Batelco Announces VAT On Phone Bills From January 2019

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Batelco has issued a VAT compliance circular to all its customers on its website stating the introduction of VAT in all the bills starting from January 2019 to comply with the requirements of the Decree Law No. 48 of 2018 and its Executive Regulations “the Law”, which regulates the Value Added Tax (“VAT”) and its application in the Kingdom of Bahrain

The circular states, “With effect from 1st January 2019, Batelco’s products and services will be subject to VAT in compliance with the provisions of the Law, including any ongoing service contracts that you may have with Batelco. All prices set out in any ongoing service and/or rental payments you have with Batelco are exclusive of VAT. Accordingly, there will be 5% additional charges on your invoices starting from 1st January 2019.”

 

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