COVID-19 Postponement of Payment of Certain Taxes

The Commissioner for Revenue today announced a Tax Deferal Scheme intended to assist organisations cope with the problems they face as a result of the pandemic mitigation measures in place. Eligible Tax: Provisional tax, Employee taxes, maternity fund payments and social security contributions, social security contributions of self-employed persons and Value Added Tax which fall due.. read more →


Covid19 – Facilitation of Teleworking Activities

In order to facilitate employers to provide teleworking arrangements to their employees who can carry out their work from their residence now any business can request assistance to be given to cover a 45% of eligible costs up to Eur500 per teleworker incurred after 1st of March 2020 to purchase a) Purchasing and/or leasing of.. read more →


Withholding Tax on Assignments of Rights acquired under a Promise of Sale Agreement

One of the budget measures announced for 2020 refers to the taxation of income derived from assignments of rights acquired under a promise of sale agreement (ċessjoni ta’ konvenju). The measure applies to assignments made as from 1 January 2020 and the relative legislation will be made retroactive to that date. In the meantime, notaries.. read more →


Budget Highlights

Following is CamilleriGalea summary for Budget 2020 COLA to be €3.49 per week. This will be granted as a pro-rata increase to students’ stipends. A one- time bonus will be given to each household, €15 for a single person household and €35 for households with two or more persons First 100 hrs of overtime of.. read more →


Patent Box Regime

On 13 August 2019 Malta introduced a patent box regime by virtue of the ‘Patent Box Regime (Deduction) Rules, 2019’, Legal Notice 208 of 2019 (the ‘Rules’). The Rules provide a basis on which the deduction laid down in article 14(1)(p) of the Income Tax Act (the ‘ITA’) may be claimed and shall apply in.. read more →


Virtual Financial Assets Law approved

The Maltese Parliament has unanimously approved the Virtual Financial Assets Bill, the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Bill and the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Bill, making it the first jurisdiction to adopt a regulatory framework on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), more commonly known as ‘blockchain technology’. These three bills target initial virtual financial asset offerings.. read more →


Increase in VAT exempt threshold

From 1 July 2018 taxable persons whose economic activity consists principally in supplies of services with a high value-added, and whose annual turnover is €20,000 or less are eligible to opt to register for VAT as in terms of article 11 of the VAT Act, thus exempt from charging VAT. read more →


Microinvest tax credit 2017 for Micro Enterprises and Self-Employed

Micro enterprises and self-employed persons may benefit from Microinvest tax credit equivalent to 45% of eligible expenditure (subject to certain conditions). An additional bonus of 20% (total 65% tax credit) applies to undertakings operating from Gozo, registered as Family Business or having more than 50% of the ownership attributed to female persons. For an eligible cost to be claimed under Microinvest,.. read more →


Micro invest tax credits 2015

Deadline: The deadline for the submission of applications for the micro invest tax credits in respect of eligible expenditure incurred in 2015 is the 30th March 2016. Eligible micro enterprises and self-employed that:  employ less than 30 employees; and whose turnover does not exceed €10 million. Qualifying expenditure includes: Capital investment in new 9(or first.. read more →


Tax deductions relating to donations made to the Malta Community Chest Fund

Tax deductions relating to donations made to the Malta Community Chest Fund are regulated by Subsidiary Legislation 123.162, ‘Donations (Community Chest Fund) Rules’. The rules were amended to apply for donations made between 1st January and 31st December 2015. The percentage of deduction allowable was amended whereby 100% donations exceeding €2,000 will be allowed as.. read more →