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  • 11 May 2020 09:00 | Anonymous
    The FIAU would like to bring the below Notice to the attention of all members:
    The FIAU would like to remind all Subject Persons who have not yet submitted the Risk Evaluation Questionnaire (REQ), to process their submissions without undue delay and by not later than the 18th May 2020 at 17.00pm.
    By means of this notice, the FIAU is informing all Subject Persons that as from 18th May 2020, the REQ will only be available to be completed for information purposes. Subject Persons who fail to submit the REQ by 18th May 2020 deadline are still encouraged to complete the REQ but may still be subject to an imposition of an administrative penalty in terms of Regulation 19 of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (S.L 373.01).
    Subject Persons who have already submitted the REQ are requested to ignore this notice. Subject Persons who would like to confirm that the REQ has been submitted, may do so by logging into the CASPAR Portal and confirming that the REQ status for the year 2020 appears as ‘Completed’.

  • 7 May 2020 16:53 | Anonymous
    Notice from the FIAU:
    The FIAU understands that subject persons are facing unprecedented challenges and operating in difficult circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    It has now become clear that the virus is a breeding ground for criminals and criminal organizations seeking to exploit the situation. The ensuing economic crisis has likewise given criminals the opportunity to thrive.
    As Europe gradually emerges from the holds of the pandemic, the criminal landscape is only just beginning to flourish, and the risks of money laundering and terrorism financing are increasing.
    As part of its ongoing assessment of the situation, the FIAU would like to advise on current and anticipated threats, address arising concerns, and remind subject persons to remain vigilant in the face of ML/FT risks.
    Kindly click here to access the latest guidance document by the FIAU in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 7 May 2020 09:42 | Anonymous
    The Office of the Commissioner for Revenue would like to notify all MIA members that it will be adopting the guidance issued by the OECD Secretariat on the 3rd of April 2020 on tax treaty issues and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This guidance can be accessed here.
    The said Office affirms that the application of this guidance is of a temporary nature due to the current exceptional circumstances.
  • 5 May 2020 12:00 | Anonymous
    Click here to view the document.
  • 28 Apr 2020 16:29 | Anonymous
    The Malta Business Registry is notifying all subject persons with regards to amendments to sub-Regulation 12(2) of the Companies Act Regulations, 2017. See notice in link.
  • 27 Apr 2020 09:23 | Anonymous
    The MIA is in receipt of the below Notice from the FIAU:
    The FIAU would like to remind all Subject Persons who have not pre-registered on the new STR submission system (goAML), to proceed in registering without undue delay and by not later than 29th April 2020.
    Subject Persons who have already submitted their registration are requested to ignore the notice. Subject Persons who would like to confirm the registration, please refer to the confirmation email sent to their registration email. Subject Persons that are running into technical difficulty in submitting their registration, please contact us on goamlsupport@fiumalta.org. More information about this system and a technical overview of the system can be found here.
    Please note that the registrations on the new system will be approved in the coming weeks closer to the go-live date (22nd June 2020). In the meantime, please continue to use the existing STR submission system.

  • 27 Apr 2020 08:07 | Anonymous
    On 27th April, 2020 the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has issued communication that it has ‘carried out a number of amendments to the Gaming Premises Directive (Directive 2 of 2019)’. These amendments relate to different aspects of the Directive for which further information may be found in the amended Directive linked.

