A once-only grant for vehicles registered and licensed for personal use
Transport Malta dispatched 6,827 application forms to owners of vehicles registered between 1 January and 31 December, 2006. Owners eligible for tax refund are to submit the form by not later than the 28 April, 2017.
As announced during the last budget, the government will be refunding the equivalent amount of VAT paid on the registration tax, less the one-time grant payment in 2014 of either €110 in case of vehicles or €55 in case of motorcycles, Transport Malta said yesterday.
One full and final payment by cheque will be posted to the address indicated on the application form in the coming months. Same process will apply for all the vehicles registered up to 2008.
The application form will only be processed if the form reaches Transport Malta by 28 April, 2017. Applicants are to verify details, fill in, sign and send the form by post or submit in person to one of the following addresses:
Għotja ta’ Darba Transport Malta A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Raħal Gdid
Għotja ta’ Darba Ministeru għal Għawdex Pjazza San Franġisk, Rabat, Għawdex No additional documentation is required to be submitted if a person is submitting his/her own application.
In the case of a deceased person, the heir should together with the application form fill in his/her personal details and include a declaration made by a notary public, confirming that he/she is the eligible person to apply for the Scheme.
In the event of a person that registered a vehicle between 1 January and 31 December, 2006 has in the meantime changed residency and did not receive such an application then one has to contact Transport Malta on the details below.
Furthermore, vehicle owners who have registered a vehicle for private use between 1 May, 2004 and 31 December, 2006, are eligible for the scheme but had not applied for the grant in the past, may also submit the application form which may be obtained from Transport Malta, until 28 April, 2017.
Further information may be obtained on free phone 8007 2373 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 3pm or by email to: email@example.com. mt Total cruise passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2017 amounted to 85,215, an increase of 116.4% over the corresponding period last year.
Cruise passengers: Q1/2017
There were 34 cruise liner calls during the first quarter of 2017, 17 more than last year. At 99.8%, transit passengers ac- counted for the absolute majority of total traffic, reaching 85,009. A total of 344 passengers spent at least one night on board their berthed cruise liner. On average, every vessel that berthed in Malta carried 2,506 passengers, 190 more than last year.
Visitors from EU member states comprised 68.1% of total traffic, the major markets being Italy, France and Germany. The total number of passengers from non-EU countries stood at 27,184, of whom 28.1% came from the United States.
On a gender basis, female passengers made up 53% of the total. The largest share of passengers fell within the 6079 age bracket and were followed by those aged between 40 and 59.
Photo: Bernice Yeomans www.viewingmalta.com