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Malta offers significant advantages for setting up your company. As an EU Member State, Malta offers you EU-compliant, low effective tax rates, a very professional and stable services infrastructure and a respected reputation.
The Republic of Malta is an island situated in Southern Europe. It comprises several islands on the Mediterranean Sea, about 80 km south of Sicily, with a population of around 416,000. The capital of Malta is Valletta and is effectively the smallest national capital in the European Union. Maltese and English are the official languages.
Historically, Malta's location was of great strategic importance as a naval base. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and became a republic in 1974. Malta joined the European Union in 2004 and became part of the Eurozone in 2008.
Since the country is part of the European Union, companies registered in Malta benefit from all of the advantages of a European company, even being able to apply for a VAT number, but with a far lower tax rate.
Malta company main characteristics:
|Company type||Private Company Limited by shares.|
|Governing corporate legislation||Malta companies are regulated under the Malta Companies Act 1995. The Maltese Registry of Companies, and the Malta Financial Services Authorityis are the governing authorities.|
|Information published relating to company officers||The names of company officers appear on public record. Nominee officers can be used to avoid the client's name appearing.|
|Confidentiality||Malta offers a high level of anonymity and privacy.|
|Accounting requirement||Accounts and tax filing must be submitted every year.|
|Taxation||The effective corporate tax rate is 7%. While the regular corporate tax rate is 35%, as a foreign shareholder, one would be reimbursed 80% of that amount. This results in a highly attractive 7% final rate.|
|Legislation||Modern offshore legislation.|
|Time to form||Malta has a fast and efficient registry: 1 week formation time.|
|Stability||Very stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.|
|Communication||Efficient communication means.|
|Time zone||Convenient world time zone: GMT+1|
|Paid up capital requirement||Yes. 20% of EUR 1,200 paid up capital requirement. Effectively a EUR 240 deposit in a CIF account.|
|Basis of legal System||Under Common Law.|
|Minimum directors/shareholders||Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder.|
|Bearer shares||Bearer shares are not permitted|
European corporate identity gives you access to a huge market and to a wide range of suppliers. Enjoy prestige of the EU company and the opportunity to buy and sell within EU with 0% VAT.
Having an offshore company can help you save money. Offshore companies typically pay lower taxes. Paying lower taxes means that you can reinvest the company's earnings.
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