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Company Formation in Malta – Available Legal Forms & Requirements

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 

Establishing a Holding Company In Malta

Establishing a Holding Company In Malta

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.

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Open a Limited Liability Company in Malta

Open a Limited Liability Company 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...

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Setting Up A Company In Malta – 10 Reasons Why

Setting Up A Company In Malta – 10 Reasons Why

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.

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Applying For A Trade License in Malta

Applying For A Trade License in Malta

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.

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iGaming – Why Malta To Start Your i-Gaming Business

iGaming – Why Malta To Start Your i-Gaming Business

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.

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Malta Trademark (and EU Trademark) Registration

Malta Trademark (and EU Trademark) Registration

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. 

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How to Register a Company in Malta – 10 Steps

How to Register a Company in Malta – 10 Steps

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.

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Business Startup Malta – How a Practical Budget Looks Like

Business Startup Malta – How a Practical Budget Looks Like

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.

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Vat Registration Types In Malta – Article 10, 11 or 12?

Vat Registration Types In Malta – Article 10, 11 or 12?

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.

VAT Rate in Malta and Completing VAT Registration

VAT Rate in Malta and Completing VAT Registration

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.

VAT Malta – FAQ on Transaction and Value Added Tax

VAT Malta – FAQ on Transaction and Value Added Tax

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...

Tax Compliance in Malta

Tax Compliance in Malta

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...

Company Capital Gains Tax In Malta

Company Capital Gains Tax In Malta

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,...

Malta – One Of The World’s Most Tax Compliant Countries

Malta – One Of The World’s Most Tax Compliant Countries

Malta’s Minister for Finance, Professor Edward Scicluna, has welcomed the release of a report authored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which shows Malta’s tax compliance rates highly among the top economies in the world....