The MIRA has issued announcements requesting taxpayers who do not fulfil tax registration requirements under the Tax Administration Act, or GST registration requirements to deregister from tax. The announcement, issued on 16 January 2019, reminds…
The Maldives Monetary Authority, on 17 January 2019, published the first amendment to the Regulation on Cross Border Currency Declaration Amount. The changes introduced now require passengers travelling with USD 20,000 or more, and are travelling…
In this blog post, Nazaha Nasheed provides an analysis on the courts impounding passports in civil cases. She highlights the importance of having clearer rules in this area of law.
This article explores the current tax position on non-resident contractor payments.
We answer some of the FAQs on the application of service charge on tourism services, introduced by the 6th Amendment to the Employment Act.
This article explores the current tax position on providing pro bono legal services, giving a view that is critical for lawyers and policymakers.
This article explains the interest limitation rules under the Maldives Income Tax Act, with specific focus on thin capitalisation rules, 6% rate cap, and transfer pricing.
This article provides an overview of some of the tax measures undertaken by tax authorities globally and attempts to present a comparative analysis of these tax measures with the Maldivian tax system.
Income Tax Act has special rules on calculation of interim payment where a taxpayer estimates the tax liability of this year to be lower than that of the previous year. This article explains how these rules can be applied in practice.
From 1 January 2020 onwards, with the commencement of the Income Tax Act (ITA), land sales tax has been repealed and sale of properties will continue to be taxed under the Capital Gains Tax regime under the ITA.
Some employers may decide to pay income tax on behalf of the employee. In some jurisdictions, such tax payments made by the employer are not considered as a taxable benefit. The case, however, is not the same in the Maldives. This article illustrates how this applies in practice, and how it affects the tax liability of the employee.
COVID-19 pandemic may force some companies to file for liquidation. This article summarises the procedures to be followed in such a voluntary liquidation.