The Malta Business Registry publishes its 2020 Annual Report

The Malta Business Registry has published its Annual Report and Financial Statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2020. During 2020, the Malta Business Registry focused on the enhancement of due diligence processes and legislative frameworks that safeguard the Maltese jurisdiction whilst ensuring an accurate Registry.  Moreover, the Malta Business Registry implemented all MONEYVAL…

Notice to Company Service Providers regarding the Company Service Providers Act

The Registrar of Companies would like to bring to the attention of the Company Service Providers and the general public the recent amendments that took place in the Company Service Providers Act and how this will impact on the operations of the Malta Business Registry (MBR). Kindly note the below: Processing by the MBR Persons…

Share Transfer Notice

The Commissioner for Revenue and the Registrar of Companies would like to notify that, in respect of share transfers and changes in issued share capital/voting rights of companies and other commercial partnerships where applicable, or  transfers of interests in partnerships, requiring registration by the International and Corporate Tax Unit (ICTU), all relevant documents should be…

Notice to Liquidators with respect to pending winding up

The Registrar of Companies would like to remind liquidators that Article 322 of the Companies Act provides that where a company is being wound up, whether by the court or voluntarily, and such winding up is not concluded within twelve months after the dissolution of the company, the liquidator shall, within thirty days from the…

Online Filing of Annual Accounts

Company annual accounts may now be filed with the Registry of Companies through the Registry online system. The submission of the accounts which are duly signed and dated as prescribed by the Companies Act may be made by authorised users of the Registry online system, being either directors, the company secretaries or individuals specifically authorised…

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…