I have raised this issue with the income tax people, as well as the ministers responsible for this department, for a number of years, but I have never been given an answer to explain why, as a non-resident person in Malta, I am charged at 20 per cent on a pension earned in Malta, while had I been a resident or a temporary resident, this pension would not have been taxed at all.
Had I been a returned migrant, I might have been taxed at 15 per cent. No married rate for income tax purposes exists for a non-resident.
The irony is that as a non-resident I am less of a burden on the Maltese government. Apart from the fact that this is what the law says, is there an explanation for this discrimination?
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