In order to help you keep informed of recent EU & international tax policy developments, please see below the “CFE’s Tax Top 5” for a summary of the main developments. This week’s edition looks at the following: • EU and the United Kingdom Reach a...

Following the Minister for Finance’s budget speech delivered on 14 October 2019, a Bill entitled “An Act to implement Budget measures for the financial year 2020 and other administrative measures”, detailing proposed amendments to the relevant laws, implementing the measures announced, has been published. The Bill...

These are some of the main fiscal measures announced by the Minister for Finance in the Budget Speech for 2020: Income Tax A reduced rate of tax of 15% on the first 100 hours of employee overtime, for employees with a basic salary of under...

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: • OECD Seeks Comments on ‘Unified Approach’ Proposals; • Vestager: State Aid Enforcement Won’t Give Us Fair Tax Systems; • Foreign Losses and Territoriality: CFE Statement on C-575/17 Sofina; • EU Considering...

Further to the publication of Legal Notices 249 – 253 of 2019 amending the VAT Act and the Recapitulative Statement of Intra-Community Transactions Regulations (see MIT Tax News of 7 October 2019) the office of the CfR has published Guidelines on the new provisions of the legislation....

This week’s edition of the CFE Tax Top 5 looks at the following: CFE Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Torino; OECD to Issue New Digital Tax Proposals on Wednesday; Global Tax Advisers Platform Issues Torino-Busan Declaration; EU Commissioner-Designate for Economy Approved at European Parliament Hearing; Platform...

On 4 October 2019, amendments to the VAT Act implementing the provisions of Council Directive (EU) 2018/1910 (part of the package introducing the so-called “Quick Fixes”), were published. These amendments enter into effect on 1 January 2020. The changes introduced are summarised below: Chain Transactions LN...

The Global Tax Advisers Platform’s (GTAP) inaugural conference was held in Torino last week. GTAP, which was formed in 2014, provides a framework for co-operation and dialogue amongst tax advisors. The theme of the conference was “Tax & the Future”, addressing the evolution and future...

The Malta Institute of Taxation has been re-appointed to the EU VAT Expert Group for another 3-year term, commencing 1 October 2019. The VAT Expert Group assists and advises the European Commission on VAT matters, in particular, on the development and implementation of VAT policies....