The Maldives is now a signatory to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (MAAC). The signing took place on 11 August 2021, at the ceremony held at OECD Headquarters in Paris.
A case considering whether a breach of a regulation formulated by a state institution affects the validity of a contract with a third party. The Court also provided guidance regarding the presumption of bad faith of a contractual party.
A case whereby the Supreme Court affirmed the High Court’s application of the rules on stay of enforcement orders laid down in the stay of enforcement order and overturned the Supreme Court’s Writ of Prohibition Number 2011/SC-SJ/04.
In the case of Barefoot Noomadi Hotel v MIRA, the TAT's decision is that commission payments made to Online Travel Agencies (“OTAs”) operating under the Merchant Model are not subject to Withholding Tax (“WHT”) under Section 6 of the BPT Act.
The Government of Maldives is seeking bids for the lease, development, operation and management of tourist resorts on several uninhibited islands and plots of lands on uninhabited islands in the Maldives.