Malta

Malta

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Especially after its accession into the EU in 2004, Malta has developed into a dynamic and fast growing financial centre with over 50 double tax treaties. Malta’s location is ideal for conducting international business and it offers various advantages. It is an English speaking jurisdiction with economic stability.

  • Currency: Any
  • Language: English
  • Type of law: Civil law and Common law
  • Type of company: Limited liability Company
  • Principal Corporate Legislation: The companies Act(1995)
  • Uses: Holding Securities, intellectual property, immovable property, for commercial and trading activities, shipping, I0 Gaming, securitisation, financing among others
  • Trading Restrictions: None
  • Company Name: Restrictions: similar or identical to existing company name
  • Language of legislation and corporate documents: English
  • Taxation: Participation Exemption for holding companies and a law effective tax of up to a maximum of 5 % on trading activities
  • Annual license fee: Annual fee of EUR270 payable to the Registrar of Companies 
  • Double Tax Treaty Network: Party to double tax treaties with more than 50 countries and includes all EU Member states , North African Countries and Members of the Commonwealth
  • Registered Agent/Office: Must maintain a registered office address in Malta
  • Shareholders: Minimum number: Two
  • Publicly accessible records: Yes
  • Disclosure of Beneficial Owner:                 Not publicly available
  • Directors: Minimum of one director
  • Location of meetings: Anywhere
  • Secretary: Local or qualified: No restrictions
  • Share capital: Permitted currency: Any
  • Minimum capital requirement: EUR 1,800
  • Shares can be held on a fiduciary capacity
  • Annual Reporting: Must file Annual Return and Audited Annual Financial Statements
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