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Title: Immovable property tax : towards a more simplified legislation
Authors: Vella, Daniel
Keywords: Real property and taxation -- Malta
Real property tax -- Law and legislation -- Malta
Capital gains tax -- Malta
Notaries -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Vella, D. (2018). Immovable property tax : towards a more simplified legislation (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: This Term Paper delved into the fiscal legislation with its primary focus on the current applicable rates of duty and capital gains tax, as governed by the Duty on Documents and Transfers Act and the Income Tax Act respectively, levied upon a transfer of immovable property by public deed. This proves the interlinkage between the fiscal law and the notarial profession. In Section 1 and Section 2, an overview of the literature review and a discussion on the research methodology were provided, wherein the salient works consulted and the employed methods for research were underlined respectively. In Section 3, the applicable chargeable rates of duty and tax on property transfers were assessed through practical and common scenarios dealt with by notaries. Given the extensive nature of the fiscal legislation, particularly remarking the rules contained in various subsidiary legislations and legal notices, the assessment was not conducted solely through scenarios but a separate analysis was also provided. Adopting a holistic approach, Section 4 evaluated the need for a simplification of the present fiscal laws and suggestions were consequently proposed by highlighting some of the difficulties encountered by local practicing notaries in tax computation as well as putting forward the possibility of having one principal law regulating the tax due on property transfers whilst also assessing its viability and practicality.
Description: LL.B
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/39894
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