Relocation of the International Tax Unit’s offices

The Office of the Commissioner for Revenue has announced that the offices of the International Tax Unit have moved to AM Business Centre, Triq il-Labour, Zejtun ZTN 2401. This is the same premises occupied by the Malta Business Registry. Furthermore, with effect from the 3rd of February,...

Guidelines on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

The Office of the Commissioner for Revenue has published consolidated guidelines on the automatic exchange of financial account information in connection with the application of FACTA IGA, CRS and DAC II. These supersede and revoke any previously issued guidelines supplementing these instruments. The salient changes included...

Article 12 VAT registered persons – submissions to be made online

With effect from January 2020, submissions and payments by persons registered under article 12 of the VAT Act are to be made electronically. The Office of the Commissioner for Revenue has notified that the annual declaration for 2019 (VAT Form 005) will not be issued. All persons...

CFE Tax Top 5 – 16 December 2019

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: ECOFIN Report to the European Council on Tax Issues; Tax Policy Key to New European Green Deal; Montenegro & Honduras Join Inclusive Framework on BEPS; OECD Tax Statistics Indicate Revenue Plateau; Turkey...

Transposition of Tax Intermediaries Directive

The Cooperation with Other Jurisdictions on Tax Matters Regulations (Subsidiary Legislation 123.127) have been revised in virtue of Legal Notice 342 of 2019 published on 17 December 2019. The amendments, inter alia, transpose the provisions of Council Directive 2018/822 of 25 May 2018 amending Directive...

2019 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Malta Institute of Taxation was held on Wednesday 4 December 2019 at the Malta Stock Exchange. The President of the Institute, Dr Conrad Cassar Torregiani, opened the meeting and presented a brief overview of the activities during 2019. The main item...

Amendment to the Tax Rebate (Pensioners) Rules

Subsidiary Legislation 123.74 has been revised to increase the maximum amount of tax rebate available to persons chargeable to tax at the rates specified under article 56(1)(a) and (b) of the Income Tax Act. The amendment introduced by Legal Notice 326 of 2019 will come into...

CFE’s EU Tax Top 5 – Round-up of EU Tax Policy News – 09 December 2019

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: US Letter Threatens to Upend OECD Digital Tax Discussions; OECD Meeting on Pillar Two: Stakeholders’ Input on the OECD Secretariat; Council of the EU Adopts Conclusions on Anti-Money Laundering Priorities; VAT Committee...

CFE Tax Top 5 – 2 December 2019

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: New EU Commission Takes Office on 1 December; European Commission Will Not Appeal the “Starbucks” State Aid Decision; Commission Asks Ireland and Austria to Implement EU-law Compliant Interest Limitation Rules; ECOFIN Council...

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