Bahamas: Approved Charities / Non-Profits List Released

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John Rolle, Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance addresses the attendees of the Frank Crothers Inaugural Best Practices Seminar hosted by the Bahamas National Feeding Network speaking on VAT and its effects on charities. (Photo by Derek Smith Jr.)
John Rolle, Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance addresses the attendees of the Frank Crothers Inaugural Best Practices Seminar hosted by the Bahamas National Feeding Network speaking on VAT and its effects on charities. (Photo by Derek Smith Jr.)

October 7th, 2015 (Nassau, Bahamas) – The Department of Inland Revenue advises the public of the list of approved charities and non-profit organizations for VAT purposes which are eligible to receive VAT refunds on expenses with respect to hurricane relief efforts.

It has already been announced, where disaster relief operations are carried out by charitable and non-profit organizations, provisions exist under the VAT Act for exemptions and refund of VAT on expenses. When submitting requests for refunds, approved registrants should complete Forms 14a Application for Refunds and Form 15 Schedule of Purchases.

Charities and non-profit organizations must register online and obtain a TIN from the VAT Department. They must ensure that the Business Name and TIN is quoted on all local expense receipts.

Charitable and non-profit organizations not named on the list can submit an application online for approval as a charitable organization for VAT purposes using Form 46 Application For Approval of Charities.

APPROVED CHARITIES/NON-PROFITS

Adventure Learning Centre
Bahamas Association for Social Health
The Bahamas Humane Society
Bahamas National Trust
Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation
Bahamas Urban Development Centeran Youth British Legion-Bahamas Branch
Cancer Society Eleuthera
Coalition to Protect Clifton Bay
Freeport Rugby & Football Club
Friends of The Environment
Governor General’s Youth Award Program Grand Bahama Children’s Home
Hands For Hunger
One Eleuthera Foundation
PACE Foundation
Pilot Club of Nassau
Ride for Hope Bahamas
The Rotary Club of East Nassau
Sir Charles Hayward Library
Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group
The Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel
The Bahamas Diabetic Association
The Bahamas Red Cross Society
The Bahamas Red Cross Society-Abaco
The Bahamas Red Cross Society-Grand Bahama The Charitable Arts Foundation
The National L.E.A.D Institute
The Nazareth Centre
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Freeport
YMCA Grand Bahama Trading as YMCA Grand Bahama

For more information email taxinquiries@bahamas.gov.bs or contact The Department of Inland Revenue at (242) 225-7280 or (242) 461-8050.


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