CFE Tax Top 5 (11 May 2020)

This week's edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: Commission Proposes to Postpone DAC6 Reporting & VAT E-Commerce Implementation; EU Commission Publishes Anti-Money Laundering Action Plan; Delivery of EU Tax Package Delayed Until July 2020; Decision of the CJEU in Case...

Reduced VAT rate on protective face masks

L.N. 186 of 2020 has amended the Eighth Schedule to the VAT Act (Chapter 406 of the Laws of Malta), adding "protective face masks and visors, excluding diving equipment" to the list of products which are subject to VAT at a reduced rate of 5%....

EU Commission proposes deferment of filing deadlines under DAC

The Commission has published a proposal for the deferment of certain deadlines for filing and exchanging information under the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC). The proposed Directive proposes changes to certain time limits for filing and exchanging information under Council Directive 2011/16/EU, more specifically concerning information on financial...

CFE Tax Top 5 (4 May 2020)

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: OECD Update on International Work Progress; Commission Extends Investigation into the Netherlands’ Tax Treatment of IKEA; EU Member States Raise Inequality Issues in COVID-19 State Aid Measures; European Commission Publishes Proposed Amendments...

FIAU extends REQ submission deadline

The FIAU has announced a further extension to the REQ submission deadline. The new submission deadline is Monday 18th May at 17.00pm. To ease the effects of COVID-19, the late submission fee has been waived. Subject persons who submit the REQ after the 18th of May or...

Amendment to DDTRs

LN 168 of 2020 published on 30 April 2020 amends the Duty on Documents and Transfers Rules, establishing a deadline within which duty refundable in terms of article 62 of the Duty on Documents and Transfers Act must be refunded. The new paragraphs (4) and (5)...

Revised interest rates under the DDTA

Pursuant to LN 167 of 2020 interest under the Duty on Documents Act, save as otherwise expressly provided, shall apply at the rate of 0.33% for every 30 days or part thereof. Interest chargeable in terms of article 35(4)(ii) of the Act (declaration causa mortis) shall apply at the rate of 4% per annum. These...

Tax deferral scheme extended

The Tax Deferral Scheme announced last month has been extended to cover eligible taxes which fall due up to and including June 2020. Click here for the CfR Notice which was updated earlier today. The application to benefit from the scheme is to be made online by...