Malta Budget 2021 – Social Measures

On 19 October 2020 the Minister for Finance and Financial Services, Prof. Edward Scicluna, delivered the Budget Speech for 2021. The following is an overview of some of the social measures announced: Cost of living increase of €1.75c; An additional day of leave for employees; Children’s...

Malta Budget 2021 – Fiscal measures

Earlier this evening the Minister for Finance and Financial Services, Prof. Edward Scicluna, delivered the Budget Speech for 2021. The following is an overview of some of the fiscal measures announced. Tax Refund In 2021, eligible persons will receive a tax refund in an amount ranging from €45 to...

Scam letter alert – VAT

The Office of the CfR have issued an alert to VAT registered persons in connection with a letter from an entity called 'VRE', asking the recipient to input their VAT number, sign and return such letter to a PO Box address in Germany. Click here for details.   source: cfr.gov.mt...

OECD Report: Taxing Virtual currencies

The OECD has published a report, with the participation of over 50 countries, which analyses the approaches and policy gaps across the main tax types (income, consumption and property taxes) in these countries in connection with virtual currencies. Taxing Virtual Currencies was prepared for presentation to the October 2020 meeting of...

CFE Tax Top 5 (12 October 2020)

This week's edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: OECD Digital Tax Webcast Update & Pillar 1 and 2 Consultation Council of the EU Update Blacklist of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes EU Parliament Appoints New Financial Services & Capital Markets...

EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions updated

On 6 October 2020 the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions was updated as follows: Anguilla and Barbados were added to the EU list; Cayman Islands and Oman were removed from the list. Following this update, twelve jurisdictions remain on the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax...

CFE Tax Top 5 (5 October 2020)

This week's edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: EU Commission Publishes VAT E-Commerce Explanatory Notes EU Commission Virtual Anti-Money Laundering Conference Tax Inspectors Without Borders Annual Report EU Commission Publishes Customs Union Action Plan Botswana, Eswatini, Jordan & Namibia Sign...

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