Customs guidance on low value imports

A Customs Guidance Document on the Importation and Exportation of Low Value Consignments has been published. This aims to complement the VAT Explanatory Notes published in September 2020 (see MIT News 1 October 2020) with further clarification and practical examples on the customs rules and...

Taxes in Europe Database

Earlier this week the Malta Institute of Taxation participated in the 28th Meeting of the EU VAT Expert Group during which the Commission presented the Taxes in Europe Database - an online Database which offers structured information on around 650 taxes in the EU (including...

CFE Conference on Taxpayer Rights and Legal Certainty in the Digital Era

The CFE 13th European Conference on Tax Advisers’ Professional Affairs on the topic “Taxpayer Rights and Legal Certainty in the Digital Era” will take place ONLINE via Zoom on Monday 30 November 2020 from 3:30 to 5:00 CET. "The webinar conference will welcome tax experts and...

Extension of the Urban Conservation Area property scheme

LN 427 of 2020 published on 10 November 2020 has amended LN 364.16, implementing the announcement in the Budget for 2021, extending the application of article 3 by one year to transfers made on or after the 10th October 2017 but before the 1st January 2022.   Click...

Amendment to first time buyers duty exemption

Article 3 of the Exemption of Duty in terms of article 23 Order [SL 364.12], which deals with the exemption of duty on acquisition of first immovable property, has been revised in virtue of LN 427 of 2020, published on 10 November 2020, inter alia...

Customs: 2021 version of the Combined Nomenclature published

The European Commission has published the latest version of the Combined Nomenclature (CN), the tool for classifying goods, which determines which rate of customs duty applies and how the goods are treated for statistical purposes. The latest version, which applies from 1 January 2021, is available as...

Proposed amendments to the DDTA

The Budget Measures Implementation Bill (Bill 173 of 2020) has proposed a series of amendments to the Duty on Documents and Transfers Act (CAP 364), including, an amendment to the definition of the term "Document". The term, which is currently defined as including as a "policy of...

Malta Budget 2021 – Social Measures

On 19 October 2020 the Minister for Finance and Financial Services, Prof. Edward Scicluna, delivered the Budget Speech for 2021. The following is an overview of some of the social measures announced: Cost of living increase of €1.75c; An additional day of leave for employees; Children’s...

Malta Budget 2021 – Fiscal measures

Earlier this evening the Minister for Finance and Financial Services, Prof. Edward Scicluna, delivered the Budget Speech for 2021. The following is an overview of some of the fiscal measures announced. Tax Refund In 2021, eligible persons will receive a tax refund in an amount ranging from €45 to...