Bahraini VAT rates

Bahraini VAT rates

Generally, Bahrain follows the terms of the Agreement, including the harmonised standard VAT rate of 5%, but has a wider range of zero and reduced VAT rates to provide subsidies to the less well off in society.
The current rates are:

Bahrain VAT rates

Rate Type Which goods or services
5% Standard From 1 Janyuary 2019: All other supplies of goods or services, including imports, in accordance with the Unified VAT Agreement
0% Zero Basic foodstuffs; domestic and international transport; new properties; healthcare; exports of goods and services; high-value metals; oil and gas; education; and medicine and medical equipment
0% Exempt Sale and lease of real estate; and financial services

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