COURT CASE TO GET VAT ON CAR REGISTRATION BACK
- From: Arnold Cassola <arnoldcassola@...>
Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 2:26 AM
Are you interested in getting back the VAT paid on your car
registration fee after Malta's entry in the EU?
We, at Alternattiva Demokratika are initiating legal procedures in this respect:
The situation is as follows:
1) an official letter must be sent to the government (as in all cases
when action against government is going to follow). This puts the
government in default (bad faith) and is called a "protest". It would
cost about LM 40 (court and legal fees to file)
2) Court action would follow. The lawsuit and lawyer's fees would cost
LM 506 and would quote EU law and policy and ask for a refund
3) The law (ours) mentions a prescriptive period of 2 years within
which such lawsuits must be filed. Although it can be argued that
people who bought the cars did not know that the imposition of tax on
duty was illegal, this is still shaky ground. Hence, it would be
preferable for those who have bought a car within the last two years
to be the claimants, therefore preferably from March 2007. But this
still leaves it possible for buyers of cars from 1 May 2004 till March
2007 to join the court case, if they so wish.
If you agree to the above, we would ask from you a contribution of 40
euros for the protest and eventual court case. Cheque to be made in
name of Alt Services and sent to Alternattiva Demokratika, 10 Triq
Manwel Dimech, Sliema.
If you agree, please send also by email to arnoldcassola@... :
1. date of purchase of car and make of car. 2. your name and address
and other contact details.
Looking forward to hearing from you.