This seminar will provide an overview of a number of selected domestic and EU judgements in relation to various VAT related areas.

Tuesday, 13 June 2023
14.00 - 17.00
Jonathan Pace
Vanessa Micallef

Recent Local and EU Case-Law on VAT Matters

This seminar will cover a number of recent domestic and EU court cases in relation to certain provisions of the Malta VAT Act and EU VAT Directive and will focus on, in particular, judgements which are relevant to the following areas:

– supplies falling within the scope of VAT;
– place of supply rules for VAT purposes;
– relevant exemptions applicable to specific financial services transactions;
– digital platforms; and
– VAT treatment of holding companies


This seminar is ideal for persons who wish to gather a better technical and analytical understanding of the provisions of the Malta VAT Act and EU VAT Directive through the analysis of recent domestic and EU case law developments.




Part 1 of the Local and EU Case-Law series covers Direct Tax and Related Matters. Click here to find out more.





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3 CPE Core Hours

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Jonathan Pace

Jonathan has been active in the local tax and financial services industry since 2014 and is currently a Manager within the Deloitte Malta Indirect Tax practice, focusing on the provision of indirect tax advisory services to both domestic and international clients. Having attained the ACCA qualification in 2016, Jonathan is an accountant by profession and is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation.

Jonathan also forms part of the Young Members focus group within the Malta Institute of Accountants and occasionally delivers specialised indirect tax training.

Vanessa Micallef

Vanessa joined the Deloitte Malta’s tax department in 2006 after graduating with Honours in Bachelor of Accountancy from University of Malta. In 2008, she obtained a Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation. Vanessa has been a member of the tax team since that time, working on both direct tax and indirect tax projects for local and multinational groups. Since 2011, Vanessa focused on VAT and is currently a senior manager within the indirect tax team. Her role primarily entails providing indirect tax advice to entities carrying out business in Malta especially to gambling and betting operators and companies holding immovable property in Malta. She is also involved in VAT compliance projects for both local and international firms and assist companies undergoing VAT investigations. In addition, Vanessa currently works on various due diligence engagements and M&A transactions.