Additional extensions to deadlines announced

Alleviating the impact of COVID-19

Further to the previously announced extensions to deadlines, the following submission deadlines have also been extended due to disruptions caused by COVID-19:


Extensions to deadlines announced by the Malta Business Registry

  • The Registrar has announced that if a company is affected by the COVID-19 situation and the filing of the annual return and/or financial statements falls within the period 23 March 2020 to 31 May 2020, the relevant penalties applicable with respect to the late filings of annual returns and financial statements shall not be imposed provided that, the annual return and/or financial statements are filed with the Registrar by 31 July 2020.
  • If the company has other additional notifications to submit with the Registrar but is unable to do so due to the COVID-19 situation, one may inform the Registrar via email on The email shall include the name and registration number of the company, the type of notification/return, and the reasons as to why such return cannot be duly filed. If an email is not sent within the notification period allowed by law, no revisions of penalties will be considered for such company.

Extensions to deadlines announced by the Malta Gaming Authority

The Malta Gaming Authority has announced that the deadline for the submission of audited financial statements envisaged in article 41 of the Gaming Authorisations and Compliance Directive for licensees whose last concluded financial year ended, or ends, between December 2019 and March 2020, shall be extended to the end of October 2020. The Authority has also announced that, by not later than 180 days after the end of their financial year, licensees are obliged to submit unaudited accounts in order for the Authority to retain continuous visibility over their financial standing.

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