Frequently Asked Questions on VAT

Last updated on 18 February, 2019


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What happens after I request exemption from registering with the NBR?

After requesting exemption from registering, you must wait for the NBR to approve your request. Once approved, you will be considered a non-taxable person and you will not be allowed to collect VAT on your supplies nor recover VAT. At any point during the course of your business, if you stop qualifying for exemption from VAT, you must apply to register within 30 days from the day you stopped qualifying. Applying later than that may incur a penalty of up to BHD 10,000.

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