How are taxes charged?

Taxes are charged on the total amount of a certain product / service you have included in your bill. There are two taxes that might be found on your bill:

  • Value-added tax (VAT) consists of 18% above the price of each item on your bill. This can be found on all bills issued by GO.
  • Excise tax is a tax specifically for mobile services, which is calculated as 4% above the price of each item on your mobile service bill. Excise Duty is a National tax, imposed by the Excise Duty Act – Chapter 382 of the Laws of Malta.