Bahrain increases value-added tax

The Kingdom of Bahrain recently introduced a new law increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on goods and services from 5% to 10%. The new VAT rate entered into effect on 1 January 2022, with a one-year transition period. Background VAT […]

Bahrain introduces Personal Data Protection Law

Bahrain’s new Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL), Law No. 30 of 2018, will come into force 1 August 2019. It regulates how personal data is collected, processed and stored, and it gives data owners specific rights to know what data […]

Bahrain publishes value-added tax law

On 9 October 2018, the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain published the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Decree, Law No. 48, implementing VAT on 1 January 2019, for businesses with annual turnover above BHD 37,700 (USD 100,000). Implementing regulations are expected […]

Bahrain introduces compulsory health insurance law

The government of the Kingdom of Bahrain has enacted a new health insurance law (Bahrain Law No. 23 of 2018) establishing a compulsory health insurance program known as Sehati (My Health). The law, which entered into force 7 June 2018, […]