Indirect Tax -VAT

BDO Indirect Tax – VAT, Excise Tax & Customs Duties 

Our team of local indirect taxation specialists are unique in that we have decades of indirect taxation experience in government, industry and practice and we have a team with a wealth of commercial awareness. Our professionals are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds with Industry specialism, service line specialization, international exposure and advanced training equips them to work with our clients and be their trusted advisors in a wide spectrum of their business processes.

While we design our services to provide VAT/Excise tax/ Customs consultancy advice and compliance support, we always consider the commercial impact of our VAT/Excise tax/Customs advice. We strive to partner with your business to build a mutually beneficially long term relationship with you which is very important to us.

How BDO assist you in VAT implementation?

With the imminent introduction of VAT to Bahrain, we will provide support and expert guidance at all levels of the VAT process, from conducting an impact assessment to determine how your business may be commercially affected by VAT, through to implementation of systems to adequately manage the VAT accounting process. In this new environment of VAT there are likely to be compliance challenges followed by significant penalties and we are able to use our wealth of VAT expertise to provide staff training, and effective VAT planning to help you overcome these challenges.  Our VAT experts will manage your compliance obligations and work to ensure your compliance risk profile is at an acceptable level.

Our approach to VAT support and planning is global. We, together with our BDO member firms can provide a wealth of quality VAT advice to any Bahrain business that has a global presence or any multi-national with a Bahrain presence. 

Our Clients will benefit for the following Indirect tax services:

VAT impact assessment and implementation assistance

VAT/Excise tax/ Customs registration and grouping

VAT/Excise tax/ Customs compliance – control checks and enhancement to completing monthly / quarterly VAT/Excise tax/ Customs returns

VAT/Excise tax/ Customs training and workshops

VAT/Excise tax/ Customs planning

VAT/Excise tax/ Customs Health-checks

Supply chain analysis - Each time goods cross a border, they are potentially subject to a host of indirect taxes and indirect tax compliance obligations

Assistance with VAT investigation and audits

Assistance in VAT/Excise tax refund claiming

Representing the client before the tax departments