Business In Malta
The Private Limited Liability company is the most adopted type of business vehicle in Malta. The main reason is the legal protection it gives but also the minimum requirements for setting up this type of company. A private company must restrict the rights to transfer...
To maintain its place at the forefront of the cryptocurrency sector, the University of Malta is to provide a €300,000 scholarship fund for students of blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
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Loans are great ways to finance your business, however, they also have a few limitations. Before you decide whether you are going to opt for a business loan through a bank, make sure you consider the following crucial tips.read more
If you are moving your company to Malta, one of the first steps is to settle a bank account and get you banking services in order. Discover what are the most common asked questions encountered by other firms in Malta.read more
The VAT Act governs Malta’s value-added tax. It works hand in hand with its subsidiary legislation, which is concerned with company and individual registration for VAT. As per the law, natural people and legal organisations that carry out economic activities are taxable.read more
Value Added Tax (VAT) was first introduced in Malta in 1995 although the system has gone through many changes since its conception. Most notably, was when Malta joined the European Union (EU) in 2004 and the VAT rate was aligned to the rate dictated by the EU’s Council Directive. The current VAT rate is 18% and the tax is paid on most transactions that occur on the island, although some products and services attract a lower rate.read more
What is the Standard VAT Rate in Malta? In Malta, the allowable rate of the VAT is 18%. However, a reduced VAT rate of 7% also exists and applies to tourism accommodation. The only resorts or hotels that can benefit from this reduction must be authorised by the...read more
The Tax Compliance Unit in Malta (TUC) is a specialised unit within the Ministry of Finance and works towards addressing tax evasion and tax fraud. The unit supports the investigations and enforcement abilities of the Inland Revenue Department, the VAT Department and...read more
The company is charged capital gains tax in Malta on any gains or profits which comes from immovable property, securities, business goodwill, trademarks, copyright, patents, trade-names, trademarks and beneficial interest from a trust being transferred. In this case,...read more
The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay rate per week most workers in Malta are entitled to by law. This is the lowest amount a worker can legally be paid for his or her work.
Rules on overtime vary by sector and are governed by the Wage Regulation Order (WRO) that applies to the particular activities you are carrying out. If your job or sector is not covered by a WRO, then the default overtime rate is 1.5 times your ordinary pay and will apply to any hours worked over 40 per week.
A work contract to provide services in Malta is also known as an employment contract and it serves as a security device for the employer and employee. It details rules and employment conditions, how to settle disputes and a pledge from the employee to offer services to the employer in return for wages.
The last few years will be remembered as those which saw the introduction of Bitcoin to the general public. Although cryptocurrencies have been discussed in the media for a while, it was only recently that the terminology became commonly used and more importantly understood, by the average person on the street.
Bitcoin, the world’s most popular decentralized digital currency, was created in 2009 by a programmer using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Today, the virtual currency has become a global method of payment for goods and services with more than 100,000 merchants across the world accepting Bitcoins.
You’ve probably heard of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum whilst you’ve been going about your everyday life but do you really know what they are? These are two of the most popular cryptocurrencies on the market, they are basically a digital currency which utilizes encryption techniques in order to enhance security during the trading process.
The well-known cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, is in the process of moving their operations to Malta. The exchange, which is said to be the most popular exchange in the world, made a quarterly profit of $200 million in Q1 2018, and turns over an estimated volume of $1.6 billion a day.
Right in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is a small archipelago with a land area of around 316 square kilometres spread over three islands. A parliamentary republic, it is a member of the EU, the OSCE and the Council of Europe. The Malta corporate tax rate is one of the best within the European Union.
Many entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business are often faced with the hard decision of formulating a budget. However, figuring out what goes where and determining whether the company will meet the set goals is mandatory. So use this startup Malta practical guide to start planning your budget.