Service charges documents will now be accepted by MIRA only

Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) has signed an agreement to accept documents submitted by individuals who collect service charges under the Employment Act.

The agreement was signed by Commissioner General of Taxation Fathuhulla Jameel and Director General of the Labour Relations Authority (LRA) Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa. The agreement stipulates that documents that need to be submitted to both authorities by individuals who collect service charges under the Employment Act will now have to submit the documents to MIRA only. Additionally, the payments being collected by the LRA will now be collected by MIRA under the agreement.

MIRA has also prepared an online system in order to facilitate individuals who are required to submit documents for collecting service charges and has agreed to share the information collected through this system with the LRA. MIRA is an autonomous body responsible for tax administration after the modern tax system was established in the Maldives in 2010.

The LRA was established to observe compliance with the Employment Act and its regulations enacted and to implement the administrative steps required for adherence to the Employment Act.