Managing the VAT Audit

Tax audits are an ongoing and normal element of the tax authorities’ enforcement program. In times of fiscal difficulty or where specific risk areas are identified, the extent and intensity of tax audits are often increased.

VAT audits are difficult to manage and require a thorough understanding of Bahrain’s VAT law, Executive Regulations and GCC’s VAT framework.

A VAT audit process requires adequate planning and a clear strategy for managing and resolving issues. Liaising with the tax authorities can be challenging and specialist skills are essential.

Documentation is a common focus during any VAT audit process. Often input VAT claims are denied due to a lack of suitable and valid supporting documents.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about how we can help, download our Managing the VAT Audit brochure.

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