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  • 17 Jan 2020 16:12 | Anonymous

    The Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA" or "the Authority") has become aware on an entity by the name of AlphaEx which has an internet presence at https://www.alphaex.net/

    The entity is claiming to be A secure & dependable trading platform, AlphaEx is created for competent investors, businesses, and everyone, who wants to purchase or sell XDC, Ether and Bitcoin worldwide Additionally, the entity claims that it is Registered & Gained Transitoy Licence under MFSA. (sic)

    The Authority would like to inform the public that AlphaEx is NOT a Maltese registered company NOR is it authorised to provide any financial services in or from Malta. Additionally, the entity is not licensed nor registered under the Virtual Financial Services Act .

    The MFSA would like to remind consumers of financial services not to enter into any financial services transactions unless they have ascertained that the entity with whom the transaction is being made is authorised to provide such services by the MFSA or another reputable financial services regulator. A list of entities licensed by the MFSA can be viewed on the official website of the Authority at https://www.mfsa.mt/financial-services-register/

    If you are a victim of a scam or think you might be dealing with an unauthorised entity or any type of financial scam, first of all, stop all transactions with the company and contact the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/about-us/contact/ as soon as a suspicion arises.


  • 9 Jan 2020 13:09 | Anonymous
    The Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA") has become aware of an entity operating under the name of KREDIT GROUP FINANCE. The entity is promoting the provision of loan services via advertisements on various internet web pages. The entity is also contacting prospective clients via mass emails in which they state - Għandek bżonn self biex tikklerja d-djun tiegħek, tħallas il-kontijiet tiegħek jew twaqqaf proġett … Il-kapaċità tas-self tagħna hija minn 5,000 € sa 50,000,000 € b'rata raġonevoli ta' 1.25% … Fi sħubija ma' sħab bankarji madwar l-Unjoni Ewropea, l-offerti ta' kreditu tagħna huma pprovduti permezz ta' trasferiment bankarju għas-sigurtà tat-tranżazzjoni lil kwalunkwe persuna“.
    While the contents of the email may vary, recipients are provided with the following contact details: email address lencrero@gmail.com and Whatsapp number +33 755931315 for further business enquiries.
    The MFSA wishes to alert the public, in Malta and abroad, that KREDIT GROUP FINANCE is NOT a Maltese registered Company NOR licenced or otherwise authorised by the MFSA to provide any banking services or other financial services which are required to be licenced or otherwise authorised under Maltese law. Furthermore, information available to the MFSA suggests that KREDIT GROUP FINANCE is likely to be a scheme of dubious nature with a high risk of loss of money. The public should therefore refrain from undertaking any business or transactions with the above-mentioned entity.
    The MFSA would like to remind consumers of financial services not to enter into any financial services transaction unless they have ascertained that the entity with whom the transaction is being made is authorised to provide such services by the MFSA or another reputable financial services regulator. Investors should also be extra cautious when being approached with offers of financial services via unconventional channels such as telephone calls or social media.
    A list of entities licensed by the MFSA can be viewed on the official website of the MFSA at http://www.mfsa.com.mt/pages/licenceholders.aspx.
    If you are a victim of a scam or think you might be dealing with an unauthorised entity or any other type of financial scam, first of all stop all transactions with the company and contact the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/about-us/contact/ as soon as a suspicion arises.


  • 31 Dec 2019 09:50 | Anonymous

    The MFSA has become aware of the entity Jibi BANK Plc which has an internet presence at https://www.jibi-groupe.com/. The entity purports to be a Maltese registered company and that "Jibi Bank plc is approved as a banking establishment by the Maltese Financial Services Authority" . It also claims to have its registered address at Tagliaferro Business Centre, Level 6, 14 High Street, Sliema.

    The Authority would like to inform the public that https://www.jibi-groupe.com/ is NOT a Maltese registered company NOR is it authorised to provide any financial services, including Banking services, in or from Malta. Although the website states that the entity holds a company number, the MFSA would like to emphasise that this company number belongs to another entity, and NOT to the entity mentioned in this notice.

    The MFSA therefore alerts the public, in Malta and abroad, to refrain from undertaking any business or transactions with the above-mentioned entity.

    The MFSA would like to remind consumers of financial services not to enter into any financial services transaction unless they have ascertained that the entity with whom the transaction is being made is authorised to provide such services by the MFSA or another reputable financial services regulator.

