Bahrain: VAT relief for construction and real estate sector

Bahrain: VAT relief for construction and real estate

Specific value added tax (VAT) relief is available for the construction and real estate sector.

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While supplies related to construction of new buildings have been zero rated (0%), the supply of “bare land” and buildings (whether by sale, rental or lease) has been made exempt. There are many exceptions as well conditions associated with this beneficial VAT treatment.

Contractors, sub-contractors, developers, and property owners therefore need to consider these rules carefully.

Read a December 2020 report [PDF 251 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Bahrain

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