CFE Annual Report 2020

CFE Tax Advisers Europe, of which the Malta Institute of Taxation is a member, has published its Annual Report for 2020. The report is available here....

VAT – Transactions in goods with Northern Ireland post Brexit

The Fifteenth Schedule to the VAT Act has been revised (LN 477 of 2020) with effect from 1 January 2021 to bring into effect the provisions of Directive 2020/1756 amending Directive 2006/112/EC with regard to the identification of taxable persons in Northern Ireland further to...

CFE Tax Top 5 (21 December 2020)

This week's edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: Brexit Deal Not Reached by EU Parliament Deadline EU Publishes “EU Digital Age” Proposals for Digital Companies EU Commission Publishes Proposal to Confer Implementing Powers on EU VAT Committee EU Legislative Priorities...

Amendment to the Exemption from tax on property transfers rules

LN 459 of 2020 has revised the Exemption from Tax on Certain Property Transfers Rules (SL 123.199), substituting Rule 3 concerning the applicability of the rules, inter alia, addressing transfers made on or after 9 June 2020 but before 1 January 2022....

Amendment to Tax Rebate (Pensioners) Rules

The Tax Rebate (Pensioners) Rules have been revised, essentially increasing the amounts by which the rebates are capped. The changes introduced by LN 460 of 2020 shall apply in respect of income earned on or after the 1st January 2021....

Commission proposal to allocate decison-making powers to VAT Committee

Further to the European Commission's consultation on the a proposal to turn the VAT Committee into a ‘comitology committee’ (see MIT News 4 October 2020) the Commission has presented a proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards conferral of implementing powers to the Commission...

Changes to the Deduction (Income from employment) Rules

LN 462 of 2020 has revised the Deduction (Income from employment) Rules. With effect from YA 2022, the rules shall apply where the income from employment in the year immediately preceding the year of assessment does not exceed €9,930 (reduced from €9,840)....

Malta-Russia Double Tax Treaty

Further to the publication of the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Russian Federation) Order (see MIT News 11 November 2020), the Protocol amending the Convention between the Government of Malta and the Government of the Russian Federation for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the...

Converting to ‘small undertaking’ status for VAT

Pursuant to LN 463 of 2020 the conversion from an 'Article 10' registration (standard) to an 'Article 11' registration (small undertaking), may now be made after the lapse of a full 24 calendar months, replacing the 36-calendar-month requirement. Furthermore, the revised Sixth Schedule of the...

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