VAT Compliance Letter

Dear Valued Customer,

Batelco is obligated 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.

With effect from 1st January 2019, Batelco’s products and services are already 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.

As the third batch of VAT registration is currently open and entities with turnover exceeding or expected to exceed BHD 37,000 must register for VAT with an effective date of 1 January 2020.

Customers who will be entitled to recover their input VAT must officially submit their VAT registration details including Tax Registration Number (“TRN”) with the supporting documents to Batelco. Accordingly, you are kindly requested to submit your Tax Registration Certificate along with the TRN through Batelco’ website

latest by 20 December 2019, in order to get a valid Tax Invoice and facilitate the Input VAT Recovery. Failure to provide the required information will result in non-compliance with NBR regulation, which shall be the Customer’s responsibility.

This letter shall be considered as a legal notice applying to any contracts, in compliance with Bahrain’s VAT Law and its Executive Regulations. For more information, kindly refer to our revised Terms & Conditions on

For further inquiries, you may contact your Account Manager or dial 17881144.

Thank you for your business and we look forward to our continued relationship.

Best Regards,