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Bahrain VAT registration threshold

  • Dec 4, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Bahrain VAT registration threshold

For the 2019 implementation of VAT, only businesses with a turnover above BHD 5million will be obliged to VAT register. Companies below this may voluntarily register.

From 1 July 2019, the compulsory VAT registration threshold will be BHD 500,000 per annum. A voluntary registration for businesses below this threshold is permitted, although this has its own minimum threshold of BHD 18,850 per annum.

 All non-residents must register from the first transaction. 


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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: richard.asquith@avalara.com. 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.