Business in Malta

There are many advantages for companies that are seeking to do business in Malta. The country enjoys a high reputation as a stable jurisdiction with a favourable fiscal and tax regime, and a business-friendly approach. Malta is a member of both the European Union and the Eurozone, with English being an official language. The country is located in the Mediterranean Sea, and boast a very welcoming climate with a rich culture and history. All of these elements combine to make Malta an ideal choice for your business requirements.

Fiscal and Tax Regime

Malta has structured its fiscal and tax regimes in a way that allows businesses and other individuals to flourish. The country’s economic stability and track record of continuous investment in the services industries have made it a proven alternative to investors.

Should you be interested in setting up a company in Malta, we can assist you through the entire process from start to finish, as well as recommend lucrative grants to help your business grow.

Double Taxation Treaties

Malta boasts a full imputation tax system that provides double taxation relief. The country has worked diligently over the years to increase its portfolio of Double Taxation Treaties with many countries. The intention remains the same, and Malta will be seeking other agreements with other jurisdictions.

There is a clear commitment by the Maltese authorities to continue developing its strategy to allow foreign individuals and investors to live and work in Malta, at favourable tax rates. GCB Malta Ltd can provide your business with corporate and individual tax advice, so contact us for a consultation today.

Attractive Tax Structures & Tax Refunds

Malta’s tax regime is approved by both the European Union and the OECD, giving Malta an advantageous position on the global financial services market.

With a relatively low 35% tax liability on corporate profits, and an imputation system in place, shareholders are able to claim a refund on tax on the dividend paid by the company, which can result in a net effective tax between zero and 10%.

GCB Malta Ltd can assist your business in claiming tax refunds as per these favourable tax structures.

Key Facts and Figures
  • Official Name: Republic of Malta
  • Capital City: Valletta
  • EU Member: Since 2004
  • Currency: EURO
  • Time: + 1GMT
  • Language: Maltese & English
Financial & Economic
  • Double Taxation Treaties: 70+
  • Regulator: Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA)
  • Banks: 20+
  • Nominal GDP: EUR 12.8 billion
  • GDP Composition: Agriculture > 1.4%; Industrial > 11.4%; Services > 87.2%
  • Corporate Tax: 35%
  • Tax Credits: Shareholders are entitled to tax credits, which can result in a net effective tax between zero and 10%
  • Audits: A legal requirement (GCB Malta provides Audit and Assurance Services)
  • VAT: Only for companies with an economic activity
  • Low Registration and Maintenance Cost
  • Length of Incorporation: Approximately 1 week
  • Minimum shareholder/s: 1
  • Corporate Directors: Allowed
  • Minimum authorized share issue: €1,165
  • Company Secretary: At least one
  • Registered Office: Local registered address required – (GCB Malta provides Registered Office Services
Credit Ratings
  • S&P > A-(2020)
  • Moody’s > A2 (2021)
  • Fitch > A+ (2020)
  • Deposit Guarantee: EUR 100,000
  • Bank Assets: € 41.8 billion
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