About – VAT
Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced in The Bahamas in January 2015 as part of a broader reform of the tax system. The broad based consumption tax is applied to almost all goods and services that are imported, bought and sold for use in The Bahamas. Two rates of VAT are applied which is the standard rate of 12% and a zero rate of 0%. Goods exported to customers abroad are classified as exempt from VAT or zero rated.