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Bahrain VAT rate to double

Bahrain will double its standard VAT rate from 5% to 10% with effect January 1, 2022....Continued

Bahrain COVID-19 VAT measures

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...Continued

Bahrain annual VAT filing changes

The Arab Gulf state of Bahrain’s National Bureau for Revenue has updated the rules for taxpayers who wish to file just annual VAT returns. The threshold for qualification will now be BHD 100,000 per a...Continued

Bahrain extends VAT registration deadline

Bahrain has extended the registration deadline for small businesses until 26 December – an extra week. This last of three waves of registrations since the introduction of 5% VAT covers businesses with...Continued

Bahrain VAT transition rules

Bahrain is to introduce a 5% VAT from 1 January 2019. The following rules will apply to supplies contracted and supplied over the introductory period. Where invoices were issued, or payments made...Continued

Bahrain 1 Jan 2019 VAT Bill passes

Updated 8th Oct: the parliaments, Upper House has passed the Bill tonight. Royal Assent is now a formality within the next week. Bahrain’s parliament lower house has passed today the implementation...Continued

Bahrain to approve VAT launch Nov 2018

Bahrain is scheduled to approve the implementation of a 5% VAT in November, in time for an early 2019 launch. The government is looking to pass through parliament the legislation to introduce...Continued