Information on Reliability of Registered Documents

All documents and statutory notices submitted by companies for registration are signed/authenticated by the signature of a director or company secretary of the company. Documents and statutory notices are received by the Registrar of Companies in good faith. The company officer signing is responsible for the content of the document. It is a criminal offence…

Change in Fees

Please note the following fees as amended by the Companies Act (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017. Applicable as from 20 July 2017. Every copy per sheet (regarding order of documents)€0.50 Certificate regarding true copies: in unbound form€5 Certificate regarding true copies: in bound form €10 For a certificate regarding the directors of a company (list of…

Evidence of paid up share capital – New Companies in Formation

It has been noticed that often banks are issuing receipts for the deposit of initial paid up capital in respect of new companies in formation without the company name being indicated on the document. This type of "bank slip" is not proper evidence of the paid up capital. Furthermore bank slips without the company name…

Notice to Company Officers

The Registry of Companies Online System is currently being upgraded. One of the new features of the system will be the possibility of issuing automated electronic reminders to all registered companies concerning the due dates and deadlines regarding the filing of the annual returns and annual accounts of companies. For this purpose we need to…

Notice on Penalties

The Registry of Companies wishes to notify authorised representatives of all Companies registered in Malta that following an extensive and thorough enhancement of its software, an upgraded system will go live as from the 23rd January 2017. The system will, on the basis of companies’ records held at the Registry of Companies, generate the following…

Notice to Company Directors

Company directors should be aware of new accounting rules which have become applicable for financial years commencing on or after 1st January 2016, relating to the preparation and presentation of annual accounts. It is the responsibility of directors to ensure that annual accounts in respect of their company are prepared and filed with the Registrar…

Changes in Companies Act

Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding annual financial statements of companies was transposed in Maltese laws by means of Legal Notice 289 of 2015 entitled “Accountancy Profession (General Accounting Principles for Small and Medium-Sized Entities) Regulations, 2015”, and amendments to the Companies Act, 1995. The changes will affect financial reporting…

Notice Regarding Article 211 of the Companies Act

Article 211 of the Companies Act, concerning the private exempt company, has been amended to the effect that the condition that a body corporate shall not hold, or have interest in, any shares or debentures of the company for a company to be able to qualify for the status of exempt company has been removed.…

Registry of Companies Fees

Please note that as from 1st September 2011 the payment requested by the Registrar of Companies in respect of the cost of the publication of notices in a daily newspaper shall be as follows. Amalgamation/Merger of Companies €50 Division of Companies €50 Cross-Border Merger €100 Conversion of Company/Partnership €50 Reduction of Capital €50 Contribution Reduction/Assignment…