Starting a Business
Incorporating a company in Malta, or extending your existing business, provides an effective solution within the European Union. In this article, we will give you an in debt overview of the legal formats for company formation in Malta.read more
The Continuation of Companies Regulation 2002 is a sub article (425) to the Companies Act (CAP386). This law came into force to allow corporate entities re-domiciliation to other jurisdictions.read more
A co-operative is a great alternative to establish among competitors, in order to establish a body corporate being able to enter into agreements, fund and achieve a common goal.read more
When incorporating a company in Malta, a memorandum of association is required. This is important corporate document which regulates its external affairsread more
Due to Malta’s effective tax regime, a holding company in Malta can greatly improve your international tax planning. The holding company entitles its owners to a tax refund, no tax on dividends and no tax on capital gains.read more
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...read more
Setting up a company in Malta is a very exciting prospect. Malta is not only a great place to do business but it also is a place that many visitors fall in love with, thanks to the local people, gorgeous weather and the beautiful scenery.read more
Malta’s process of registering a business and tax systems are the most favourable in Europe, and this is made possible by its ideal location in the Mediterranean. Its financial sector is very firm coupled with a flourishing online gaming sector.read more
In order to promote various different business activities, the government has gotten rid of the requirement of trade licenses for various different business activities. Specifically, this has been done through what’s called Legal Notice 40 which was drafted and proposed in 2016 and became official on the 1st of January in 2017.read more
Malta has grasped the iGaming industry and its iGaming firms are currently leading when it comes to being the best in business. The success of iGaming in Malta has made the Maltese people to become experts when it comes to iGaming and this makes us rename Malta as Europe’s Silicon Valley when it comes to their expertise in the iGaming industry.read more
Anyone who wants to create a valuable brand name (as well as trade name and logo) should make sure to secure exclusive usage rights of these assets by applying for a trade mark. If you’re planning to register, renew or make amendments to a Malta Trademark or EU trademark, keep the following advice in mind.read more
With its year-round sunshine and flexible workers, this small island is a great place to register a company. Working with customers or suppliers in the rest of the world is quite straightforward as there are transportation links with mainland Europe and North Africa.read more
Submitting your VAT declaration in Malta is a simple process that only takes a few minutes to complete through the Internet.
In 1998 a law was introduced requiring those responsible for operating businesses, or people who are self-employed in Malta to submit details to their Value Added Tax (VAT) Department. If you want to apply for VAT in Malta the information provided here will help you navigate your way through the steps you need to take and what to do if you are applying for VAT.
Due to the fact that Malta reconfigured its corporate taxation framework in 2007, it is important to appreciate how these changes might affect businesses as well as to develop a thorough understanding of the principles associated with common Malta corporate tax issues.
Malta may not exactly be a tax haven, but the very laws that keep things so steady also inform international investors on exactly where they stand. There are also opportunities for those who wish to receive a tax refund in Malta so long as they go about investing in the right way.
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.
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.