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Bahrain opens VAT registration portal

  • Dec 10, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Bahrain opens VAT registration portal

The Bahraini tax office has opened its VAT registration portal for businesses required to be VAT registered. The Gulf state is launching a 5% VAT regime from 1 January 2019.

The National Bureau for Taxation (NMT) is requiring any resident business selling more than BD 5million taxable supplies per annum to register by 20 December 2018. Non-resident businesses have no threshold, and must register immediately. Voluntary registrations are also permitted.

Registration includes providing the following information:

  • Name of company
  • Commercial Register details
  • Details of Director or Administrator, including tax number
  • Estimates of taxable sales, imports and exports
  • Latest audited financial statements

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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 is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.