Malta Company

Form a Malta Company for £1,150 and annual fee thereafter from £895

Malta is a popular on shore jurisdiction which introduced, with EU approval, a fairly complex method of reducing 35% Corporation Tax through a tax refund to an effective rate of just 5% for its owners. Malta  which joined the EU in 2004 and has developed a reputation as being a stable on-shore financial centre with legislation facilitating Gaming, Mutual Funds, Captive Insurance, Offshore Banking and Offshore Company Incorporation.

Key Features of a Malta Company

Malta is a full EU member, with effective Corporation tax rates for non resident owners of between 5% to 0% dependant on the activity. Low tax rates and use of tax treaties makes Malta a popular choice for Captive Insurance, On-Line Gaming, international trading, investment holding, etc. A Malta corporation only needs one Director and two Shareholder(if Corporate) and most statutory meetings can be waived or held anywhere in the world.We will actively help you to save on business costs and utilise the multitude of financial services available in the territory. We can assist you to use a Malta Company for a variety of uses including mutual funds, insurance and on-line Gaming. We can guarantee to open you and Offshore AAA Rated Bank account with Internet Banking and Debit/Credit card and no need for you to visit Malta or the Bank in person.

Malta Company Taxation

Local Malta company Corporation tax is 35% but non-resident owners of Maltese Companies can receive part reimbursement of Taxes paid by tax refunds if profits are distributed through dividends. For a Trading Company upon distributing dividends a refund of 6/7 of tax previously paid on the Tax charged to the Malta Company is refunded to the shareholder. The tax is actually paid to the Malta authorities and the respective receipt will be issued to the taxpayer in question. However, upon a subsequent distribution of a dividend by the Maltese company (no Malta tax is withheld or otherwise levied on such dividends distributed), shareholders are generally entitled to a refund of six-sevenths (6/7ths) of the Malta tax suffered on the profits out which the dividend was distributed.

The refund is reduced to five-sevenths (5/7ths) when the dividend is distributed from profits derived from passive income such as royalties. The refund is reduced to two-thirds (2/3rds) when the dividend is distributed from certain foreign-source income including royalties, dividends, capital gains, interest, rents and other income situated outside Malta and where double taxation relief has been claimed.

Non-resident Malta companies are exempt from all corporate taxes including capital gains including profits from the sale of shares. Malta has tax treaties with Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bar-bados, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Croatia Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland Isle of Man, India, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Africa - Spain, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

Malta Company Formation

Keylink Consultancy can carry out a quick name check for you and initiate incorporation the same day or next day. Normal Incorporation takes one to two days.

Malta Company Structure

Maltese company law was derived from civil or 'Roman' law, rather than common law. A new Companies Act 1995 replaced the old Commercial Ordinance and Companies are now formed by a modern Malta Registrar of Companies. The Standard Authorised Capital for a Malta Limited Company is €1,250 and at least 20% of this amount must be deposited in a bank account along with the filing of the Memorandum and Articles of Association with the Registrar of Companies in order to form the Company. More information about a Gibraltar Company if the requirements of a Malta Company do not suit your needs.

Malta Nominee Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services

Unlike most other on-line Formation Agents, Saveontax provides professional Nominee Corporate Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services.  As an Associate of an International Accountancy Firm, we guarantee that your Malta Company will be properly formed and delivered to you, managed professionally and comply with local legislative requirements, for the price quoted. There are aditional fees for VAT, accounting and audit which may vary.

Malta Company Compliance

The details of the Directors and shareholders of a Malta Company are required to be recorded at the Company Registry and an annual return must be filed every year. The annual return fee varies according to the amount of Authorised capital but is usually €100. A Malta Company should prepare audited accounts, annually to be filed at the Company Registry. All Malta Companies need to be registered for tax. A Malta company can appoint a Corporate Director and shareholder. For most of our clients Keylink Consultancy provides a Corporate Company Director, Secretary and a Shareholder service (nominees) so that your name will not appear on any official record at Companies House, ensuring that your identity is protected. Records of the identity of the beneficial owners of a Malta Company remain confidential.

Malta Company names

There is a restriction in naming a Malta Company with anything identical or similar to the name of a company already existing in Malta; or anything that in the opinion of the Registrar of Companies is offensive or otherwise undesirable.

Gibraltar offers many of the same benefits of Malta but without VAT and at a lower cost. Find out about our special rates for forming a Gibraltar Company.

Type of entity Private Limited Liability Company
Type of law Civil with Common features
Our time to establish a new company 3 to 5 days
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation) Not applicable
Corporate Taxation 35% (but with refunds 30% to 0%)
Double taxation treaty access Yes
Standard currency Euro
Permitted currencies Any
Minimum Authorised €1,165
Usual authorised €1,250
Minimum number 1
Local required  No
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings  Anywhere
Minimum number 1 natural person or 2 if Corporate
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere
Required Yes
Local or qualified  Yes
Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements Yes
Local auditor Yes
Requirement to file accounts Yes
Publicly accessible accounts Yes
Requirement to file annual return Yes
Change in domicile permitted Yes

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