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Beyond the introduction of VAT: VAT compliance and support function of the present and the future

Invitation to an event on getting ready to administer Value-added Tax (VAT) compliance hosted by KPMG and Capital Club

10 September 2017, 9:30AM - 1:00PM, AST

With VAT going live in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates on 1 January 2018 (and still expected to be introduced in Bahrain by mid-2018), the requirements to comply with the reporting formalities will affect businesses in Bahrain very soon and even before VAT going live in Bahrain.

KPMG in Bahrain and Capital Club want to take you beyond just getting ready for VAT in 2018 and provide you with practical insight on how to manage and optimize your VAT affairs in the immediate and longer-term future. What should your processes look like and what IT solutions are available to enable these processes? How do you minimize risks and costs, while maximizing efficiencies and this without disrupting your business and underlying processes?

Philippe Norré, Partner and Head of Indirect Taxes at KPMG in Bahrain, will be the keynote speaker and will cover the following topics:

  • a must-do: the very latest update on VAT introduction
  • what your peer companies are doing to get ready: lessons learnt
  • the how, when and what of my VAT registration obligations
  • available VAT technology and system solutions
  • what does VAT compliance include? More than some numbers in a box
  • the power of tax data analytics and expected real time reporting at GCC level
  • resourcing your VAT/tax function: outsourcing, co-sourcing and in-house.

Who should attend

The seminar is an ideal for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, tax directors, procurement managers and IT managers who are looking to gain deeper insight on the impact of VAT on various business functions and systems (i.e. accounting, VAT filing, ERP systems, policies, procurement and sales cycles) and the steps required to achieve cost-effective compliance.


9:30am – 10:00am arrival andregistration 
10:00am – 11:30am insight on VATcompliance, reporting requirements and technology
11:30am –12:00pm Q&A session  
12:00pm – 01:00pm light lunch

Registration fee

BD75 per person.


Please register by sending an email to with your full name, company name and job title.

You can also contact Wafa Al Bushara at the Capital Club on +973 17100282 if you would like more information.


We look forward to seeing you there. 


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