  • 24 Apr 2020 16:49 | Anonymous
    Reference is made to the Transitory Period allowed in terms of Article 62 of the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act ('The Act'), which came to an end on 31 October 2019, wherein entities were allowed to provide VFA services. Following the expiry of the transitory period, entities operating under the transitory provisions had the below options:
    (i) If they wished to continue providing VFA services, they were required to submit to the Malta Financial Services Authority a Letter of Intent to initiate the application process for a VFA Services Licence; or
    (ii) If they did not want to continue providing VFA services, they were required to submit a cessation of activities notification to the MFSA in terms of Section 3 of the Circular to Virtual Financial Asset Service Providers.
    Following the expiry of the transitory period, the MFSA is aware of a number of entities which have availed themselves of the transitory provisions, thus were providing VFA services, but have failed to submit either the Letter of Intent to initiate the application process for a VFA Services Licence or a cessation of activities notification.
    The Authority would like to inform the public in Malta and abroad, that the entities listed below are NOT licensed NOR authorised by the MFSA to provide any VFA services or or other financial services nor have they initiated the application process to obtain a VFA services licence:
    A Bit More Limited
    Babylon Services Limited
    Basetrade Limited
    Bayleaf Limited
    Billions X Trading Limited
    BitRoyal Limited
    Bitstraq Exchange Limited
    Botwallet Limited
    BKX Exchange Limited
    BKX Vault Limited
    Blockchain Exchange Limited
    BTSE Limited
    Cbanx Limited
    Chain Partners (Malta) Co. Ltd.
    Coin Temple Trading Limited
    Consensus Technology Malta Limited
    Crypto2Finance Ltd
    DAX Malta Ltd
    DES CT Exchange Limited
    Digital Terminal Limited
    DQR-OTC Limited
    DQR-X Limited
    Etelaranta (Malta) Limited
    Eunex M Ltd.
    Exscudo OU
    Foresight Technology Limited
    GL4 Financial Technologies Limited
    Globiance Exchange Limited
    Graviex Limited
    GSOC Limited
    HPX Limited
    Hybrid Trade Limited
    Hyperwallet Limited
    Jikji Capital Limited
    Krypital Group (Malta) Limited
    Kyon Limited
    Laser Capital Limited
    Mandala Exchange Limited
    Manticore Ventures Limited
    Muse Service Limited
    Odin Capital Limited
    OK.NET Limited
    OneZero Binary Limited
    OTC Desk Limited
    Palladium Exchange
    SP Outsourcing Sp. Z o. o.
    SRG Crypto Exchange Limited
    Thex Trade Company Ltd
    TimeX Limited
    Trendntrade TNT Limited
    Tsalgood Limited
    VBX Limited
    Venture Miles (Malta) Limited
    WeX Blockchain Limited
    Won Limited
    Zipmex Global Pte. Ltd.
    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.
    https://www.mfsa.mt/financial-services-register/Financial regulations oblige licensed entities to comply with strict legal requirements in the interest of investors and the integrity of the market. The activities of unlicensed entities are unregulated, making transactions with such entities risky for investors.
    A list of MFSA licensed entities is available and can be viewed on the official website of the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/financial-services-register/.
  • 24 Apr 2020 15:43 | Anonymous
    The Commissioner for Revenue (CFR) wants to notify that the April Provisional Tax submission deadline has been extended from 30th April 2020 to 31st May 2020 since submissions need to be done online. Hence, an e-ID login must be utilised to submit the relevant information to the CFR.
    For more information on how to register for CFR online services, click on here.
    Those individuals who do not have an e-ID login are requested to register for an e-ID Account here. Generally, Maltese citizens may request an e-ID by calling on 25904300 or by sending an email request on infoeid@gov.mt.  
  • 22 Apr 2020 12:00 | Anonymous
    Notice from the Commissioner for Revenue
    Please note that:
    Payments can only be made at Malta Post until 30/04/2020.
    Payments including interests can continue to be made online after 30/04/2020 on the CfR website (TA22, TA24). Interests are calculated by the system when filling in details.
    Payments by cheque (payable to CfR) after 30/04/2020 sent to the office of the CfR will only be accepted if they include the interest incurred.  Any cheques received after that date not including interests will be returned to taxpayers to adjust amounts of cheque to include interest.
    In case of difficulty to know the amount of interest incurred, taxpayers are to call 153 for assistance.
    Official Notice to be found here.


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