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Bahrain: Monitoring 108 violations related to value-added... and fines of up to 10,000 dinars
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During the inspection campaigns, 108 violations were monitored that required the imposition of administrative fines that could reach 10,000 Bahraini dinars, according to the value-added law

Out of the keenness of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and the National Revenue Authority on the proper application of value-added in all its technical, organizational and procedural aspects in a manner that mainly ensures the interest of consumers, and as part of the regular inspection and control procedures for commercial establishments in all governorates of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in cooperation With the National Revenue Agency, they inspected 134 shops and commercial establishments in a number of vital commercial areas in those governorates, including (Diplomatic District, Gudaibiya Street, Adliya Street, Juffair District, Manama Market, Jadali District, A’ali, Riffa, Saar, Arad, Busaiteen, Qalali, and Muharraq ) in order to see the readiness of commercial establishments to apply the added value in its modified basic proportion and to raise awareness of the mechanisms to be followed during this stage.

During the inspection campaigns, 108 violations were detected that required the imposition of administrative fines of up to 10,000 Bahraini dinars, according to the value-added law. In addition to monitoring some cases that may be considered cases of value-added evasion according to the value-added law, which may require the precautionary closure of shops, and accordingly, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the National Revenue Authority have taken legal measures against the violating facilities, and those who are proven to have committed one of the crimes will be referred Evasion of the added value - the penalty of which may reach up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine equivalent to three times the evaded added value - to the competent authorities to initiate a criminal case against him.

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