Police to benefit from lower rate of income tax for extra duties

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Police to benefit from lower rate of income tax for extra dutiesA measure announced in the budget for a lower rate of tax on the extra duties carried out by Police officers, will take effect from the 1st of January 2016, the Government said today.

This was confirmed by the Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela, who said that instead of the current rate of tax of 25%, which varies according to income and the state of the individual, they will instead be taxed at 15% for this type of duty.

Minister Abela said that he calculated, by this measure, Police officers in Gozo and Malta who take on a number of extra duties will be benefiting from about € 390 more per year each.

Members of the Police who spoke with the Minister today, said that this measure was welcomed positively by the officers because it shows appreciation in the diligence of their work.

Currently there are more than 420 Police officers entitled to do this kind of work. It is estimated that the majority of the extra duties are through work in banks, football stadiums and other sporting events, weddings, private celebrations, as well as private activities of local councils

Police officers who are interested in doing extra duty are required to register with the Police Human Resources Section.

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