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06
Feb, 2019

MGA introduces crypto and blockchain in the Gaming Industry

On the 1st of January, 2019, the Malta and Gaming Authority (MGA) initiated the first phase of its Sandbox Framework for the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets (“VFA”) and th ...

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29
Jan, 2019

General Anti-abuse rule (GAAR) under ATAD 1

By means of Legal Notice 411 of 2018, Malta has like all other EU Member States implemented the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.  The regulations will be applicable as from 1st January ...

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28
Jan, 2019

Ten year residency permit for UK nationals residing in Malta

A new ten year residency permit for UK nationals living in Malta will be one of the 36 action points that the Government of Malta has in mind in case a no deal Brexit scenario occurs after M ...

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22
Jan, 2019

EU Commission - Moving to Qualified Majority Voting in Taxation Matters?

The EC has invited public feedback concerning a roadmap which proposes decision making on tax matters could take place by way of qualified majority voting, rather than by unanimous agreement ...

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21
Jan, 2019

MFSA issues a circular to issuers of Virtual Financial Assets

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has recently issued a circular to issuers of Virtual Financial assets (VFAs) which is particularly relevant to those:  availing themse ...

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21
Jan, 2019

Malta’s NID rules approved by the EU Code of Conduct Group

Malta’s Notional Interest Deduction (NID) Rules enable undertakings to apply a deduction of notional interest against chargeable income, which notional interest is determined by refere ...

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21
Jan, 2019

Interest limitation rules in Malta under ATAD 1

By means of Legal Notice 411 of 2018, Malta has like all other EU Member States implemented the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.  The regulations will be applicable as from 1st January ...

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21
Jan, 2019

Accelerated tax depreciation for aircrafts

By means of Legal Notice 322 of 2018, the Government of Malta has announced that the number of years over which the following assets may be depreciated has been reduced from 6 years to 4 yea ...

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21
Jan, 2019

Tax deductions in respect of donations made to the Community Chest Fund

By means of Legal Notice 321 of 2018, the Government of Malta has announced that the rules applicable to tax deductions in respect of donations made to the Community Chest Fund have been ext ...

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15
Jan, 2019

Exit Taxation in Malta under ATAD 1

By means of Legal Notice 411 of 2018, Malta has like all other EU Member States implemented the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.  The regulations will be applicable as from 1st January ...

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14
Jan, 2019

Reduced rate of stamp duty on the donation of shares and property used for busin...

By means of Legal Notice 412 of 2018, the Government of Malta has announced that the reduced rate of stamp duty amounting to Eur1.50 for every Eur100 or part thereof, on the following donati ...

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14
Jan, 2019

Reduced rate of stamp duty on property situated with a UCA or scheduled by the P...

By means of Legal Notice 413 of 2018, the Government of Malta has announced that the reduced rate of stamp duty amounting to Eur2.50 for every Eur100 or part thereof, on the acquisition of i ...

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14
Jan, 2019

Refund of stamp duty on second residential property

By means of Legal Notice 414 of 2018, the Government of Malta has announced that stamp duty paid on the first €86,000 of the value of replacement property which is paid by an individual ...

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14
Jan, 2019

Reduced rate of stamp duty on immovable property in Gozo

By means of Legal Notice 415 of 2018, the Government of Malta has announced that the reduced rate of stamp duty amounting to Eur2 for every Eur100 or part thereof, on the acquisition inter v ...

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14
Jan, 2019

Exemption from stamp duty for first time buyers

By means of Legal Notice 415 of 2018, the Government of Malta has announced that the exemption from stamp duty, for first time buyers who acquire immovable property inter vivos for the purpo ...

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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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