Industry News

Malta: The Blockchain Island

Malta is set to become the global capital of blockchain technologies & Virtual Currencies (VCs).Malta is expected to have in place three acts of law that inter-operate to produce a comprehensive and unique legal framework that offers legal and regulatory coverage of ... Read More


Digital Taxation proposals: Towards fairer taxation or simply a political game?

On 21 March the European Commission proposed new rules to tax the digital economy, stating that this is being done ‘to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way in the EU’.The proposal is actually made up of two proposals:... Read More


Malta’s EU residency and citizenship programmes: Suitable alternatives to the EB-5

A growing number of countries are introducing programmes that allow wealthy investors to acquire residency or citizenship. Malta offers such programmes and is now setting high standards within the sector.After joining the EU in 2004, Malta became one of the fastest growin... Read More


Legal Notices Q1 2018

L.N. 9 of 2018 – VALUE ADDED TAX (AMENDMENT OF FIFTH SCHEDULE) REGULATIONS, 2018The list of “Exemptions without credit” in the category of letting of immovable property now includes “the letting to players of rooms or other spaces lawfully designated for the playi... Read More


Tax Credits under the Micro Invest Scheme

Small and medium enterprises investing in their business are entitled to apply for a tax credit amounting to 45% of certain eligible expenditure incurred. The credit is increased to 65% if the investment is made by an undertaking operating from Gozo. The tax credit must be ap... Read More


European Commission Approves Malta Tonnage Tax Rules

The European Commission (‘the Commission’) had opened a formal investigation on the Maltese Tonnage Tax Rules in 2012 to assess the compliance of the regime with European State Aid Rules. The conditional approval of the Maltese tonnage tax regime in December 2017 ended t... Read More


The Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2018

The Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2018 (the ‘Act’) was enacted on 29 March 2018 to implement the measures announced by the Minister of Finance during his Budget Speech for the financial year 2018. We set out below some measures which affect the Income Tax Act: ... Read More


ARQ Group appoints a new Head of Accounts

ARQ Group is pleased to announce that Ms Elizabeth Meilak has joined A|R|Q Accounting Ltd., as Head of Accounts in February 2018.Elizabeth started her professional career working as an auditor in a family run audit firm, providing audit, taxation, accountancy, management co... Read More


The 12th MIM International Tax Conference – Digital Economy

ARQ Group Tax partner, Nicky Gouder will be speaking at the 12th MIM International Tax Conference on Friday 06th April, 2018 at the Radisson Blue Resort, St. Julian's.This year’s topic will focus on the taxation of the digital economy with a very interesting line up of both... Read More


The 2nd Corporate Governance Conference – 2nd May, 2018

Infocredit Group and ICSA are organizing the 2nd Corporate Governance Conference under the main title ‘The Value of Good Governance’. Manfred Galdes, Director at ARQ Group will one of the key speakers at this vent. The conference is taking place on Friday 4th of May 2018 at... Read More


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