Parents of children under 16 who attended Cultural or Creative courses during 2016 can now apply for a tax deduction scheme of up to a maximum of €100 for each child. If the course was provided by an entity or individual recognised by Arts Council Malta, parents are entitled to claim a deduction against their chargeable income of up to a maximum of €100 for each child.

To claim this deduction please complete the appropriate form and send it by email to taxdoc@artscouncilmalta.org or by post to Cultural & Creative courses, Casa Scaglia, 16, Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Valletta by not later than 28 February 2017.

The form can be downloaded from here or the Inland Revenue’s website www.ird.gov.mt. If you are unsure of your course provider's SLC number, please verify directly with him/her.

Further information regarding the eligibility for this deduction scheme is available on www.ird.gov.mt, or by calling the Inland Revenue Department’s Call Centre on 2296 2296/freephone 8007 2297 or email taxpayerservice.ird@gov.mt

For the purposes of this scheme, qualifying Cultural and Creative courses are courses in the following areas:  

  • the performing arts (theatre, dance and music),
  • the visual arts (fine arts, digital arts, photography, design, video, film, painting and sculpture),
  • crafts (traditional and contemporary),
  • media (TV, radio and other audiovisual) and
  • creative writing.


Click here for the the Cultural and Creative entities providing courses that qualify for this scheme.