Frequently Asked Questions on VAT

Last updated on 07 February, 2019


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What is the VAT return timeline for 2019?

The VAT return timeline for 2019 is shown below.

VAT Return Timeline for 2019:

For businesses with annual turnover over BHD 3 million, the VAT return timeline is as follows:

Tax Period Filing Recurrence VAT Return Due Date
Initial Period: January 1st, 2019 to January 31st, 2019 Monthly End of February, 2019
Subsequent periods: 1st to last of each month Monthly End of the month following the tax period

For businesses with annual turnover below BHD 3 million, the VAT return timeline is as follows:

Tax Period Filing Recurrence VAT Return Due Date
January 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2019 Quarterly April 30th, 2019
April 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2019 Quarterly July 31st, 2019
July 1st, 2019 to September 30th, 2019 Quarterly October 31st, 2019
October 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019 Quarterly January 31st, 2020

As shown in the tables above, for companies with an annual turnover above BHD 3 million, VAT returns must be filed monthly. For companies that have an annual turnover below BHD 3 million, returns must be filed quarterly.

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