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…

Year in Review 2020

Our "Year in Review 2020" provides brief summaries of the key legal and tax developments through the year 2020, as the Maldives navigated its way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the issues have also been addressed to in blog posts by our lawyers and tax advisors, and in a variety of our publications.

Overview of Green Tax

This publication gives an overview of how Green Tax is imposed under the Maldives Tourism Act.

Insight: MIRA’s Authority to Initiate Legal Proceedings on Non-tax Amounts

In the case of Moosa Naseer v Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA), the Supreme Court, on 22 June 2020, passed judgment in favour of Moosa Naseer in a case that, inter alia challenged the MIRA's power to initiate legal proceedings for the recovery of unpaid land rent and fines pursuant to an agreement between the Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture and Marine Resources (‘MoFAMR’) and Moosa Naseer.

Tax Alert, 2 July 2020

This issue is focused on the Twenty Sixth Amendment to the GST Regulation published by the MIRA on 26 June 2020. The Amendment introduces several notable changes to the GST Regulation, including a definition for the term ‘charter’ of a vessel and special rules for determining charter arrangements.