2,198 investigated over VAT offences since 2010

Numbers on a downward trend

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A total of 2,198 people have been investigated over VAT-related offences since 2010, with the numbers appearing to be on a downward trend.

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna provided figures in response to a parliamentary question by government whip Glenn Bedingfield.

The largest number of investigations – 449 – took place in 2011, followed by the 331 investigations which took place the following year.

In all subsequent years, the number of people investigated did not exceed 300. Just 65 people have been investigated this year.

YearPeople
investigated
2010180
2011449
2012331
2013248
2014181
2015162
2016123
2017212
2018132
2019115
202065