Press Statement – Malta Institute of Taxation, December 2 2019

The Malta Institute of Taxation deplores the situation in which the country has been placed. The Institute does not accept that, in a constitutional democracy founded on the rule of law, where grave concerns have arisen concerning the integrity of the Prime Minister, his ability to...

CFE Tax Top 5 – 25 November 2019

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: OECD Meeting on Pillar One: Stakeholders’ Input on the OECD Secretariat Proposals; Code of Conduct Group Report Recommends Updating EU Tax Blacklist; Commission Publishes Draft Explanatory Notes on VAT Quick Fixes; Czech...

Payment of PT Rules – change to additional tax calculation

LN 304 of 2019 published on 19 November 2019, amends the Payment of Provisional Tax Rules (S.L. 372.18). A new proviso to Rule 14(1) provides that in respect of periods commencing on or after 1 January 2020, additional tax due in relation to late payment of provisional...

VAT: Reduction of rate of interest

With effect from 1 January 2020 the rate of interest applicable in terms of article 21(4) of the VAT Act shall be reduced from 0.54% to 0.33%. This amendment was introduced by LN 303 of 2019 published on 19 November 2019....

VAT on education services – amendment

Item 12(1) of Part 2 of the Fifth Schedule to the VAT Act has been revised in virtue of LN 302 of 2019, published on 19 November 2019. The revised provision extends the exemption for education services to: vocational training or retraining provided by a Government...

Amendment to the Income Tax (rate of interest) rules

LN 304 of 2019 published on 19 November 2019, amends the Income Tax (Rate of Interest) Rules (S.L. 372.28). A new proviso to Rule 2 provides that in respect of any period commencing on or after 1 January 2020, the rate of interest applicable in terms of...

CFE Tax Top 5 – 18 November 2019

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: OECD Publishes Stakeholder Comments on Pillar One Consultation; Council of the EU Adopts Company Law Directive; Tax Dispute Resolution: Input Invited on 10th Batch of BEPS Action 14 Peer Reviews; Reminder: CFE...

Amendment to the ECO Contribution Regulations

The Eco Contribution Regulations (S.L. 473.05) have been revised in virtue of LN 299 of 2019 published on 12 November 2019. The new provisions concern the power of the Minister, on the advice of the Resource Recovery and Recycling Agency, to exempt a producer from the...

EU: new VAT rules for SMEs agreed

The Council of the EU has reached an agreement on the amendments to the VAT Directive in relation to SMEs. The objective of the amendments is to reduce the administrative burden and compliance costs for SMES, and in particular addresses SMEs operating in a cross-border...

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