‘Get Qualified’ Scheme extended

The Deductions and Tax Credits (Relevant Qualifications for Industry) Rules (S.L. 123.107) have been revised (LN 283 of 2020), effectively extending the application of the rules to relevant educational courses commencing before 31 December 2023. The Deductions and Tax Credits (Relevant Qualifications for Industry) Rules (S.L....

Changes to the Register of Beneficial Owners Regulations

Following the entry into force of the changes to the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations [see LN 247 of 2020 amending S.L 386.19], the Malta Business Registry has issued a Notice to all company Officers summarising the changes. The amendments to S.L. 386.19 include...

CfR announces deferral of reporting deadlines for Tax Intermediaries (DAC6)

Further to EU Council Directive 2020/876 of 24 June 2020 amending Directive 2011/16/EU (see MIT News 29 June 2020), the Commissioner for Revenue has announced that the first reporting deadlines under regulation 13 of the Cooperation with other Jurisdictions on Tax Matters Regulations (SL 123.127)...

CFE Tax Top 5 (29 June 2020)

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: DAC6 Optional Deferral Enters Into Force; EU Consultation on Foreign Subsidies; EU VAT Committee Meeting Documents Published; German EU Council Presidency Calendar; CFE Reappointed to the EU Platform for Tax Good Governance...

DAC time-limits deferred

Further to the Commission proposal last month (See MIT News 10 May 2020) the European Council has approved an amendment to the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC) allowing member states an option to defer the time limits for the filing and exchange of certain information by up to...

New online tax return – extended submission deadline

A new online income tax return (personal) has been launched by the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue. Tax payers can complete and submit their tax return online by logging into MyTax Services with their e-ID. The submission deadline has been extended until the 31 August 2020 for...

Private Residential Leases – Tax Rebate

The Private Residential Leases (TaxRebate) Rules, 2020 were published on 23 June 2020 (LN 258 of 2020). The rules provide for a tax rebate (where the option under article 31D(2) of the Income Tax Act for taxation at 15% on the gross rental income has been...

CFE Tax Top 5 (22 June 2020)

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: US Withdraws from International Digital Tax Negotiations; EU Parliament Establishes Permanent Tax Subcommittee; ECJ Decision – KrakVet Marek Batko Case C-276/18 on Cooperation Between Member States Tax Authorities for VAT Purposes; EU...

Excise duty on fuel reduced

LN 250 of 2020 published on 19 June 2020 amends the Excise Duty Act (CAP 382), reducing excise duty on certain products listed in the Fourth Schedule to the Act by €0.06c per litre....

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