Online Application for the Registration of a Fiscal Unit

The Commissioner for Revenue published the Online Application for the Registration of a Fiscal Unit in terms of the Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules which is available as from 18 May 2020 on the income tax portal of the Commissioner for Revenue. The Commissioner for Revenue has also published guidelines on the registration process. These…

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IP infringement or breach of contract?

There is no quibbling when it comes to applying IP enforcement measures The Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights (Directive 2004/48) (“the IP Enforcement Directive”) lays down a number of enforcement measures, procedures and remedies which the Member States of the European Union (EU) must make available to intellectual property (IP) right-holders…

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The Covid-19 shock waves to the shipping industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis practically grinding the world’s economies to a halt and which in turn impacted the backbone of the world trade, the maritime industry. The impact on maritime business is wide-ranging. Lars Jensen, CEO of the Copenhagen-based provider of container shipping analysis SeaIntelligence Consulting estimated that 17 million TEU…

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COVID-19 – Tax deferral fiscal aid scheme

COVID-19 – Tax deferral fiscal aid scheme The Maltese Government has introduced various measures in order to assist the stability of the Maltese economy due to the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tax Deferral Scheme is one of such fiscal measures. Primarily aimed at boosting business liquidity by relaxing pressure on the…

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Tax Returns for Companies Year of Assessment 2020

On 28 April 2020, the Malta Business Registry issued a reminder notice to Subject Persons in relation to the Register of Beneficial Owners. By virtue of Legal Notice 158 of 2019 the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations (“the Regulations”) were amended on 12th July 2019. The amendments to the Regulations transpose certain provisions…

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Malta Business Registry Notice to Subject Persons

On 28 April 2020, the Malta Business Registry issued a reminder notice to Subject Persons in relation to the Register of Beneficial Owners. By virtue of Legal Notice 158 of 2019 the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations (“the Regulations”) were amended on 12th July 2019. The amendments to the Regulations transpose certain provisions…

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The European Union’s Investment Policy

The Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – Towards a comprehensive European Investment Policy  (Brussels 7.7.2010 COM (2010)343 final) outlines the first steps of the European Union to establish an investment policy, following the Lisbon Treaty through which investment…

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Extraordinary G20 Virtual Leaders’ Summit

Tackling  the pandemic and its economic implications as the world faces a global fallout has brought the G20 countries together in an extraordinary way. The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, addressed the Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit held virtually on March 26, 2020, upon the call of the Saudi Presidency. Within…

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