Update from Bahrain


Excise Tax

on 16th Oct 2017, Bahrain’s Cabinet approved draft excise law and the same is based on Gulf Cooperation Council proposals for a selective excise tax. As per draft law, a tax of 100 percent would be imposed on tobacco products & energy drinks, and a 50 percent tax on carbonated beverages.


VAT law is expected to be implemented not before mid of 2018.

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