V.A.T on Electronic BooksApril 2015
The V.A.T. on electronic books was reduced from previous 18% rate to 5%, the same rate imposed on paper books in Malta.
The new V.A.T. rate applies retroactively from January 1, 2015.
Malta India Tax TreatyMarch 2014
The 2013 double tax treaty, DTA, between the two countries entered into force on February 7, 2014.
According to the tax treaty dividends paid by an Indian company are subject to 10% withholding.
The withholding rate for payments of interest and royalties are 10% too.
The tax treaty will apply in India starting April 1, 2014 and in Malta starting January 1, 2015.
Malta Saudi Arabia Double Tax TreatyJanuary 2012
Malta and Saudi Arabia signed on January 4, 2012 a treaty for prevention of double taxation between the two countries.
The treaty is expected to boost future business ties between the countries.
Malta Israel New DTAAugust 2011
Malta and Israel signed on July 29 a new double tax treaty. The DTA is expected to strengthen the economic ties between the two countries.
According to the Maltese foreign ministry Malta imported in 2010 EUR 8.3 from Israel, mainly mineral fuels, while the import from Israel was EUR 3.8.
Malta's exports to Israel in 2010 improved by 58% compared to the previous year.
Malta 7% V.A.T. RateNovember 2010
The Maltese finance minister announced an increase of the reduced V.A.T. rate on accommodation.
The increase will take effect on January 1, 2011.
Malta Bahrain Double Taxation TreatyApril 2010
Malta and Bahrain signed on April 12, 2010 a new double taxation agreement, DTA.
The new tax agreement is in line with the OECD model regarding exchange of tax information.
Malta Tax AmnestySeptember 2009
The Maltese finance minister announced on September 4, 2009 a tax amnesty for defaulters. The total income tax due for over 60 years is about EUR 60 millions.
For debts from 1998 onwards taxpayers will enjoy a 90% reduction on interest and fines. For debts prior to 1997, when the system was not computerised, the reduction will amount to 25% of the balance due.
The applicants for the voluntary plan have to apply by January 15, 2010.
Malta's law regarding medical treatment violates EU lawsJanuary 2009
Malta's court finds Malta's system of prior authorisation to free medical treatment abroad in violation of EU law.
The court has ordered the government to pay nearly EUR 75,000 to a Maltese patient after refusing authorisation to free medical treatment abroad.
Malta's Budjet 2009November 2008
Malta's finance minister presented on November 3, 2008 the 2009 budget.
The target of achieving a balanced budget will be moved by one year, from 2010 to 2011.
Excise tax on unleaded petrol and diesel will increase, while excise taxes duties on spirits will be reduced, bringing the rates closer to Italy.
Travellers departure tax will be abolished from 1.11.2008.
Income tax rates for individualswill remain unchanged, but the tax bands will be raised.
A tax holiday will be granted to women joining the labour market, for each child under 16 years old.
Malta and U.S. Double Taxation TreatyAugust 2008
Malta and the U.S. signed a new tax treaty on August 8, 2008.
The treaty provides for elimination of withholding on dividend payments to pension funds.
The withholding tax rates for interest royalties and other income are 10%.
Malta Income TaxJanuray 2007
In 2007, Malta's corporate tax rate remains the same as in 2006, 35%.
For individuals, the tax rates for 2007 are 15%, 25% and 35%.
The tax exempt income for individuals in 2007 is MTL 3,250.
Malta Income TaxOctober 2006
- According to Malta's 2007 budget the personal tax exempt income would be MTL 3,250, compared to MTL 3,100 in 2006.
- There would be only 3 tax rates for individuals, 15%, 25% and 35%, compared to the present 5 tax rates in 2006.
Malta Income TaxJANUARY 2006
From 1.1.2006 individuals having an employment income ,derived mainly outside Malta, will pay in Malta, subject to certain conditions, a flat income tax rate of 15%.
Malta V.A.T.JANUARY 2004
From 1.1.2004 the new standard v.a.t rate in Malta is 18%(previous rate-15%).