Bahrain: New information about excise tax and foreign-relations tax on updated website

Bahrain: New information, updated website

The National Bureau for Revenue updated its website to provide new information about excise tax and foreign-tax relations.


Regarding excise tax imposed on carbonated drinks, energy drinks, and tobacco products, the tax authority’s website now provides a section with:

  • An overview of excise procedures in Bahrain
  • A list of goods subject to excise tax
  • Access to excise tax registration, licensing, tax returns, and refund and deduction forms

Also, there is a set of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) intended to provide comprehensive information about the purposes and procedures of the Bahrain excise tax system.

Regarding the foreign-relations tax, the tax authority’s website lists income tax treaties in Bahrain’s treaty network, and includes information about the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project and the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the global framework that facilitates transparency and cooperation to address tax evasion).

Read an April 2021 report [PDF 204 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Bahrain

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