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Confused about V.A.T?

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VAT, or Value Added Tax, is a consumption based tax charged on most goods or services locally bought or rendered.
VAT is a stable tax reform that must be supplied in order to create and maintain an ample revenue stream. The increase of debt is an issue that must be detained, along with the realization that past customs activities, along with the decrease in custom duties, are inadequate forms of governmental income. The staged collection process of VAT will allow a safe and effective form of tax passage and will provide sufficient funding to future government activities as well economic and population expansions.
The standard rate of VAT for most goods and services is 7.5%. Some goods and services are zero-rated, i.e. a 0% rate of VAT applies to them, and some are exempt. A list of exempt supplies can be found in the VAT Act.
All consumers pay VAT. The VAT collected by the businesses will be paid to the government.

For FAQs related to Business, click here.
For FAQs related to Consumers, click here.
For more information and the latest updates on Value Added Tax be sure to visit the Official VAT Bahamas website.

Dec 2016

Santa's Bahamian Sleigh Parade – 10/12/2016 at 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Jan 2017

Humane Society President’s Cocktail Party/Exhibition Opening – 14/01/2017 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
UN Day Festival – 28/01/2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mar 2017

Grand Bahama Dog Days Half Marathon – 25/03/2017 at All Day
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2010, 2016

Rules for Importation of Duty Free Supplies Under Declaration of Exigency Order

October 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Rules for Importation of Duty Free Supplies Under Declaration of Exigency Order

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1) “Individuals importing Goods and applying for Duty and VAT Exemption will be allowed to import Goods valued at $3,000.00 or less without NEMA’s approval, once they accompany their goods and complete the NEMA Application […]

1710, 2016

GB Chamber’s Announcement of Partnership with GB Red Cross and Appeal for Food & Building Supplies

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1108, 2016

Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Monthly Business Meeting

August 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Monthly Business Meeting

Please join us for an informative and educational meeting on Friday, August 26, 2016 @12:30 p.m., Delphine Room, Pelican Bay Hotel.  Topic: “The Threat of De-Risking in The Bahamas” presented by Mr. John A. Rolle, Governor, The […]

1307, 2016

GBPA vice chairman to address GB Chamber members on Freeport future on Friday

July 13th, 2016|Comments Off on GBPA vice chairman to address GB Chamber members on Freeport future on Friday

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) has announced that Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Vice Chairman Sarah St. George will serve as guest speaker for its monthly business meeting on Friday, July 15 at […]

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