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COVID-19 News & Alerts Archive

COVID-19 News & Alerts Archive

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Archived News and Alerts

05/06/2020 - Member States representatives reach compromise on deferral of MDR/DAC6 deadlines

05/06/2020 - COVID-19 Social Security Benefits – Applications closed

05/06/2020 - Exemption from the Travel Ban to transiting yachts

04/06/2020 - Lifting of COVID-19 restrictions – Legal Notices published

03/06/2020 - Mitigating conditions and guidance for establishments

02/06/2020 - Extension of the Income Tax Return deadline for year of assessment 2020

02/06/2020 - Gozo Back Office and Relocation Schemes launched  

02/06/2020 - Lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

26/05/2020 - Gozo Teleworking Scheme launched

26/05/2020 - COVID-19 Tax Deferral – Settlement date

25/05/2020 -COVID-19 Wage Supplement for May

22/05/2020 - Lifting of suspension of legal and judicial times related to promise of sale agreements

22/05/2020 - Quarantine Leave Scheme – Time frame for filing of applications

22/05/2020 - Re-opening on establishments and public gatherings – Legal Notices published

21/05/2020 - Revenue Notice: Class 2 SSC implications of COVID Wage Supplement

20/05/2020 - EU Commission’s call for EU-funded research into COVID-19

19/05/2020 - Re-opening of establishments and lifting of restrictive measures

18/05/2020 - EU Commission approves Malta’s Interest Rate Subsidy Scheme

15/05/2020 - Rent Subsidy 2020 Scheme launched

15/05/2020 - Appointment of Special Controllers

13/05/2020 - Company Reconstructions Fund Regulations published

13/05/2020 - EC approves another Maltese support measure

12/05/2020 - COVID-19 Crisis - time to review your recruitment

11/05/2020 - Voluntary Organisations Emergency Fund

11/05/2020 - EU Commission extends the State Aid Temporary Framework further

11/05/2020 - E-learning training scheme for the tourism industry

11/05/2020 - Rent Subsidy Regulations published

11/05/2020 - 5% VAT on protective face masks and visors

11/05/2020 - 15 May – Deadline for COVID-19 Tax Deferral

11/05/2020 - EU Commission proposes to postpone EU mandatory disclosure rules (DAC6), CRS reporting deadlines and VAT e-commerce package

08/05/2020 -Teleworking Activities Scheme to be phased out 

07/05/2020 - Special COVID-19 Remote Survey Procedures

05/05/2020 - Price Order published

04/05/2020 - Lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions

04/05/2020 - COVID-19 Tax Deferral Scheme Extended

30/04/2020 - COVID-related measures hinted by Government

29/04/2020 - COVID-19 R&D Fund – Applications open

29/04/2020 -Clarification: Six-month moratorium on loan repayments

29/04/2020 - Amendments to the General Provisions applying to the Suspension of Legal and Judicial Times

27/04/2020 - Extension by the Revenue of the April Provisional Tax payment deadline

27/04/2020 - European Commission approves Malta’s COVID wage supplement scheme

24/04/2020 - Launch of COVID-19 R&D Fund

23/04/2020 - European Commission approves Malta’s R&D scheme

22/04/2020 - Deferral of Excise Duty Payments – LN Published

21/04/2020 - Extended deadline for voluntary repatriation assistance

17/04/2020 - Conditions of work in COVID-19 times – Updated FAQs

17/04/2020 - Interest rate subsidy of up to 2.5% announced

15/04/2020 - Deferral of Excise Duty Payments

15/04/2020 - People & Change COVID-19 Incentive

14/04/2020 - General Provisions applying to the Suspension of Legal and Judicial Times

14/04/2020 -Six-month moratorium on loan repayments

14/04/2020 - COVID-19 Wage Supplement – Notice in Government Gazette

13/04/2020 - Voluntary repatriation assistance for foreign nationals

10/04/2020 - COVID-19 crisis – Prioritise your People Agenda

06/04/2020 - MDIA launches COVID-19 innovation initiative

06/04/2020 - Customs duties, VAT waived on imports of medical items

06/04/2020 - Suspension of Legal Times in terms of certain Tax Acts

06/04/2020 -Revenue Notice to Employers - COVID Wage supplement - Payroll Implications

06/04/2020 - EU Commission extends the State Aid Temporary Framework

06/04/2020 - The Malta Development Bank launches the MDB COVID-19 Guarantee Scheme 

06/04/2020 - The Malta Business Registry has notified that following the health advice, MBR will only process paper documents on the first working day after 72hours from receipt of such document. On-site inspections will be held through digital means.

