Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce: To Build, To Promote, To Serve!

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The Chamber holds general meetings to discuss relevant issues pertaining to commerce. Our aim is to seek solutions and render assistance according to each respective field of trade. Feel free to contact us and don’t forget to follow us on facebook to stay updated with latest chamber events and news.

Confused about V.A.T?


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.

Aug 2015

UsToo GB Town Meeting – 14/08/2015 at All Day
Rotary Water Plant Lionfish Derby – 22/08/2015 at All Day
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Monthly Business Meeting – 26/08/2015 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
UsToo GB Walkathon – 29/08/2015 at All Day
UsToo GB Benefit Concert – 30/08/2015 at All Day

Sep 2015

UsToo GB Annual Prostate Cancer Screening Clinic & Health Fair – 18/09/2015 - 19/09/2015 at All Day
UsToo GB Church Service – 27/09/2015 at All Day
UsToo GB Prostate Cancer Month Luncheon – 27/09/2015 at All Day
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Monthly Business Meeting – 30/09/2015 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Oct 2015

Rotary Club of Freeport 3rd Annual Wine Tasting – 03/10/2015 at All Day
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