    A list of entities licensed by the MFSA is available from the MFSA and can be viewed on the official website of the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/financial-services-register/




  • 24 Dec 2019 13:30 | Anonymous

    ​The Commissioner for Revenue notifies that as from January 2020, the annual declaration and any notice of payment of VAT for persons registered under article 12, should be filled online through this link. Moreover, it is also notified that the annual declaration for the year 2019 will not by furnished by the Office of the Commissioner.

    It is important that registered persons have their e-ID active. If not, kindly obtain it since without the e-ID, no access to the VAT Online Services will be available.  For more information regarding the e-ID, you may wish to visit the servizz.gov.mt website

    For more information please phone 144 or send an e mail to vat.cfr@gov.mt

    Guidelines for such submissions are available from here.


  • 24 Dec 2019 13:29 | Anonymous

    ​The Commissioner for Revenue notifies that as from January 2020, the annual declaration and any notice of payment of VAT for persons registered under article 12, should be filled online through this link. Moreover, it is also notified that the annual declaration for the year 2019 will not by furnished by the Office of the Commissioner.

    It is important that registered persons have their e-ID active. If not, kindly obtain it since without the e-ID, no access to the VAT Online Services will be available.  For more information regarding the e-ID, you may wish to visit the servizz.gov.mt website

    For more information please phone 144 or send an e mail to vat.cfr@gov.mt

    Guidelines for such submissions are available from here.


  • 18 Dec 2019 10:54 | Anonymous

    The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA” or “the Authority”) has become aware of an entity by the name of MUTUAL REAL ESTATE FUND (renamed as 21 SOLSTICE) which has an internet presence at https://mutualrealestatefunds.com. This website is using the details of an MFSA licensed company 21 SOLSTICE FUNDS SICAV P.L.C. Fraudsters are using the details of this genuine company in an effort to deceive the public and information available to the MFSA suggests that MUTUAL REAL ESTATE FUND (renamed as 21 SOLSTICE)  is likely to be a scheme of dubious nature with a high risk of loss of money.

    The Authority would like to inform the public that https://mutualrealestatefunds.com is NOT a Maltese registered company NOR is it authorised to provide any financial services in or from Malta. Additionally, https://mutualrealestatefunds.com has NO association with 21 SOLSTICE FUNDS SICAV P.L.C.

    The website https://mutualrealestatefunds.com therefore appears to be a clone of the website of the legitimate entity and the public should therefore refrain from undertaking any business or transactions with the false entity.

     Registered Entity                    Clone
    21 SOLSTICE FUNDS SICAV P.L.C. MUTUAL REAL ESTATE FUND
    (renamed as 21 SOLSTICE)
    https://www.21solstice.cz/cs https://mutualrealestatefunds.com  
    SV 471  N/A
    Level 1, Blue Harbour Business Centre,
    Ta’ Xbiex Seafront XBX 1027
    Malta
    Level 1, Blue Harbour Business Centre,
    Ta’ Xbiex Seafront XBX 1027
    Malta
    Alternative Investment Fund Manager –De Minimis AIFM, and Collective Investment Schemes Licence Holders - PIFs


     Unlicensed                                          

    The MFSA would like to remind consumers of financial services not to enter into any financial services transaction unless they have ascertained that the entity with whom the transaction is being made is authorised to provide such services by the MFSA or another reputable financial services regulator. A list of entities licensed by the MFSA can be viewed on the official website of the Authority at https://www.mfsa.mt/financial-services-register/.

    For more information on clone companies please refer to the Scam Detection Guidelines issued by the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/consumers/scams-warnings/typical-scams/. If you are a victim of a scam or think you might be dealing with an unauthorised entity or any other type of financial scam, first of all stop all transactions with the company and contact the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/about-us/contact/ as soon as a suspicion arises.


  • 3 Dec 2019 12:00 | Anonymous
    The circumstances prevailing within the country are so extraordinary and grave that immediate actions are needed to restore serenity and confidence in the country and in our marketplace. 
    Our profession demands an incredibly strong message from government and the institutions in the form of immediate changes in the executive arm running this country and those leading the relevant institutions.   The satisfactory conclusion of the investigations into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia must be the primary objective within the country to ensure justice is served, and definitely seen to be served without any shadow of doubt. Conflicts of interest, actual or perceived, must not impact the process or outcome of the investigations.  The persons leading the country, within the government, and the persons leading the relevant institutions have chosen to do so to protect our society, our economy and our market.   These positions carry with them responsibility and accountability for the achievement or otherwise of these objectives.  The people occupying such roles should make way now to avoid further reputational damage for Malta and above all to carry political responsibility. We are in this unsustainable situation where stakeholders and the Maltese people in general have to plead for the appropriate reaction which is obviously expected in a democracy.
    Our profession is continuously expected to raise quality standards, comply with more rigorous regulatory requirements and perform better generally.  Likewise, our profession certainly demands that higher standards are also imposed on government, on the public sector and on the relevant institutions.  Our profession is working in extreme adverse conditions with the difficulties experienced with correspondent banking and hence strained relationships with banks and financial institutions; the outcome of the Moneyval assessment and the potential implications on the profile of the country; together with the proposed changes in the regulatory framework within which accountants work, impacting severely the market place.  We have been let down by the certain elements within government and the institutions.  The professed higher standards need to be embraced by these as well as being imposed on the private sector and professionals in general. 
    These higher standards need to be implemented today through changes in the leadership of the country and of the institutions.   We simply cannot wait anymore; our economy and our market dictate this.

