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18 June 2020

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Maldives Inland Revenue Authority Issues Announcement on Changes in Deadlines Following Resumption of Services

The Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) issued an announcement on 15 June 2020 regarding reopening and the resumption of services following the relaxation of measures undertaken to tackle COVID-19. This includes changes in deadlines for tax returns and payments as follows:

  • Tax returns and tax payments that are not mandated to be submitted and paid online will be accepted over the counter starting from the second week of reopening of MIRA;
  • The new deadline for the submission of tax returns and payment of taxes which are mandated to be made online, and had fallen due during the lockdown period or will fall due within the first three weeks of reopening of MIRA, will be 23 July 2020;
  • The new deadline for the submission of the Business Profit Tax (BPT) returns and payment of BPT will be 16 August 2020; and
  • The new deadline for the submission of the first interim tax return for the year 2020 and the interim tax payment is 31 August 2020.

The announcement also notes that the Public Health State Emergency Bill 2020 has been submitted in parliament, which may result in further deadline changes.

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