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THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF MALTA COMPANY

GENERAL
Type of entity
Private Limited Liability Company
Type of law
Civil
Political stability
Good
Our time to establish a new company
2-3 days
Corporate Taxation
35%, of which 31% are reimbursed to shareholders 6 months later or effective tax rate may be reduced to 0%-10%
Double taxation treaty access
Yes
SHARE CAPITAL OR EQUIVALENT
Standard currency
EUR
Permitted currencies
Any convertible currency
Minimum amount of capital to be free
20% at the constitution
Share Capital common
EUR 1165
DIRECTORS
Minimum number
One
Local required
Not
Publicly accessible records
Yes
Location of meetings
Anywhere
SHAREHOLDERS
Minimum number
Two
Publicly accessible records
Yes
Location of meetings
Anywhere
COMPANY SECRETARY
Required
Yes
Local or qualified
Yes
ACCOUNTS
Requirement to prepare
Yes
Audit requirements
Yes
Requirement to file accounts
Yes
Publicly accessible accounts
Yes
OTHER
Annual Return
Yes
Annual Return Fees
EUR 100

INTEREST OF THE JURISDICTION

Advantages of a company in Malta

  • Companies registered in Malta are considered resident in Malta, wherever ownership or management exists or business is carried out.
  • Anonymity (Nominee services offered ensures your personal anonymity).
  • No withholding taxes, stamp duties or exchange control restrictions apply on distribution to non-resident shareholders.
  • Dividends can be expatriated without any restrictions.
  • Limited liability with minimal paid up capital requirement (min. EUR 250).
  • Companies can be redomiciled to Malta.
  • Annual and general meetings of the Maltese Company may be held outside Malta.
  • Tax exemptions.
  • Full tax exemption on participating holdings.

Possible disadvantages of a company in Malta

  • 5% implied tax on profits from the trading activities (possibility of lowering it).
  • Annual and general meetings of the Maltese Company may be held outside Malta.
  • Malta Companies may hold funds in banks outside Malta.
  • The company formation procedure in Malta typically takes 48 hours.
  • Companies can be redomiciled to Malta.

PRESENTATION OF JURISDICTION

Malta is an island country in Southern Europe. It is a unique crossroads of the Mediterranean archipelago, where the intertwined different nations, cultures, religions, languages – it is the richness of the island, or simply an open air museum. Malta’s economy is based on tourism service and international trade industrial electronic equipment and appliances. And even though, Malta is a Civil Law Jurisdiction, all modern legislation including company tax and maritime laws are modelled on their UK counterpart, still Malta has its own features that set it apart from the UK for offshoring solutions.

HOW TO
PROCEED

To incorporate or purchase a company the following documentation should be provided:

01

A completed application form signed by the company or by the representative

03

A personal bill, which is less than 3 months old from the date of the application

02

Copy of valid passport

04

Payment of our fees

Note: additional documents may be required depending on the certain offshore bank.

Set-up time: From the moment, we are in possession of all required documents:

3 days

Incorporation of
a company or purchase
of an existing company

15 days

Delivery of the original
company documents

3 weeks

Offshore Bank: offshore
bank account opening