Suspension of legal times under the Tax Acts

The Suspension of Legal Times (Revenue Acts) Order, 2020 (LN 135 of 2020) was published on 3rd April 2020. The legislation provides for the suspension of time-limits and deadlines arising under the relevant tax legislation in connection with the rights and obligations of the revenue authorities...

OECD outlines tax measures to address COVID-19 situation

The OECD has outlined a number of measures that could be considered by Governments to support businesses in crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are not formal recommendations but suggestions made as part of a broader package of policy suggestions which include those...

Amendment to Subsidiary Legislation issued under the DDTA

LN 68 of 2020, the Adaptation of Subsidiary Legislation (Duty on Documents and Transfers Act) Order, 2020, which was published on 17 March 2020, is a 3-part Legal Notice amending subsidiary legislation enacted in termsof the Duty on Documents and Transfers Act. Part I: amendment to...

Budget Measures Implementation Act

Act VIII of 2020 - The Budget measures Implementation Act - was published on 20 March 2020, implementing the key measures announced in October 2019 in the Budget for 2020. The Act amends: Part II:The Customs Ordinance Part III:The Income tax Act Part IV:The Immovable Property (Acquisition by Non-Residents) Act Part...

Fiscal measures announced: addressing the economic impact of COVID-19

In a press conference held earlier today, the Prime Minister announced that a package of measures will be introduced to address the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. The first set of measures are intended to assist with managing cash-flow and will apply to the sectors most impacted...

Malta Business Registry front office closed until further notice

The Malta Business Registry has announced that, in view of the current situation, its offices will be closed to the public until further notice. They will however continue to provide services in accordance with the procedures set out below: Registration of documents through online services...

Adjusted Class 1 Social Security Rates

The Office of the Commissioner for Revenue has announced an adjustment to the contributions rates for the basis year 2020, specifically, to the basic salary threshold of category 'D' for those persons born up to 31 December 1961. The revised rates applicable as of 1 January 2020 for...

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...

Amendment and Extension of Stamp Duty Exemptions

LN 281 of 2019 has amended the following subsidiary legislation enacted under the Duty on Documents and Transfers Act, implementing measures announced in the Budget for 2020. Amendment to the Exemption of Duty in terms of article 23 Order (S.L. 364.12) A new proviso to article 3...