Got Your Wedding Postponed? Here is How You Can Get Your Deposits Back

 

Economy Minister Silvio Schembri has announced a new scheme whereby deposits which had been paid by couples who had their wedding postponed because of the pandemic, will not be refunded.

This will be a €2m investment, and is part of the government’s economic regeneration plan, and applies to those couples who were originally due to marry between the 8th March and 30th September.

 

 

Under this scheme, each couple may benefit up to €2,000 and eligible applicants may apply for a once-only grant. This scheme is applicable to those couples who forfeited their deposits paid on goods and services related to their wedding/civil union ceremony as proven by the documents which they would submit together with their application. The Minister also said that the supplies of goods and services for the new wedding date can be from different suppliers or service providers.

 

 

The deposits which are eligible for a refund can be from any of these categories:

  • Hairdressers, Beauticians, and Make-Up Artists
  • Bridalwear including Bridesmaids and Pageboys
  • Hiring of Suits for bridegroom and ushers etc
  • Bridal car and other hired cars (chauffeur driven)
  • Flowers and other floral arrangements
  • Audio Visual Services including photography
  • Services of Singer/Choir/Musicians at Ceremony and Reception
  • Hire of Venue
  • Catering, Beverages and Waiter Services
  • Event Ograniser Services
  • Other Expenses

 

 

The applications will be accepted online on the Commissioner for Revenue Website where applicants will be required to login with their e-ID – and you will need a copy of the original invoices and the receipt of the deposit paid, a copy of the final fiscal receipt of goods and services provided, a copy of the original contracts and amendments, and a declaration of the vendor or service provider clearly stating that the original deposit was kept.

Applications are to be sent in by not later than six months from the date of when the wedding or civil union was planned and the scheme closes when all the funds are exhausted.

Watch the full press conference below:

 

LIVE | Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses Silvio Schembri gives details on the refund grant on the deposit paid for the postponement of wedding/civil union ceremonies as part of the Plan for the Regeneration of the Economy

LIVE | Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses Silvio Schembri gives details on the refund grant on the deposit paid for the postponement of wedding/civil union ceremonies as part of the Plan for the Regeneration of the Economy

Publiée par MaltaGov sur Mardi 6 octobre 2020

 

 

 

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