NBR releases Updated VAT Registration Guide

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Dubai November 22, 2022:

The National Bureau for Revenue (NBR) releases a VAT Registration Guide (Updated in October 2022). The document provides guidance on registering for VAT in the Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain).

For your information, VAT was introduced in Bahrain since January 1, 2019 with a standard rate of VAT of 5 %. With effect from 1 January 2022, the standard rate of VAT was revised to 10 %. See the VAT Rate Change Transitional Provisions Guide on NBR’s website for an explanation of the transitional rules relevant to the change in rate.

The guide is intended to provide general information only, and contains the current views of the National Bureau for Revenue (NBR) on its subject matter. The document serves as a guideline only and is not a substitute for obtaining competent legal advice from a qualified professional. The main principles of the VAT system in the Kingdom of Bahrain are set out in the VAT General Guide issued by the NBR which is available on it’s website.