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…

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…

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…

HPL Resorts (Maldives) Pvt Ltd v MIRA

In the case of HPL v MIRA, the Tax Appeal Tribunal held that reimbursement of expenses made under management agreements are not subject to WHT unless they are for a service specifically stated in Section 6(a) of the BPT Act. The key point noted by the…

MIRA v Travel Land Maldives Pvt Ltd

The High Court of Maldives has, on 3 October 2013, held that a “decision made by the MIRA” appealable to the TAT pursuant to Section 44 of the TAA originates only from an assessment issued by the MIRA. In the case, which involved the taxpayer filing…

our first publication, "Insight", is out

We have started publishing "Insight" - a periodical  focused on contemporary tax and legal issues. Insight will bring to you information and analysis of the application of laws as well as updates of cases. The first issue is focused on the decision…

Aishath Asima v MIRA

The Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) has held that a payment may be subject to Withholding Tax even if it is made by a person other than the taxpayer and are not recorded in the taxpayer's books. In reaching its decision, the TAT noted that expenses paid…