Government Notices published in Govt. Gazette No. 19,931 of 05 January 2018

GOVERNMENT NOTICES


No. 7

NOTARIAL PROFESSION AND 
NOTARIAL ARCHIVES ACT
(CAP. 55)

Appointment of Notary Delegate/Keeper

IT is hereby notified that in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 20 of the Notarial Profession and Notarial Archives Act, the Court of Revision of Notarial Acts has appointed Notary Dr George sive Jurgen Galea to be Notary delegate and keeper of the Acts for Notary Dr Corazon Mizzi, for the period between the 17th January, 2018 and the 21st January, 2018, and also for the period between the 5th February, 2018 and the 11th February, 2018.

Today, the 3rd of January, 2018

JANET CALLEJA
For the Registrar, Court of Revision of Notarial Acts
 


No. 8

NOTARIAL PROFESSION AND 
NOTARIAL ARCHIVES ACT
(CAP. 55)

Appointment of Notary Delegate/Keeper

IT is hereby notified that in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 20 of the Notarial Profession and Notarial Archives Act, the Court of Revision of Notarial Acts has appointed Notary Dr George sive Jurgen Galea to be Notary delegate and keeper of the Acts for Notary Dr Mary sive Mariella Mizzi together with the acts of Notary Dr Joseph Felix Abela for the period between the 17th January, 2018 and the 21st January, 2018, and also for the period between the 5th February, 2018 and the 11th February, 2018. 

Today, the 3rd of January, 2018

JANET CALLEJA
For the Registrar, Court of Revision of Notarial Acts


No. 9

MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT 
AND INFRUSTRUCTURE

Government Grant on the Purchase of Electric 
Vehicles for Private Individuals, Local Councils,  
the Business Community and NGOs

IN terms of the provisions of paragraph 8 and 10 of Government Notice No. 43 published in the Government Gazette No. 19,713 dated 17th January, 2017, the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure is extending this grant scheme until an additional amount of grants reaches the amount of €450,000. Once this amount is reached, the scheme, as extended, will be automatically terminated.


The interpretation and all other provisions under the scheme as having been published in the Notice No. 43 of the 17th January, 2017, referred to shall continue to apply till the termination of this scheme as stipulated in paragraph 8 of the same Notice except for the amount of ‘€150,000’ which is being substituted by the amount ‘€450,000’.

The public is hereby being notified that all applications relative to this scheme which have been or shall be submitted under this scheme after the sum of €150,000 specified in the notice governing this scheme has been reached shall be deemed to be valid applications under this scheme until the sum of €450,000 is reached.

5th January, 2018



No. 10

MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT 
AND INFRUSTRUCTURE

Government Grant on the Purchase 
of Environment-friendly Vehicles

IN terms of the provisions of paragraph 8 and 9 of the Government Notice No. 45 published in the Government Gazette No. 19,713 dated 17th January, 2017, the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure is extending this grant scheme until an additional amount of grants reaches the amount of €1,200,000 for item 2.2 (subsection a and b) and €200,000 for item 2.2 (subsection c and d). Once this amount is reached, the scheme, as extended, will be automatically terminated.

The interpretation and all other provisions under the scheme as having been published in the Notice No. 45 of the 17th January, 2017, referred to shall continue to apply till the termination of this scheme as stipulated in paragraph 8 of the same Notice except for the amount of ‘€400,000’ which is being substituted by the amount ‘€1,400,000’.

The public is hereby being notified that all applications relative to this scheme which have been or shall be submitted under this scheme after the sum of €400,000 specified in the notice governing this scheme has been reached shall be deemed to be valid applications under this scheme until the sum of €1,400,000 is reached.

5th January, 2018




No. 11

MINISTRY FOR FINANCE

A Once-Only Grant on the Purchase of a Bicycle 
and a Pedelec Bicycle

IN ORDER to encourage the use of clean means of transport while, at the same time, encouraging physical exercise, the Minister for Finance has made the following scheme.

1. Interpretation

In this scheme, unless the context otherwise requires:


‘applicant’ means any person who is a resident in Malta.  When the applicant is under the age of 16 as on the date of application, one of the parents or the legal guardian must apply on his/her behalf;


‘effective date’ means the 1st January 2018;

‘Malta’ means the islands of Malta;

‘person’ means a natural person and does not include any organisational entity;

‘person residing in Malta’ means a natural person who holds a legally valid identification document issued in terms of the Identity Card and Other Documents Act (Cap. 258) or who has a residence permit or equivalent documentation issued by a competent national authority; 


‘fiscal receipt’ means a receipt as defined in the Thirteenth Schedule to the Value Added Tax (Chap. 406), as subsequently amended, and also includes any regulation made by the same Act;

‘bicycle’ means any bicycle that is not a motor-powered bicycle and includes also a pedelec bicycle, which is an electric pedal cycle which must be pedalled and which electric motor assists the cyclist only when the cyclist is pedalling. A pedelec bicycle does not possess a throttle and its electric motor must have an output not exceeding 250 watts.  The kerbside weight of the pedelec bicycle must not exceed 40 kg and 60 kg in the case of a pedelec tandem bicycle;

‘purchase price of the bicycle’ means the total purchase price of  the complete bicycle including VAT, however excluding any additional parts or accessories and which purchase price have been paid in full by the applicant prior to applying for this grant.
2. Area of applicability

This scheme applies to the expenditure that is incurred once only on the purchase price of the bicycle by the applicant, and which bicycle is purchased by the applicant on the effective date or afterwards during the duration of this scheme.  Persons who have already benefited from the grants of the previous schemes related to the purchase of a bicycle and which appeared as a Government Notice No. 1095 of the Government Gazette of the 9th  December, 2008, as a Government Notice No. 91 of the Government Gazette of the 28th January, 2015, as a Government Notice No. 278 of the Government Gazette of the 7th April, 2015, as a Government Notice No. 1231 of the Government Gazette of the 15th December, 2015 and as a Government Notice No. 38 of the Government Gazette of the 8th January, 2017, are excluded from applying for this scheme.

