Cash Declaration Limit Changed

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…

COVID-19 - A Reason to Discharge Contractual Obligations?

by Mariyam Naufa   With the onset of the global public health emergency of coronavirus (COVID-19), supply chains continue to be disrupted and consumer spending has plummeted to unprecedented levels. As a result, businesses are looking…

Overview of the Income Tax Act

  This publication gives an overview of the Income Tax Act (“ITA”) which has commenced on 1 January 2020.  If you have any questions or wish to discuss the implications of the Act on you, please contact one of our tax advisors or drop…

Year in Review 2019

  Our "Year in Review 2019" summarises the crucial regulatory developments in 2019. For ease of reference, these are categorised and labelled as "tax" and "legal" developments. Most of these developments are already explained in further detail…

Insight: ADK Enterprises v MIRA

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Summary On what basis should capital allowance be claimed for assets held at the commencement of the BPT Act? In the case of ADK Enterprises v MIRA1, the Tax Appeal Tribunal (“TAT”), by unanimous decision, has held that companies must claim capital…

Insight: Traders Hotel v MIRA

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Summary Sale of assets or a business combination? Is acquisition of leasehold rights eligible for capital allowance? In the case of Traders Hotel v MIRA1, the Tax Appeal Tribunal (“TAT”), by unanimous decision, upheld the decision of the MIRA…

Overview of Income Tax Bill

This publication gives an overview of the Income Tax Bill submitted to the Parliament by the Government of Maldives on 15 October 2019. The Parliament has commenced debate on the Bill, and is expected to bring changes to the Bill, before voting…

Tax Alert, 15 October 2019

This issue covers the major changes that came into force with the ratification of the Second Amendment to the Tax Administration Act1 on 12 September 2019. Some of the key changes brought by the Amendment include: Imposition of a statutory limitation…

Insight: Medianet Pvt Ltd v MIRA

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Summary The phrase “other property” in Section 6(a)(1) of the BPT Act should be construed to include only tangible property In the case of Medianet v MIRA1, the Tax Appeal Tribunal ("TAT"), by a majority decision of four to one, held that channel…

Insight: Abdulla Shareef v MIRA

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Summary What triggers the time of supply? Can MIRA make an assessment based on information that is not provided by the taxpayer? In the case of Abdulla Shareef v MIRA1, the Tax Appeal Tribunal, by unanimous decision, held that the MIRA’s Notice…

Tax Alert, 27 January 2019

This issue covers the most recent developments brought to the rules on Thin Capitalisation. Thin Capitalisation rules were initially introduced by the Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) on 26 April 2018, via Tax Ruling TR-2018/B64. The new rules,…