Josef Mercieca Tax BDO Malta

Josef Mercieca

Tax Partner


Due Diligence | Tax Planning & Advisory | Tax Structuring | Payroll & Employee Maintenance Services | Indirect Tax | Fiscal Incentives under Maltese Enterprise Act | Blockchain Advisory | Tax on Immovable Property Transfers & Rental Income | FATCA and CRS | Taxation of Trusts | Transfer Pricing | Expatriate & Personal Tax Services

Executive summary


Josef Mercieca heads the tax team as Tax Partner for the Firm. Josef holds a first degree in Accounting and has worked with one of the Big 4 Audit firms in Malta for four years, three years of which heading the indirect tax section.  He also acted as the Tax Director for one of the longest established Maltese audit firms for six years where he headed the tax department.


Josef is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Malta Institute of Management (MIM) and has delivered presentations and training on topics relating to VAT, tax and corporate restructuring, both in Malta and abroad. Josef was one of the contributing authors in “Principles of VAT Law” the first ever publication on VAT in Malta and regularly authors articles on taxation. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences dealing with blockchain and taxation of crypto currency transactions and has authored various articles on the subject matter.


He was an ACCA lecturer for eight years, where he lectured both the Maltese variants of Taxation (F6) and Advanced Taxation (P6). Josef has a broad experience in advising local and foreign clients in the set-up of tax efficient structures in particular involving cross border taxation, capital gains tax, property transfer taxes and duty on documents and transfers.


Professional Affiliations

Malta Institute of Accountants

Malta Institute of Taxation 



First degree in Accounting