Two months deferral on Excise Duty payments

    Customs

    Two months deferral on Excise Duty payments has been granted after the related subsidiary legislation came into force.

    Excise Duty payments that were due on 15 April have been deferred to 15 June, while those due on 26 April have been deferred to 28 June, the Customs Department said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Economic operators will be allowed to postpone their payments by two whole months from April to June and from May to July 2020.

    Several operators have found it difficult to honour the payments due to the coronavirus outbreak in Malta. The Customs Department explained that the government has agreed to the postpone of some due payments.

    According to the law regulating Excise Duty payment for certain commodities is to be effected by the 15th day of the following month as from the date of placement of the market while Excise Duty for other commodities is to be effected on the last Sunday of the month.

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