CPE Event Details
Recent Developments with respect to the Taxation of the Digital Economy (M1803)


Registration Time: 13.15
Session Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break 
Speaker: Dr Robert Attard  
Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar


After discussing current rules (VAT/Income Tax) governing the Tax Treatment of the Digital Economy and tax treaty implications, the seminar will discuss how the BEPS Project is expected to impact the Digital Economy. The EU Commission’s Communication of 21 September 2017 and 5 December 2017 discussing prospective changes will be examined in detail.  
The session will discuss current tax rules governing the digital economy, movements for reform and possible future changes.
  • Current State of Play
  • Direct Taxation
  • Domestic Perspective
  • International Perspective
  • Indirect Taxation
  • The Future
This seminar is relevant for tax accountants, accountants, auditors and lawyers.

Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in transnational cases. Robert is a published author on tax law contributing to four I.B.F.D publications. His articles have appeared in European Taxation and the British Tax Review. Robert's most recent tax publication is Principles of Maltese Income Tax Law 2013.  Philip Sciberras (ex-Court of Appeal) describes Principles of Maltese Income Tax Law as ‘a must-read' describing Robert as ‘an expert in his field, ... without doubt one of Malta’s finest scholars on tax law’.  Giovanni Bonello (ex-ECtHR) says that the book is ‘not just an arid explanation of the intricate and sometimes opaque provisions of taxation law, but an attempt – and a very successful one – to place fiscal law in the context of superior principles of governance ... Attard’s systematic vademecum has the makings of a textbook destined to become a classic, crucial for tax consultants, practitioners and, not least, for the victims of aggressive fiscal policies’.  Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued Malta's leading tax cases including John Geranzi v. KTI (Constitutional Court)


MIA Members: €35.00
Non-MIA Members: €70.00
Retired Members: €15.00
Students: €20.00

Individual bookings are to be placed and paid online (below). 
Group bookings and Retired MIA Members are requested to fill in the registration form and send it by post along with payment. 


Start Date: 18/01/2018


End Date: 18/01/2018


Service Provider: The Malta Institute of Accountants


Type Hours
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