Focus on enforcement – interest on overdue taxes

In his Budget Speech for 2022 the Minster for Finance and Employment yesterday announced a change to the administrative practices around the granting of a remission for interest on overdue taxes pursuant to SL 372.26. In terms of the legislation the Commissioner may only remit interest...

Malta Budget for 2022 – Highlights

Earlier this evening the Minister for Finance and Employment, the Hon Clyde Caruana, delivered the Budget Speech for 2022, which put social measures and measures addressing sustainability at the forefront. The following is an overview of some of the fiscal measures announced: An increase in the...

Malta Budget 2022

Earlier this week it was announced that the Budget for 2022 will be presented on Monday 11 October 2022....

Reduced rate of duty on certain property transfers extended

LN 324 of 2021 published on 6 August 2021 has extended the application of the reduced rate of duty of 1.5% on the first eur400,00 on transfers inter vivos of immovable property, to transfers made before 1 January 2022 (previously 1 August 2021). Furthermore, the relevant...

Law enforcement access to financial information

LN 312 of 2021, published on 26 July 2021, has transposed EU Directive 2019/1153 which lays down rules facilitating the use of financial and other information for the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of serious criminal offences, including tax evasion....

Amendment to the Exemption from Duty in terms of Article 23 Order

A new proviso to Article 3 of the Order has been added in connection with the exemption of duty on acquisition of first immovable property, specifically in respect of transfers of property made on or after the 9th June 2020. The new proviso (see LN...

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