Frequently Asked Questions on VAT

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What are the eligibility criteria for tourists to claim refunds?

To claim a VAT refund:

  • The supply of goods must be made during the tourist’s stay in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • The goods must have been purchased for personal use.
  • The goods must be supplied by an authorised supplier (the NBR will issue a list of suppliers authorised to implement the refund scheme).
  • The tourist must leave the Kingdom of Bahrain within 2 months from the date of supply of the goods they have purchased.
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