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Updates to VAT regulations in Malta

On the 22nd May 2018, two new legal notices concerning VAT matters were published, to enact VAT regulations announced by the Minister for Finance in the 2018 Budget.
VAT Grouping – The salient points of the legal notice entitled “Value Added Tax (Registration as a Single Taxable Person) Regulations …

GDPR – Our Experience

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has dramatically changed the data protection landscape for EU businesses and citizens when it came into effect on May 25, 2018. This new regulation has superseded the Data Protection Act (DPA) of 1998 and has strengthened data privacy in the EU. Personal data held by …

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EUROPE: The European Commission’s proposed EU-wide regulation on cross-border freezing and confiscation of assets has been confirmed by Member States’ governments.

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IRELAND: The Dublin government has commissioned an independent review of its plans to introduce a vacant residential property tax, as mandated by Finance Act 2017. At the same time it is inviting comments from …

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SPAIN: Spain’s Ministerial Order 319/2018 was issued on 21 March, requiring Spanish non-listed companies to disclose their ultimate beneficial owners to …

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SWITZERLAND: The Swiss authorities have charged three Germans with industrial espionage and violating bank secrecy, alleging the suspects passed Swiss …

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VIRTUAL CURRENCIES: The Bank of England has become the latest of many financial institutions to demand closer regulation of the cryptocurrency sector. Th…

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EU: The Bulgarian EU presidency organised an informal meeting in Sofia on 27 & 28 April, where the EU finance ministers discussed a renewed approach for …

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FRANCE: French Prime Minister announced the government will publicly name people ‘guilty of the worst cases of tax fraud’, and will punish tax advisors …

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MALTA: Regulations came into force in Malta on 01/01/2018 to implement the beneficial ownership disclosure provisions of the EU Fourth Anti-Money Launder…

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UK: Banks could handle ‘disorderly Brexit’. For the first time since the financial crisis, all of the UK’s biggest lenders have passed the Bank’s stress …

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SWISS BANKING: The Geneva private banking subsidiary of HSBC has paid the French authorities EUR300 million to settle allegations that it assisted French …