Companies may apply to receive tax credits under the Certify 2018–2020 funding scheme administered by Malta Enterprise.
This incentive aims to encourage businesses to improve the quality of their products, services and processes by attaining industry-recognised certifications, as well as to boost awareness of the added-value of certification when competing in international markets.
Get back 75% of costs when applying for ISO certification
The fiscal support offered through the Certify scheme is also available to all companies that are planning to apply for ISO standard certifications for the first time.
Among others, the approved certifications include:
- ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management)
- ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management)
- ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management)
- ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management)
Eligible companies may get back 50% of consultancy fees (capped to a maximum of EUR 2,500), and 75% of certification body costs through the incentive.
This fiscal aid cannot be used for yearly surveillance and internal audits, or re-certifications.
The support available through this scheme makes it easier for businesses to carry out investments that lead to superior products, services of higher value, and more efficient processes.
We at STEP have already assisted 38 clients to apply and successfully refund the majority of the costs of their ISO certifications. Between all our clients, we helped them receive a total of EUR 135,000 in tax credits through this scheme.
Our team helps our clients by walking them through the requirements of the funding scheme and compile all the documentation necessary to submit their application.
Tax credit scheme available for a limited time only
All applications for funding, including achieving ISO certification and having the original certificate—which is one of the required documents—have to be submitted by Monday, 30th November 2020.
Contact STEP today to kickstart your certification process and learn more about how to benefit from this scheme. After a company achieves ISO certification, it has a maximum of three months to submit the application and supporting documentation to Malta Enterprise.
Although we would be happy to help you apply for funding and smoothen the application process as far as possible from your end, please note that the final decision to award funding is entirely in the hands of Malta Enterprise.