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Official: Bahrain raises VAT to 10% by 2022

Bahrain has announced on October 31, 2021 that it will increases value-added tax (VAT) to 10 percent from 5 percent starting from 2022.

It gave details of a new economic growth and fiscal balance plan that pushes a zero-deficit target back by two years to 2024 from 2022.

A government statement said the updated fiscal balance program included reducing expenditure and project spend, streamlining distribution of cash subsidies to citizens, and new government services revenue initiatives.

Bahrain delayed plans to fix its heavily-indebted finances because of the pandemic, but had said in September that data from February 2020 showed it exceeded targets set in the initial medium-term fiscal plan.

Source Saudi Gazette

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