vat in bahrain

You are required to register, If you are a person resident of a member state and your business value of annual supplies in the member state exceeds or is expected to exceed the mandatory registration threshold.

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The threshold for registration will be AED 375000 for Mandatory registration and AED 187500 for Voluntary registration

Important points to be noted

  • No separate registration for each business
  • Threshold will be calculated based on total value of supplies made by a taxable person for the previous 12 months or total value of supplies of the subsequent 30 days (Your turnover was more than AED 375000 in the last 12 months or you expect that your turnover will be more than AED 375000)
  • Value of exempted supplies will not be considered for computing the annual supplies
  • No threshold applies to non-established persons – they may be required to register

What are the documents to be kept ready for VAT Registration?

If you are a natural person, then

  • Trade licenses
  • Passport
  • Emirates ID
  • Partnership agreement if applicable (if applicable)
  • Contact information’s
  • Bank account details
  • Financial statements=
  • Custom details (if applicable)

If your business form is Incorporated body (Company), then

  • Trade licenses
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Articles of association/ Partnership agreement (if applicable)
  • Contact information
  • Bank account details
  • Financial statements
  • Customs details (If applicable)
  • Authorised signatory documents
  • Passport and Emirates ID of Owner or Manger
  • Authorised signatory documents

If your business is a non-corporate body (ie Partnership, Trust, club and Charity), then

  • Trade licenses
  • Certificate of incorporation (if applicable)
  • Club or association registration
  • Contact information
  • Bank account details
  • Financial statements
  • Customs details (if applicable)
  • Authorised signatory documents
  • Passport and Emirates ID of Owner or Manger

For Government entity

  • Law or decree of establishment
  • Contact information’s
  • Bank account details
  • Customs details (if applicable)
  • Authorised signatory documents

How do I will take registration?

  • Where an entity is required to register for VAT, or would like to voluntarily register for VAT, it should complete a VAT registration form.
  • The VAT registration form will be available via the FTA’s online portal
  • Voluntary registration is opened since 1st Oct 2017 and Mandatory registration is expected to open on 1st January 2018
  • During the application process aforesaid documents will be requested to validate the information provided. It is advisable to have these to hand prior to starting the application and copies of the documents should be uploaded with the application
  • Following approval of the application a Tax Registration Number will be issued

Can one person have more than one TRN for VAT?

No. A person can only hold one TRN for VAT purposes at any one time. It is your responsibility to ensure that duplicate applications are not submitted.

Branches are not separate legal entities; only the entity of which they are branches should apply for registration where that entity meets the relevant criteria. Even if you are operating via branches in more than one Emirate, only one VAT registration is required.

What if I only make zero-rated supplies?

If you only make zero-rated supplies, you may apply to be excepted from registering for VAT.

You must still complete a VAT registration application, but you should answer “Yes” to the question: “Are you applying for an exception from VAT registration?” (Please refer to the additional instructions provided in the Authorized Signatory section in the application). Important information

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  • Once the VAT application is verified and approved by the department, TRN number will be provided

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