Suspension of Legal Times under the Revenue Acts Order repealed

The Suspension of Legal Times (Revenue Acts) Order, 2020, which was published on 3rd April 2020 (see MIT News 5 April 2020) has been repealed in virtue of LN 242 of 2020. As a result: any legal time that was suspended and that had commenced running before the...

Changes to VAT Act published: VAT e-commerce package

Legal Notices 219 to 226 of 2020 were published on 2 June 2020. The legal notices introduce amendments to the VAT Act implementing Council Directives 2017/2455, 2009/132/EC and 2019/1995/EC amending Directive 2006/112/EC concerning the VAT e-commerce package which was expected to come into force on 1 January...

New CfR online services – electronic forms processed in real time

The Commissioner for Revenue has announced that the following 5 new online services have been launched for persons in business as from 1 June 2020: PE Registration Form, PE Deactivation Form, PE Reactivation Form, VAT – Change in Register and VAT – Maintain Economic Activity. Requests...

EU Public Consultation on VAT scheme for Travel Agents

The Commission has launched a public consultation on the VAT Scheme for Travel Agents. The Travel Agents Scheme, which is set out in Articles 306 to 310 of the VAT Directive (transposed via the Fourteenth Schedule to the Malta VAT Act), was originally introduced due to...

COVID-19: Payment deadline for deferred taxes

Further to the extension of the tax deferral scheme announced last month, the Commissioner for Revenue guidance has been updated to include the settlement deadline. In terms of the guidance, which was updated earlier today, the eligible taxes are to be settled by 31 October 2020.   source: cfr.gov.mt...

Reduced VAT rate on protective face masks

L.N. 186 of 2020 has amended the Eighth Schedule to the VAT Act (Chapter 406 of the Laws of Malta), adding "protective face masks and visors, excluding diving equipment" to the list of products which are subject to VAT at a reduced rate of 5%....

Suspension of Legal and Judicial Times

The General Provisions applying to the Suspension of Legal and Judicial Times Regulations (LN 141 of 2020) were published on 9 April 2020. Following the publication of the Closure of the Courts of Justice Order, these regulations suspend the running of any time periods specified under any substantive or...

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