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04
Dec, 2017

EuropeFides to hold its AGM in Malta in January 2018

ACT are in their final preparations to host the Annual General Meeting of EuropeFides which will be held at the Westin Dragonara Resort St. Julian’s Malta on the 26th and 27th January ...

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04
Dec, 2017

New guidelines issued by the VAT Department to determine the taxable value of ga...

The VAT Department has on the 21st November 2017, issued new guidelines, on the determination of the taxable value of gambling and betting services, that fall within the scope of article 4 o ...

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04
Dec, 2017

New guidelines issued by the VAT Department on sporting facilities

The VAT Department has on the 28th November 2017, issued new guidelines with respect to the reduced rate of 7% on the use of sporting facilities.  The guidelines stipulate that as from ...

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01
Dec, 2017

Discussion paper by the MFSA on ICOs, virtual currencies and related service pro...

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has published a discussion paper on initial coin offerings (ICOs), virtual currencies and related service providers. The MFSA has invited intere ...

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27
Nov, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Are you ready?

The GDPR is a new EU data protection law that will come into effect on the 25th May 2018 and will be replacing the current Directive (95/46/EC).  The aim of the GDPR is to protect citiz ...

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27
Nov, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR is a new EU data protection law that will come into effect on the 25th May 2018 and will be replacing the current Directive (95/46/EC).  The aim of the GDPR is to protect citiz ...

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27
Nov, 2017

New Guidelines issued by the VAT Department on supplies relating to Gambling

The VAT Department has on the 21st November 2017 issued new guidelines with respect to supplies related to gambling which with effect from 1 January 2018 shall be exempt without credit suppl ...

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16
Nov, 2017

VAT Grouping in Malta

In the budget speech for 2018, the Minister of Finance has announced that for the first time, Malta will introduce rules which will permit two or more persons to be treated as a single perso ...

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06
Nov, 2017

Audit Report Waiver and Deduction Rules

By means of Legal Notice 306 of 2017, the Government of Malta has issued new rule, in virtue of which a new deduction will be given for income tax purposes to companies which will have effec ...

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30
Oct, 2017

MFSA on investments in virtual currencies

The MFSA is currently considering the manner in which rules may be issued to ensure market integrity and protection to the investor in the context of investments in virtual currencies.  ...

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12
Oct, 2017

Notional Interest Deduction Rules

By means of Legal Notice 262 of 2017, the Government of Malta has issued new rules which provide for a notional interest deduction against the chargeable income of an undertaking for sums th ...

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12
Oct, 2017

Deduction (Embellishment Project) Rules, 2017

By means of LN 274 of 2017, the Government has issued new rules which provide for a additional deduction for income tax purposes in respect of expenditure incurred by a person carrying on a ...

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10
Oct, 2017

Malta Budget 2018

The Minister of Finance has yesterday delivered the Budget for the year 2018.  For our budget summary please click on Malta Budget 2018. For further information, please contact th ...

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09
Oct, 2017

VAT reform towards a single EU VAT area

The European Commission has on the 4th October 2017 published a communication to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee on the “Follow-up t ...

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02
Oct, 2017

Voluntary Occupational Pension Schemes

By means of LN 228 of 2017, entitled ‘Voluntary Occupational Pension Scheme Rules’, the Malta Government has launched a number of tax incentives for contributions paid to qualify ...

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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

Malta was the first EU Member State to specifically regulate the remote gaming industry in 2004 and has ever since established itself as one of the prime jurisdictions for remote gaming operators. The Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) is the regulatory of gaming in Malta. The success o...

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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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