events | 18 December 2020

2021: A pivotal year in the VAT sphere

These two 1.5 hour sessions will provide an overview as to why 2021 will be a pivotal year for VAT and how these crucial changes could impact Maltese businesses.

Specifically the sessions will provide an overview of the following topics:

– Brexit including the VAT treatment and practical implications associated with the supply of goods and services to the UK and Northern Ireland; and input VAT considerations associated with goods or services procured from Northern Ireland and the UK;
– Salient cases decided by the Court of Justice of the EU (‘CJEU’) during 2020 including the implications stemming from the San Domenico Vetraria case (C-94/19) and the implications this case has on the VAT treatment of intra-group supplies of staff as well as the supply of directorship services through corporate service providers;
– The 2021 VAT changes which are expected to come into effect as from 1st July 2021. This part of the sessions will delve into the impact the 2021 VAT changes are expected to have on businesses engaged in the distance sale of goods sold to non-business customers established within the EU, including distance sales of imported goods and the sale of goods facilitated by electronic interfaces/ market places. This part of the sessions will also delve into the impact the 2021 VAT changes are expected to have on logistics companies and certain suppliers of services providing B2C services deemed taking place outside Malta;
– Other developments one can expect during 2021 including the proposed consultation in the financial services sphere and discussions on the status of EU discussions on the Travel Agents Margin Scheme.

The session will allow sufficient time for questions to be raised and discussed.

Target Audience:

Accountants, lawyers or other individuals interested in keeping abreast with the widespread VAT developments.

The topics that will be discussed will be of particular interest to the following:
– Businesses engaged in trade in goods and/or services with the UK and Northern Ireland including businesses in the insurance and financial services sphere providing services to UK based clients;
– Groups of companies with shared employee costs;
– Corporate service providers engaged in the supply of directorship services;
– Businesses engaged in distance sales (even if currently these businesses do not exceed the relevant distance sales threshold in other EU Member States);
– Online platforms and electronic marketplaces facilitating supplies of goods;
– Logistics companies

Learning Outcomes:

After attending the session, attendees will be in a position to identify business which will or may be impacted by the major changes that will be discussed during the session.




Time: 09:00 – 10:30

Venue:Live online session – details of how to join the meeting will be sent once registration is complete

Fee: €50 (€25 per session)

CPE Hours: This course qualifies for 3 hours of structured CPE which can be classified as Core Competency. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the session.

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Cooperation Partners
  • Malta Employers' Associations
  • Malta Association of Credit Management