Value Added Tax (VAT) is a complex and dynamic tax regime that presents a genuine challenge for businesses. In principle, VAT is applied to all goods and services that are sold or consumed within the European Union.

Although borne by the final consumer and intended to be neutral to businesses, VAT is charged, collected and declared to the VAT authorities by the businesses themselves. Determining the VAT liability of the transactions carried out by your business and understanding the procedures involved are therefore essential to ensure VAT compliance.

For further information, please contact our VAT Manager on LinkedIn Antoinette Muscat, e-mail us on or leave a message below.


Obtaining proper VAT advice is crucial to minimise a business’s VAT exposure whilst complying with the applicable laws. Ensuring the correct application of VAT rules becomes even more relevant when operating across multiple jurisdictions.

Our team at E&S Group has extensive VAT knowledge and industry experience to support clients in the best interests of their business. We provide a range of tailored advisory services to assist clients in:

  • Identifying the correct VAT treatment of transactions and the resulting VAT compliance obligations;
  • Maximising VAT planning opportunities;
  • Achieving efficient VAT structures; and
  • Keeping abreast with the VAT developments in the ever-changing regulatory environment.


Inevitably, VAT compliance obligations translate into time-consuming and burdensome administrative tasks for businesses.

Our team at E&S Group offers a range of cost-effective services to professionally manage the VAT responsibilities of your business. Our services include:

  • VAT registration and de-registration;
  • Liaison with VAT and Customs authorities;
  • Timely preparation and submission of periodical VAT returns and recapitulative statements;
  • Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) registration and submission of returns;
  • Intrastat reporting;
  • Cross-border reclamation of VAT;
  • Assistance with importation procedures and application for VAT deferment; and
  • Support and representation during VAT investigations.


"According to our experience, E&S Consultancy team is made up of well-trained and skilled professionals who are always there to satisfy your business needs with reference to Maltase law. Their work is well organized and carried out in a precise and timely manner. I look forward to continuing my cooperation with E&S Consultancy."

Giorgio Crotta & Marco Compagnino - FIDINAM & Partners


Chief Financial Officer and Director of Accounts

Antonella Lia

Antonella, obtained a Master Degree in Accounting from the University of Malta in 2015, and has furthered her studies by obtaining a Professional Certificate in Taxation in 2017. She has been working with E&S Group since 2012 and presently manages the Accounts Department as Director of E&S Back Office Services Ltd. Her main areas of practice are Corporate Tax, VAT, as well as the preparation of Financial Statements for companies from various industries including aviation, gaming, shipping, manufacturing, financial and other services.

Antonella is fluent in Maltese, English and Italian.

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Chief Executive Officer

Karl Schranz

An accountant by profession, Karl spent 10 years working for a reputable audit firm in various audit roles before joining JP Morgan Chase in London in 2005, specifically working in Credit Hybrid Derivatives. He then returned to Malta to head the corporate finance arm of a local audit firm. In 2009, together with Christian, he was one of the founding members of a Corporate Services Provider in Malta, leaving to set up E&S Consultancy in 2010. Karl heads E&S’ ICO and Tokenomics department, however, his competences include advising and assisting in all MFSA licensing processes, accountancy, Token structuring, iGaming, and all aspects of corporate finance.

Karl is fluent in English, Italian, Maltese.

Phone:+356 2010 3020

VAT Manager

Antoinette Muscat

Antoinette joined the accounts team at E&S Group in 2014 after graduating with a Master Degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta. Her passion and interest in the area of indirect taxation has led to her current position of VAT Manager where, in addition to the preparation of financial statements, she is responsible for overseeing the clients’ VAT compliance obligations and provides advisory on the VAT treatment of transactions undertaken in different business areas, including gaming, blockchain and the financial sector.

Antoinette is fluent in English, Italian and Maltese.

Phone:+356 2010 3020



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