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Seventh Amendment to Employment Act

The Seventh Amendment to the Employment Act (the “Seventh Amendment”), gazetted on 21 September 2022, removed the obligation on employers to pay minimum wage to expatriate employees in accordance with the Minimum Wage Order until a compliance date is announced by the Minister of Economic Development (the “Minister”).

Guidance on GST Rate Change

This Advisory guides you through any transitional issues that you may be facing with respect to the application of the correct GST rate - especially for transactions that straddle the effective date of rate change.

Tax Alert, 24 November 2022

This issue is focused on the Sixth Amendment to the GST Act (Law Number 20/2022). The major change introduced via the Amendment is the change in GST rates that is to come into effect from 1 January 2023. 

Associations Act

The Regulation provides further details on the registration and classification of SMEs.

Common compliance issues with Employee Withholding Tax

In this blog post, our partner and senior tax advisor Hamdhulla Hussain, focuses on analysing the practical issues faced by taxpayers in valuing benefits in kind and puts emphasis on the importance of providing clarity around the boundary between what constitutes taxable remuneration.

Overview of the Proposed Tax on Plastic Bags

With the purpose of reducing the negative environmental impacts caused by plastic waste, the Waste Management Bill proposes a tax equivalent to MVR 2 to be collected from plastic bags at points of sale. Our overview provides a summary of the proposed mechanism on the collection and administration of this tax.