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08
Jun, 2018

Southridge, Mellieħa designated as a Special Designated Area (SDA)

By means of L.N. 181 of 2018 entitled IMMOVABLE PROPERTY (ACQUISITION BY NON-RESIDENTS) ACT (CAP. 246), Southridge in Mellieħa has been designated as a Special Designated Area.  Th ...

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08
Jun, 2018

New Treaty with The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

By means of LN 182 of 2018, the Government of Malta has published the text of a new double taxation agreement with Ethiopia.  In terms of Articles 11 and 12 of the treaty, the two count ...

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04
Jun, 2018

Maltese Parliament approves the New Gaming Act

The Maltese Parliament has during the month of May 2018 approved the third and final reading of the new Gaming Act, which shall elevate the jurisdictional profile of Malta from a regulatory ...

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04
Jun, 2018

VAT Grouping introduced in Malta

On the 22nd May 2018, the Government of Malta published LN 162 of 2018, a new Legal Notice entitled ‘Value Added Tax (Regulation as a Single Taxable Person) Regulations, 2018.  Th ...

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29
May, 2018

Malta Government publishes three Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) bills

The Malta Government has recently published three bills which when enacted in Parliament will implement a framework for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The Malta Digital innovation Aut ...

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02
May, 2018

Malta amends the Highly Qualified Persons Rules

By virtue of LN 141 of 2018, Malta has amended the Highly Qualified Persons Rules to provide tax incentives to highly qualified persons who are employed in the Assisted Reproductive Technolo ...

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02
May, 2018

European Commission Publishes Proposals for the Taxation of the Digital Economy

The EC has published proposals on the taxation of the digital economy in the Single Market and Recommendation on amending Member states’ Double Tax Treaties with Third Countries.  ...

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02
May, 2018

New tax incentives for employees in the Maritime sector

By virtue of LN 140 of 2018, Malta has introduced new tax rules which provide tax incentives to employees employed in a qualified employment in maritime activities and in the servicing of of ...

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02
May, 2018

Malta adopts the Multilateral Convention to implement Tax Treaty Related Measure...

By means of LN 142 of 2018 Malta had adopted in its legislation the Multilateral Convention on implementing Tax Treaty related measures to prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). T ...

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30
Apr, 2018

MFSA releases Consultation Paper on the Financial Instrument Test

In its discussion paper on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Virtual Currencies and Related Service Providers, the MFSA had proposed a “Financial Instrument Test” in order ...

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30
Apr, 2018

Cabinet approves three bills related to DLT

The Government has announced that on the 24th of April 2018, the Cabinet has approved the three bills related to Distributed Ledger Technology (‘DLT’).  The three bills con ...

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23
Apr, 2018

New Maltese Tonnage Tax Law

After the decision taken by the European Commission in December 2017 to endorse the Maltese tonnage tax system for a period of 10 years, Malta has issued two Legal Notices 127 and 128 of 201 ...

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23
Apr, 2018

Certify Scheme Regulations

By means of LN 119 of 2018 and in terms of Guidelines issued by Malta Enterprise, eligible undertakings, may receive assistance in accordance with terms and conditions set out in the said Gu ...

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23
Apr, 2018

Investment Aid for Energy Efficiency Projects Regulations

By means of LN 122 of 2018 and in terms of Guidelines issued by Malta Enterprise, eligible undertakings, may receive assistance in accordance with terms and conditions set out in the said Gu ...

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23
Apr, 2018

Tax Credits Supporting the Refurbishment of Hotels and Restaurants Regulations

By means of LN 120 of 2018 and in terms of Guidelines issued by Malta Enterprise, eligible undertakings, may receive assistance in accordance with terms and conditions set out in the said Gu ...

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Corporate Taxation
in Malta

Maltese companies are subject to tax at the rate of 35% on their world wide income and capital gains.   Malta grants various fiscal incentives to both companies and their shareholders upon distribution of a dividend.  Malta is a membe...

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Setting up a Company
in Malta

Setting up a company in Malta is a relatively straight forward procedure and can be set up within 2 working days, provided we are in receipt of all the information, funds and due diligence documentation we need. The Act that regulates Malte...

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Taking up Residence
in Malta

Warm climate, friendly people, excellent communication infrastructures, low criminality and many other features of the Maltese islands have made Malta an excellent destination for people to take up residence in. Moreover low rates of taxati...

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Remote Gaming
in Malta

In the last few years, a large number of remote gaming operators have established themselves in Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority has to date issued over 400 licenses. The Gaming Licenses  There are four (4) different gaming licenses that a prospective applicant may apply for, being:&nb...

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Payment Institutions
in Malta

Malta has become a destination of choice for the setting up of Payment Institutions (also referred to as Payment Services Providers or PSPs).  A number of advantages has contributed to this success, mainly but not limited to the fiscal incentives granted not only to the payment institutions ...

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Electronic Money Institutions
in Malta

Malta has recently seen an increase in the number of Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) looking to set up their operations in Malta.  This has been largely due to the growth in the e-commerce and the i-gaming industries.  Such EMIs are regulated by the Financial Institutions Act and t...

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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Services
in Malta

Malta has always been on the forefront of technology and innovation.  In the past months, a number of initiatives have been launched, aimed at establishing an innovative and attractive regulatory framework for entities operating in blockchain (and distributed ledger technologies), virtual cu...

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Prospects Services of a Corporate Advisor
in Malta

‘Prospects’ is a new platform set up by the Malta Stock Exchange in line with its commitment to open up new capital market opportunities, create economies of scale and to afford businesses more competitiveness and sustainability.  Through ‘Prospects’, SME’s wil...

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Assistance to Family Businesses
in Malta

Malta has recently introduced legislation to encourage good governance in the management of family businesses, to assist family businesses to operate their business in an efficient way and to assist such family businesses to transfer their business from one generation to the other.  Malta is...

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