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Value Added Tax (VAT)

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Value Added Tax (VAT)

Effective 1st January 2019, Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in the Kingdom of Bahrain at a standard rate of 5%.

VAT is required to be levied and charged by businesses that are registered for VAT in Bahrain.

In general, most supplies of goods and services are taxable at the standard rate of 5% unless they are specifically zero-rated, exempt or out of scope.

AUB’s charges will be subject to VAT, in accordance with the Bahrain VAT policies.

The Ministry of Finance issued Decree-Law No. 48 for the Year 2018 regarding Value Added Tax (the VAT Law), which provides the main rules and principles relating to VAT in Bahrain.

The VAT law and the Executive Regulations (ER) are available at along with the necessary clarification and guidelines under the publication tab.

Ahli United Bank B.S.C. has registered with the National Bureau for Revenue (“NBR”) for VAT purposes.

VAT Invoices

The electronic invoices in connection with the taxable supply charged by AUB in line with law and regulations of chapter 10, customer tax invoice available at e-VAT portal in the following month.

AUB e-VAT Invoice Portal

The AUB VAT Invoice Portal enables you to access the electronic copy of your tax invoice(s) online through the AUB website. VAT’ able transactions of any given month (first day to last day of every month) will be reflected in the tax invoice that is issued in the following month.

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