What about income tax and VAT effects on immovable property? This two-part seminar will explore the impact of these taxes on real estate investments and outlines the rules and exceptions to these rules for navigating these challenging regulations. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain a better understanding of how immovable property tax and VAT can shape your financial landscape.

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Dr Melanie Ciappara qualified as a lawyer from the University of Malta and further pursued her studies in international taxation at Leiden University, the Netherlands, where she obtained an Adv. LLM in International Taxation.

Melanie has over ten years of experience, both in Malta and abroad, where she specialised in providing a variety of services to corporate and private clients, ranging from international tax advisory to tax compliance services.

She is a manager within the tax practice at RSM.

Laura Bugeja, currently supervising the tax compliance services at RSM Malta, is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor. She graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) Degree from the University of Malta, after which she pursued her post-graduate Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation.




Kenneth Cremona graduated with a Master in Accountancy from the University of Malta in 2015. Kenneth joined RSM Malta in 2016, initially working on Income Tax Compliance dealing with clients established in multiple industries including Gaming, Immovable Property, Investments, Pharmaceuticals and Retail. During 2019, he specialised in VAT advisory and was promoted to a Supervisory role within the firm, and as an Assistant Manager in 2021. Kenneth is also a CPA warrant holder and received the Professional Certificate in Taxation issued by the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2017.


Sven Xerri, a Certified Public Accountant by profession is an assistant manager within the Indirect Taxation practice of RSM Malta. He read for a Master’s Degree in Accountancy at the University of Malta and was awarded a post-graduate Certificate in Taxation by the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2020. Sven has been involved in several corporate restructurings and direct tax compliance engagements involving both local and foreign enterprises operating in various industries before focusing exclusively on Indirect Taxation advisory and compliance. Sven is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.