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21
Nov, 2016

The Key Employee Initiative (KEI)

A new scheme has been introduced for third country national individuals seeking employment and residence in Malta.  The scheme ‘The Key Employee Initiative’ (KEI) has the ai ...

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21
Nov, 2016

Poker Tournament Regulations published

By means of LN 380 of 2016, entitled the Poker Tournament (Locations) Regulations, new regulations have been published in terms of the Gaming Act. The rules are applicable to those operators ...

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15
Nov, 2016

Guidance Note on the acquisition of residential property in Gozo

The Department of Inland Revenue has issued the following guidelines in relation to the announcement made by the Minister of Finance in the Budget Speech for 2017 relating to the acquisition ...

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14
Nov, 2016

MicroInvest Scheme 2015 Deadline for submission extended

The submission deadline for the MicroInvest Scheme 2015 application with respect to qualifying expenditure incurred during 2015 has been extended to 30 November 2016 for eligible small under ...

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14
Nov, 2016

Business Enhance ERDF Grant Schemes Initiative Two new schemes

Two new schemes have recently been launched as part of the Business Enhance ERDF Grant Schemes Initiative: the SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme and e-Commerce Grant Scheme. The overall ...

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07
Nov, 2016

ACT to take part in the Tax Highlights 2016 A Day Conference

Stephen Balzan and Elaine Camilleri, tax partners of the firm, will both be delivering a presentation during the Tax Highlights 2016, a day conference organized by Society Education which th ...

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02
Nov, 2016

New tax incentives to promote investment on the MSE

During the budget speech for the year 2017, the Maltese Minister for Finance has a few days ago announced a number of fiscal incentives with the aim of promoting investment by the public on ...

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02
Nov, 2016

The EC proposes major tax reform

On October 25, 2016, the European Commission (EC) published plans to overhaul the way in which companies are taxed within the EU, with the aim of delivering a growth-friendly and fair corpor ...

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20
Oct, 2016

Stamp duty measures announced in the Budget Speech for 2017

During the budget speech for the year 2017, the Maltese Minister for Finance has last Monday announced a number of measures related to Duty on Documents and Transfers.  These are: ...

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19
Oct, 2016

Tax incentives for Malta employers and pensioners

During the budget speech for the year 2017, the Maltese Minister for Finance has last Monday announced that a number of fiscal incentives will be introduced for employers who wish to contrib ...

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18
Oct, 2016

Malta Budget 2017

The Minister of Finance has yesterday delivered the Budget for the year 2017.  For our budget summary please click on Malta Budget 2017.  For further information, please cont ...

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17
Oct, 2016

Fantasy Sports

In terms of Legal Notice 271 of 2016, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has exempted fantasy sports games operators from the requirement to obtain a license.  The new LN was issued on th ...

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17
Oct, 2016

ACT participates in SME Week 2016

ACT is proud to have been part of the SME Week 2016.   ACT was invited to deliver a presentation during a seminar held in Gozo on Friday 14th October 2016 at the Hotel Calyps ...

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13
Oct, 2016

The Payment Services Directive II (PSDII)

Directive 2015/2366 on payment services in the internal market, repeals Directive 2007/64/EC on payment services in the internal market (PSD I).  The principal aim of PSD I, adopted in ...

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07
Oct, 2016

Increased interest in Malta by Payment and EMIs following Brexit

The outcome of the recent UK EU membership referendum has created a major concern for Payment and Electronic Money Institutions established in the UK.  The major concern lies in the fa ...

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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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