This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: Amazon increases referral fees in France following introduction of Digital Tax Global Forum on Tax Transparency publish Compliance Reports European Commission publishes APA and MAP Statistics Germany pushes for European Aviation Tax....

The convention signed between Malta and Kosovo for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income was published by virtue of LN 168 of 2019. The Convention will enter into force with effect from such date...

An updated list of cross-border VAT rulings has been published on the Taxation and Customs Union website. The EU Pilot Project allows taxable persons to obtain advance rulings on the VAT treatment of complex cross-border transactions. Currently, the following Member States participate in this project: Belgium,...

A guideline issued by the Office of the CfR clarifies that, for the purposes of article 42(1)(b) and article 47 of the Duty on Documents and Transfers Act, the term “company” shall include a partnership. Furthermore, references to the transfer, acquisition or disposals of marketable...

On 11 July 2019, the Office of the CfR published updated guidelines on the Notional Interest Deduction rule. The updated guidelines include a new paragraph ‘xi’ which is applicable from YA2020: “(xi) Accounting Periods other than 12 Months To further approximate the neutrality between debt...

The European Union Tax Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Regulations, 2019 came into effect on 1 July 2019 (LN 159 of 2019 published on 12 July 2019). The rules, which implement the provisions of Council Directive (EU) 2017/1852, regulate the  mechanism for resolving disputes between Malta and...

LN 155 of 2019 introduced a new provision to part 4 of the Fifth Schedule to the VAT Act (CAP 406) which deals with exempt imports. With effect from 9 July 2019, the importation of goods, the total value of which does not exceed €430 per person,...

On 14 June 2019, the MIT had the honour of hosting Mr. John Petersen, Head of Aggressive Tax Planning – OECD, who delivered the MIT Master Class on Transposing ATAD II Anti-hybrid Rules. Mr. Petersen is responsible for Working Party 11 which produced the BEPS...

The Office of the Commissioner for Revenue has issued guidelines on the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) which may be invoked with a view to resolving an international tax dispute, pursuant to the MAP provision in a Double Taxation Agreement or the EU Arbitration Convention (90/463/EEC)....