MIRA to conduct nationwide campaign to raise awareness on GST

The Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) has decided to conduct a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness of the newly-introduced General Goods and Services Tax (G-GST).

Sun Online reported that 13 teams from MIRA would be visiting 20 atolls in the coming days to inform the public and help businesses register with the tax collection authority.

The Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MNCCI) meanwhile filed a case at the High Court last week seeking a temporary injunction to halt the implementation of the GST Act. The group of businessmen argue that a number of provisions in the Act were unconstitutional.

However the High Court informed the appellants to correct errors in their case forms and re-submit it. The first hearing is likely to take place next week.

Read the MIRA FAQ on GST here.