NBR conducts 375 Inspection Visits in the Kingdom

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Manama July 17 2023:

As part of its continuous monitoring efforts to protect the rights of consumers and enhance the level of tax compliance, The National Bureau of Revenue (NBR) carried out 375 inspection visits to local markets in various governorates of the Kingdom of Bahrain during the prior months.

These campaigns were carried out out of the Agency’s permanent keenness to enhance oversight of local markets in order to verify the compliance of commercial establishments. This includes the application of the digital stamp system on cigarette products and water pipe tobacco (Moassel) to ensure the extent to which shops are aware of the mechanism of applying the digital stamp system and the mandatory presence of these stamps on all cigarette products and water pipe tobacco (Moassel) in the local markets, and spreading the necessary awareness amongst shop owners.

Violators were imposed administrative fines in accordance with the law and may necessitate the closure of some stores. The tax authority is in the process of taking legal measures against the violating establishments, and referring those found guilty of crimes of evasion to the competent authorities to initiate a criminal case.

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