It’s time again for the biennial edition of the PwC VAT Conference. This year we are meeting virtually on two mornings. The conference will be focusing on the recent and upcoming changes in the sphere of VAT.
The Maltese Government has announced a number of measures in a bid to encourage retention of employees and alleviate imminent cash flow and liquidity concerns that are expected to be faced by certain local businesses in the light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
These initiatives are mainly targeted at those businesses that are suffering a significant downturn in their turnover as a result of the economic constraints arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result face substantial cash flow difficulties.Read More »
The Prime Minister announced in his speech on 10 of April 2013 that Luxembourg intends to increase the current standard VAT rate of 15% as from 2015. Which means no increase of VAT this and next calendar year. It was also indicated that the standard VAT rate would remain the lowest in Europe. This would mean that the rate might increase from 15% to 18% at most, as Cyprus and Malta currently have the second lowest VAT rate within the EU of 18%.
The Swiss Federation has announced that the Treaty with Malta is in force and should be effective as of 1 January 2013.