Tax Compliance Unit

The Tax Compliance Unit (TCU) is a semi-autonomous specialised unit within the Ministry of Finance specifically aimed at addressing tax evasion and tax fraud. The Unit falls under the general direction of the Ministry of Finance. The roles and functions of the TCU complement and support the investigative and enforcement capacities of the Inland Revenue Department, the VAT Department and the Customs Department mainly through the actual conduct of detailed Tax Audits and also through the dissemination of exhaustive sectoral and/or specific information collated from various sources and residing within the Unit’s Data Warehouse. In fact, the TCU's mission statement is as follows:

"To collect and analyse information that will ensure all members of the community pay their fair share of tax."

 


Functions

The Tax Compliance Unit's principal functions are the following:
To complement and support the investigative functions of the VAT, Inland Revenue, Customs Departments and, when applicable, the Department for Social Security.


  To collect information on individual taxpayers and business sectors from the widest possible sources and to process this information into structured and integrated data on taxpayer/business entities. This integrated data enables the compilation of business profiles and risk analysis both at an individual level as well as on a sectoral basis.

  To conduct research into the earning patterns of various economic operators within business sectors in order to establish industry benchmarks.

  The Tax Compliance Unit does not have a tax collection function. Hence, the issuing of tax assessments (following an audit) and the collection of tax and penalties/interest thereon remains the function of the Department on whose behalf the tax audit was carried out.
 

 

Opening Hours

Winter:

   8.00a.m. to 12.00p.m. and 1.30pm to 4.00p.m.

Summer:

   8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Winter: 
(for the public)

   8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Summer:
(for the public)
   8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

 

 CONTACT INFORMATION:
 
 Contact Name 
Tax Compliance Unit
Inland Revenue Department,
Block 4, Triq V Dimech,
Floriana FRN 0170
 
 Telephone
2296 2400
 
 Fax
2296 2462
 
 Email

Website
http://tcu.gov.mt