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Amendments to the DTA with Russia

By virtue of L.N. 428 of 2020, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with the Russian Federation was amended and entered into force with effect from 1 January 2021.  The changes relate to Article 10  on ‘Dividends’, Article 11 on ‘Interest’,…

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VAT treatment of reimbursement of employee cost

The VAT treatment on reimbursements has always presented challenges as to whether reimbursements are subject to VAT or whether these fall outside the scope of VAT since this matter is not directly addressed in the VAT Act. Recently, the Court…

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Register of Beneficial Owners

The Malta Business Registry (MBR) issued a guidance document with respect to the Register of Beneficial Owners (RBO) to assist with the identification of the Beneficial Owner/s (BO) or Senior Management Officials (SMO).   Please be informed that any changes…

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Budget Newsletter 2021

Introduction and the economy The Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Planning announced that this year the GDP is expected to decrease by 7.4%.  However, the government is anticipating a recovery next year of 5% in real terms and 6.4%…

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WORLD TAX 2021 Edition

The Management of Avanzia Taxand is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, The World Tax ranked the firm as Tier 1 for Private Clients.  The firm is also ranked as a Tier 2 firm in Tax and…

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Guidelines in relation to ATAD

Following the implementation of the EU Directive 2016/1164 (ATAD1) by means of Subsidiary Legislation 123.187, the Maltese tax authorities issued official guidelines with respect to the Interest Deduction Limitations, CFC and Exit Tax.   The guidelines also include examples and…

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Economic Stimulus following COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maltese Government launched €900 million worth of fiscal incentives to stimulate the economy and mitigate as much as possible the negative impact of this pandemic on the local economy.   The incentives are…

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COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in various countries around the globe and Malta is no exception.   The hit on the economy is expected to be significant given that one of the main drivers of the Maltese economy, tourism, is…

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Malta signs a tax treaty with Armenia

Malta signed a tax treaty with Armenia and provides for the following withholding tax rates in the case of payors resident in Armenia: Dividends – 10% reduced to 5% if the investment in the Armenian entity exceeds 10% Interest and...
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Malta signs a tax treaty with Ghana

Malta signed a tax treaty with Ghana and provides for the following withholding tax rates in the case of payors resident in Ghana:   Dividends – 6% Interest – 7% Royalties – 8% Services fees – 12%   Malta does...
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