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Bahrain: Attorney General establishes Tax Evasion Crimes Unit
Bahrain- February 24, 2021:
The Attorney-General has issued a decree establishing a specialized unit called “Tax Evasion Crimes Unit”.
Affiliated with the Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Prosecution, the new unit will investigate the crimes stipulated in the Value Added Tax Law No. (48) of 2018.
Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Prosecution Advocate Chancellor Nayef Yusef Mahmoud said that the establishment of this unit aims to reinforce the executive procedures regarding the application of the provisions of the law to tackle the cases of tax evasion. The unit is set up to probe such types of crimes and speed up the investigation of the reports related to the violation of the provisions of this law, in line with the requirements of the law for the urgent consideration and referral to the courts.
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