  • 11 Jul 2019 12:00 | Anonymous
    Please note that an updated version of the NID Guidelines will be uploaded to the CfR website shortly. The update consists of a new paragraph ‘xi’ applicable from YA2020 which will read as follows:
     
    “(xi) Accounting Periods other than 12 Months
     
    To further approximate the neutrality between debt and equity financing, an adjustment shall be applied to the NID to remove distortive and disproportionate deductions in respect of accounting periods that are longer or shorter than 12 months. The NID in respect of the years of assessment to which such accounting periods refer shall be inflated or reduced by multiplying the deduction contemplated by Rule 4(1) of the Rules by the number of days in the accounting period and dividing the result by 365. This paragraph (xi) shall be applicable to the year of assessment 2020 and subsequent years of assessment.”


  • 31 May 2019 12:00 | Anonymous
    The Commissioner for Revenue notifies that the year of assessment 2019 electronic income tax return for companies is now available on their online services.  For this year of assessment there were the following salient changes to the tax return:
    Index updated to reflect the addition of new attachments and the removal of attachments no longer applicable.
    TRA 05 – changes are consequential to the Amendment to the Deduction for Wear and Tear of Plant and Machinery Rules (LN 322 of 2018).  The minimum number of years over which Aircraft airframe, aircraft engines, Aircraft engine or airframe overhaul and Aircraft interiors and other parts is now four years.
    TRA 08 to 14 – the return now includes space to indicate any ‘interest expense’ that is mandatory. The interest expense has to be allocated against the source of income it generates.
    TRA 09 – space is provided to indicate any Deemed Interest Income received under the Notional Interest Deduction Rules. The result under the MTA is transcribed to TRA 100.
    TRA 100 – layout partially changed from the previous year version and most workings have been transferred to the new TRA 100A (see below).  Data entry in this attachment is restricted to four initial questions, the additional 10% reallocation to the Final Tax Account and shareholder details and notional interest deemed received by them. The rest is all calculated.
    Page 4 of the Return – three new fields [49d to 49f] introduced but limited for use when NID is claimed and there are trading losses and gains in the different tax accounts. 
    New Tax Return Attachments
    TRA 101A – This new attachment complements TRA 100 and incorporates all workings. It caters for the Direct and Indirect attribution of risk capital according to source, the calculation of the Notional Interest Deduction (NID) and the NID that may be claimed against each source of income. Input is required for NID claimed for the year segregated by source, tax account and Direct /Indirect Attribution. The NID totals are then transcribed to Page 4 of the tax return (fields 68e and 68f). Any excess unabsorbed NID c/fwd is also required.
    TRA 107 – introduced to cater for the Amortisation of Capital expenditure on Intellectual Property or Intellectual Property Rights [Income Tax Act Article 14(1)(m)]. The resulting amortisation in this attachment, is transcribed to Page 3 of the return [field 32a].
    TRA 108 – this attachment requires input in the case of Tax credits supporting the refurbishment of Hotels and Restaurants [Malta Enterprise Act – LN 120 of 2018].
    TRA 109 – caters for the Tax credits under the Investment Aid for Energy Efficiency Regulations [ME Act - LN 122 of 2018].
    Note that TRA 35 is updated with the new tax credits introduced.
    TRA 110 – this new attachment sets out three questions (column B) about the Nexus with any of the jurisdictions listed in the EU List of Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdictions. Depending on the answers given to each question, (column C), the attachment may also require the number of transactions or links that will in turn control the data entries in columns D to I. The use of this attachment is triggered by the response to statement 27 on Page 2 of the return that is in turn also hyperlinked to the CfR web page disclosing the EU List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes.


  • 9 May 2019 12:00 | Anonymous
    For this year of assessment there were a number of salient changes to the Company Tax return Y/A 2019.
    Click here for more information. 


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