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Bahrain COVID-19 VAT measures

  • Jul 7, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Bahrain has introduced Value Added Tax easements to recognise the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus epidemic.

The National Bureau for Revenue has announced a delay on June VAT returns from 31 July to 5 August 2020. This will help firms with stretched workforces during the Eid public holidays.

Bahrain introduced VAT from 1 January 2019. It is the third of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states to do so.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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