Postponement of income-tax, and support to employers and self-employed who invested in technology to enable teleworking are just two of the incentives that have been announced by the Government and one can apply for.

There are also other measures that impact both the employer and employee directly. Such measures include:

  • An additional two-month paid leave at the rate of €800 monthly to families where both parents are employed and where teleworking does not apply to any parent, so one parent has to take care of the children
  • A grant of €350 given to employers for every employee on quarantine leave
  • Employees of entities mostly hit by the suspension of operations within the sectors of accommodation, restaurants, entertainment and language schools, will be paid for five days a week, based on €800 monthly. This includes all self-employed. Part-time employees will be eligible up to €500 per month
  • Full time employees of enterprises working in other sectors, including wholesale, manufacturing and warehousing, will be entitled to one days’ salary per week equivalent to €160 per month. Part-time employees will be eligible to one day’s salary per week, equivalent to €100 per month
  • Employees who had their full-time employment terminated as of 9th March 2020, including those who were self-employed, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for the Contributory Unemployment Benefit and will receive a direct payment of €166.15 if work was in full-time before you became unemployed, or €103.85 per week if work was part-time before becoming unemployed.
  • Disabled persons who are impaired from performing work from home and are constrained to remain at home due to Covid-19, will received €800 monthly.

Coronavirus Malta support for business: A full list of fiscal measures has been published by our partner company, Accounting Services Ltd, and can be accessed here.

If you require any further details about any of these measures, or would like to receive guidance on how to apply for such benefits, you can get in touch with one of our directors, Conrad Meli on cmeli@accountingservices.com.mt

We would like to remind you that although our employees are working from home and we are not welcoming clients to our offices, communication can still be made via email or phone calls. Clients who need to drop off or collect any documents, can still do so, however they are requested to let us know the date and time of such activity in advance.