The MIRA has issued announcements requesting taxpayers who do not fulfil tax registration requirements under the Tax Administration Act, or GST registration requirements to deregister from tax. The announcement, issued on 16 January 2019, reminds…
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…
This article explores the current tax position on non-resident contractor payments.
This advisory provides answers to some frequently asked questions on the collection and distribution of service charge, introduced by the 6th Amendment to the Employment Act.
We answer some of the FAQs on the application of service charge on tourism services, introduced by the 6th Amendment to the Employment Act.
This article explores the current tax position on providing pro bono legal services, giving a view that is critical for lawyers and policymakers.
The Ministry of Finance, on 28 June 2020, issued a Circular with details in implementing the deferment of land lease announced by the President during his public address on 20 May 2020. As per the Circular, resort land rent payments for the third and fourth quarter of 2020 has been deferred until 1 June 2021. Land rent payments other than resort land rent, that fall within the period 1 June 2020 to 31 December 2020 has also been deferred until 1 June 2021.
This article provides an overview of some of the tax measures undertaken by tax authorities globally and attempts to present a comparative analysis of these tax measures with the Maldivian tax system.
The Ministry of Tourism, on 23 June 2020, published the Guideline for Restarting Tourism in Maldives which specifies the minimum standards to be met by registered tourist facilities by the tentative opening dates scheduled for July 2020.
This advisory provides an overview of the announcements by MIRA and other government authorities with respect to the new deadlines for filing and making payment of taxes and fees.
In the case of Moosa Nasser v MIRA (2014/SC-A/41), the Supreme Court of Maldives on 22 June 2020, unanimously decided against the Maldives Inland Revenue Authority and held that MIRA does not have the legal authority to sue for lease rent due to the state.
Income Tax Act has special rules on calculation of interim payment where a taxpayer estimates the tax liability of this year to be lower than that of the previous year. This article explains how these rules can be applied in practice.