3. Expenditure to be reported

The expenditure to be reported is in respect of the purchase price of the bicycle as defined in section (1) above.

4. Manner of application and supporting documents.


Applications under this scheme shall be made only via the official electronic portal/s which may be indicated from time to time for this purpose.

For this purpose, the applicant shall furnish the details of the invoices/fiscal receipts and any further documentation required to be submitted as required on the indicated portal.  Provided that, the original fiscal receipts/invoices and relevant documentation shall be kept by the applicant for a period of not less than two years from the date of application and produced upon request to the Commissioner for Revenue for verification purposes.

Failure to produce any such documents upon request the applicant will be obliged to refund the amount paid under the scheme and in the case of a fraudulent application criminal action in terms of the Criminal Code (Cap. 9) will be taken against him.

In the case of a bicycle not purchased from Malta the original invoice issued by the supplier indicating the type of bicycle purchased, together with the delivery note, the original documentary proof that final payment has been effected, and clearance from Maltapost/Department of Customs Malta as may be required, must be retained by the applicant for a period as stipulated above. These documents must confirm that the bicycle was really purchased; that the purchase price of the bicycle which price includes duty and VAT as may be required was really paid in full; that such a purchase was effected by the purchaser for the purchaser; and that the bicycle was delivered to the applicant’s residence.  The purchased bicycle must also have a certificate of conformity with EU standard safety regulations, as may be required. 

In the case of a pedelec bicycle, the applicant must conform with Regulation 4 of Subsidiary Legislation 65.26 - Low-Powered Vehicles and Pedal Cycles Regulations - and must provide a certificate issued by the Authority for Transport in Malta conforming this.

Only those applications that are found to conform with the provisions of this scheme shall be eligible for payment of the grant referred to in section 5 of the scheme.

Applications under this scheme, including the details of the documents required, should be submitted by not later than three months from the purchase of the bicycle.  

Applications received ‘late’, that is after the three-month period, shall be deemed to be invalid applications.

5. Grant payable under this scheme

Eligible applicants may apply for a once-only grant of 15.25% on the purchase price of the bicycle subject to a maximum grant of 85 Euro in the case of a non-mechanised bicycle and a maximum grant of 250 Euro in the case of a pedelec bicycle.

6. Payment of Grant

The grant will be credited to the applicant, or to the parent/s/legal guardian/s in the case of applicants under the age of 16, in the bank account that is indicated in the application.

7. Validity of application

An application shall not be deemed to be valid unless: 

it is full and complete in all material aspects; 
it is accompanied by all the relevant documentation or details as required; 
is furnished to the Commissioner for Revenue by not later than three months from the date of purchase of the bicycle as is stipulated in Section 4 of this scheme.

8. Duration of the scheme

This scheme has a definite duration and will start as from the 1st January, 2018, and end on the 31st December, 2018, until this scheme is not modified/terminated by means of a Notice in the Government Gazette and shall be renewed as deemed necessary by the Minister for Finance and as such shall be thus published in another Notice in the Gazette.  

9. Amendments to the scheme

The Minister for Finance reserves the right to make any amendments to this scheme by the publication of the said amendments in the Government Gazette.

10. Transitory provisions

Applications made under this scheme relating to the expenditure on the purchase price of the bicycle, and which purchase was carried out between the effective date and the date of publication of this Notice, shall be deemed to be valid applications under this scheme. In such cases applications shall be submitted within three months from the date of publication of this Notice.

5th January, 2018




No. 12

CONDOMINIUM ACT
(Cap. 398)

NOTICE is hereby given that I have received an application for the registration of and/or amendment to rules regulating the following condominia:


 

Condominium Number

Address of Condominium

Remarks

Date of Registration

1473

Pindon Place, Triq Furtu Selvatico,

San Ġiljan

Registration of Rules

18/08/2016

 

860

56, Sidha Apartments, Triq Għaxqet l-Għajn, Marsaskala

Registration of Rules

06/12/2017

1674

Kelinu and Antida Flats, Triq Ġwann Mamo, Ħal Luqa

Registration of Rules

10/05/2016

2273

Chapel Court, 62, Triq il-Kappuċċini, Il-Kalkara

Registration of Rules

15/12/2017

2274

Aurora Court, Triq San Filippu, Ħal Għaxaq

Registration of Rules

18/12/2017

2275

Miral Court, Block B, 83,

Triq il-Brunżar, Santa Venera

Registration of Rules

18/12/2017

2276

A1 Tower, Triq Ninu Cremona,

Raħal Ġdid

Registration of Rules

18/12/2017

 

Dr Claude Sapiano, LLD

a  Acting Land Registrar

5th January, 2018

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No. 17

GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS ACT
(CAP. 46)

THE Commissioner of Inland Revenue notifies that, on the date shown hereunder, the price of gold and silver on which valuations made by the Consuls for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths are based has been fixed for the purposes of article 14 of the said Act as follows:


Date          Pure Gold Pure Silver
                                    Grams          Grams
      5.1.2018              €35.494   €0.487


5th January, 2018