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 5%. 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 5% final rate.
Legislation
Modern offshore legislation.
Standard currency
EUR
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
Secretary required
Yes
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 permitted

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE CREATION OF THE COMPANY
A certified copy of your passport, a proof of domicile dated less than three months, a letter of reference from your bank (all in original) as well as a signed business plan and curriculum vitae.

General information on Malta

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.


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