Commission survey on the import of e-commerce consignments into the EU

The European Commission has launched a survey to obtain views and experiences on e-commerce transactions from third countries, in connection with its work on revisiting the customs and taxation collection systems for e-commerce (fiscal aspects) and on identifying innovative customs control approaches for e-commerce imports (non-fiscal aspects). source:...

Grant on the Restoration and Finishing of Privately Owned Residential Properties

Further to the announcement in the October Budget Speech, the Ministry for Finance and Employment has launched the grant scheme in connection with the restoration and finishes of privately owned residential properties within Urban Conservation Areas, properties that have been built for more than 20...

ECOFIN agreement on changes to EU VAT rates rules

On 7 December, EU finance ministers reached an agreement on the changes to the current rules governing VAT rates for goods and services. Further to the Commission's 2018 proposal to reform the VAT Rates rules, aimed at giving Member States more flexibility in rates-setting, the agreed package...

EU VAT Gap for 2019

The EU VAT Gap for 2019 has been published, showing a decrease in the overall EU VAT Gap by almost €6.6 billion to €134 billion. The VAT Gap study records the difference between the VAT due and the actual VAT revenues generated by Member States, representing...

New VAT Committee Guidelines published

Guidelines issued by the VAT Committee pursuant to the April 2o21 meeting have been added to the VAT Committee Guidelines. The new guidelines address: The return of goods placed under call-off stock arrangements The place of supply of interactive sessions filmed and broadcasted in real time...

2022 version of the Combined Nomenclature

The European Commission has published the 2022 version of the Combined Nomenclature (CN codes), which reflects the latest version of the Harmonised System (HS). The Combined Nomenclature inter alia determines which rate of customs duty applies on the importation of goods.   source: ec.europe.eu...

EU Fiscalis Meeting

As a Member of the EU Commission's VAT Expert Group, the Malta Institute of Taxation, represented by Sarah Cassar Torregiani, is participating in the Fiscalis Meeting on VAT in the Digital Age. Representatives from Member States tax authorities, select industry stakeholders and Members of the VAT...