 362886 
Postal address      113-5373 Beirut, Lebanon 

Kifah Mashlab Badreddine   Ext. 118   E-mail: kbadreddine@ic.edu.lb

Beirut, Lebanon

International College
P.O. Box 113-5373 Hamra
Bliss Street
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel/Fax: 961-1-362-500/1

New York, USA

International College
215 Park Avenue South, Suite 1710
New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel: 1-212-529-3005
Fax: 1-213-529-8525

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