06/04/2020 - OECD: Tax implications for cross-border workers and other issues

06/04/2020 - Sailing together through Unchartered Waters

03/04/2020 - EU Commission approves Malta’s guarantee scheme

02/04/2020 - Conditions of work in COVID-19 times – FAQs

01/04/2020 - Customs: Electronic/Remote submission/processing of documents

01/04/2020 - Benefit to Vulnerable Persons ordered to stay at home

01/04/2020 - Closure of VRT Stations Order - further exceptions to the previous order to close all Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing stations in Malta and Gozo have been made. These can be found in Legal Notice 114 of 2020.

01/04/2020 - Extension of deadline to submit Financial Account information report for year 2019

01/04/2020 - Council of the EU adopts measures for immediate release of funds 

30/03/2020 - Tax Deferral Scheme - Applications Open

30/03/2020 - Updated categories of businesses that will benefit from COVID Wage Supplement

30/03/2020 - Facilitation of Teleworking – Updated FAQs - Malta Enterprise is regularly updating the FAQs on the measure providing for a grant to businesses investing in a teleworking set-up.

30/03/2020 - Protection of Vulnerable Persons Order

27/03/2020 - VAT considerations associated with COVID-19

27/03/2020 - European Commission FDI screening guidelines

26/03/2020 - Leading Remotely

26/03/2020 - Closure of Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing Stations Order – Exception

26/03/2020 - Filing of documents with the Malta Business Registry (MBR)

25/03/2020 - MGA extends deadline for the submission of audited financial statements

25/03/2020 - Social Security Benefits - Applications Open

25/03/2020 - Quarantine Leave Scheme – Applications Open

25/03/2020 - Extension of the submission deadline for the Facilitation of Teleworking Activities Scheme including certain relevant updates to the Guidelines found on Malta Enterprise Website

25/03/2020 - Launch of the third financial package by the Maltese Government

24/03/2020 - Assistance to Aviation Industry

23/03/2020 - Do insurers have COVID-19 covered?

23/03/2020 - The EU Ministers of Finance agree with the Commission’s proposal to activate the fiscal framework’s general escape clause in response to COVID-19.

23/03/2020 - Quarantine Leave Scheme - Malta Enterprise has published a notice on its website informing the public that the applications for the €350 grant to employers (including self-employed persons) for each employee on quarantine leave will be online from Wednesday, 25 March. More details regarding the applications and guidelines should be published.

23/03/2020 - Tax Deferral Scheme

23/03/2020 - Facilitation of Teleworking Activities Scheme - Malta Enterprise has published on its website a list of Frequently Asked Questions in relation to this Scheme.

23/03/2020 - Extension of the submission deadline for Gozo Transport Grant Scheme - Malta Enterprise has extended the claim submission deadline for costs incurred in 2019 in relation to this Scheme from 3 April 2020  to 3 June 2020.

23/03/2020 - Suspension of Organised Events Order

23/03/2020 - Closure of Non-Essential Retail Outlets and Outlets Providing Non-Essential Services Order

23/03/2020 - Closure of Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing Stations Order as from 20 March, all vehicle roadworthiness testing stations on the Maltese Islands have been ordered to close by the Superindendent of Public Health, through Legal Notice 91 of 2020.

23/03/2020 - Closure of the Courts of Justice - Further Clarifications - The order governing the closure of the Courts of Justice has been extended on 23rd March, pursuant to the Legal Notice 97, to cover the closure of the following tribunals, boards, commissions, committees or other entities which operate from the building of the Courts of Justice being Industrial Tribunal, Employment Commission, Committee of Inquiry (Deprivation of Citizenship), Partition of Inheritances Tribunal and Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal.

23/03/2020 - COVID-19 Financial Reporting Resource Centre - Resource centre on the financial reporting impacts of coronavirus

20/03/2020 - Financial packages in response to COVID-19

18/03/2020 - Business assistance during the Coronavirus Outbreak

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