Money Back for cars registered in 2006

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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 the 1st January and 31st December 2006.  Owners eligible for tax refund, are to submit the form by not later than the 28th of April 2017.

As announced during the last Budget, 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.

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 the 28th April 2017.  Applicants are to verify details, fill in, sign and sent 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 

Documents required with the Application Form:

  1. No additional documentation is required to be submitted if a person is submitting his/her own application. 
  2. 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.
  3. In the event of a person that registered a vehicle between the 1st January and 31st 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 1st May 2004 and 31st 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 the 28th April 2017.

Further information may be obtained on free phone 8007 2373 from Monday to Friday between 08:00hrs and 15:00hrs or by email to: grantscheme.tm@transport.gov.mt .

Renewed Scrappage Scheme

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Transport Malta will start receiving applications for the New Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Vehicles as from 1st December 2015.

As announced in the Budget 2016 speech, the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure in conjunction with Transport Malta, has launched another grant scheme to incentivise the purchase of new category M1 motor vehicles (passenger cars).

This scheme is aimed at reducing the number of old motor vehicles from the road and thus reducing pollution. Subject to various conditions, the grant is as follows;

  1. €900 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 vehicle with CO2 emission levels up to 100g/km;
  2. €700 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 vehicle with CO2 emission levels between 101 and 130g/km;
  3. €3,000 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 Plug in Hybrid vehicle with CO₂ emissions 1-50 g/km;
  4. €2,000 will be given to persons registering a new category M1 Hybrid Vehicle with CO₂ emissions between 50-65 g/km;

The grant shall be given upon the purchase of a new Category M1 vehicle that qualifies for the grant scheme whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category. Every eligible person shall be entitled to only one grant under this scheme.

The Government has allocated €500,000 for this scheme.   The scheme shall be automatically terminated when the total amount of the grants reach the amount of €400,000 for item a, b and €100,000 for item c, d above. Applications will be handled on a first come first served basis.

Applications for such scheme are available from the Vehicle Licensing Unit, Hornsworks Ditch, Floriana or can be downloaded from www.transport.gov.mt.

In the coming days, Transport Malta will also launch the other schemes announced during the Budget 2016 speech, namely the Conversion of Vehicles to run with Autogas and the Purchase of Electric Vehicles.

The Government Notice relating to this scheme will be published in today’s Government Gazette, 1st December 2015.

Budget 2016

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Transport Malta welcomes budget focus on transport

Budget 2016 lays important ground for much needed transport initiatives. The budget focuses on prevailing issues.  It acknowledges the daily reality of traffic congestion,  invests in our roads further and incentives cleaner transport.

Transport Malta will be leading several projects aimed at revitalising transport. Among which, the Kappara Junction project, that will increase our road network capacity; the implementation of smart technology, innovative ideas like tidal lane systems and the coordination of a national cycling plan. 

Transport Malta will lead a number of campaigns on road safety. Diligence on public transport operator will increase focusing on punctuality and frequency, also in the context of an expansion in the bus network that will reach more commuters easily.

 Another important task assigned to Transport Malta is the coordination of a reach out campaign with road users, drivers and interested stakeholders to come up with ideas on how traffic management can be improved. Transport Malta believes commuters, particularly from their own perspective, can contribute significantly with innovative ideas to make our roads a better experience for all. Transport Malta will be launching a consultation campaign in the coming weeks.

Transport Malta has teamed up with the highly popular Maltese Roads Traffic Updates and will deliver information on ongoing road works directly to users.  The smart phone app developed by vioside which was available at a fee is now being financed by Transport Malta and is available for free – www.maltesetraffic.com/app.php

Transport Malta is preparing a car sharing strategy.  As part of this strategy Transport Malta is supporting the initiative Bum a Lift.  Whilst the web application remains available for those wanting to set up trips ad hoc, incredible web, the creators of Bum a Lift have developed a smart phone app targeted at parents who take their children to school.  Parents will be matched through the app and will be able to take each other’s children to school.  The app is already available for parents of students that attend St. Martin’s College.  

The availability will then be expanded to church, private schools and eventually to state schools and places of work with numerous employees.  Incredible Web have opted for a curated phase by phase introduction to slowly induce a culture of car pooling within selected communities.  Schools interested in participating can email info@incredible-web.com whilst parents can register their interest on www.bum-a-lift.com/schools

James Piscopo, Chairman & CEO, said, “Budget 2016 is welcome news from a transportation perspective. It lays down important foundations on what we shall be building upon in the coming years to face the challenges compounded over the years. Transport Malta will be focusing its efforts more on land transportation challenges, the reality of traffic being a foremost priority together with significant improvement in public transport. We are aware and sensitive to the constructive criticism of the people and we shall take commuters’ realistic expectations and ideas as critical feedback in our daily decision making”