A shelf company in Malta is also known as an aged Maltese company. An old Maltese company is a company that has been dormant for a while. Such a company is characterized by inactive shareholders who are willing to offload it as a shelf company. In layman’s language, the company was formed and placed on a “shelf” to age. A shelf company is sold to someone who wants to buy an aged company rather than registering a company in Malta.
Opening a company in Malta, whether it is a Malta trading company or a different legal model, has many benefits, with one of the main one being, Malta’s taxation system that offers 6/7 refunds to foreign shareholders. Apart from that, the system offers full tax exemptions to holding companies, no stamp duties or withholding taxes, whenever profits come back to Malta.