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16
Feb, 2018

Tax rebate for pensioners

In 2017, the Government had introduced new tax rebates for pensioners in line with what was announced in the Budget Speech for 2017.  This new measure ensured that pensioners whose pens ...

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12
Feb, 2018

The FIAU and the MGA publish a revised consultation document on the application ...

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) have issued a revised Consultation Document on the application of anti-money laundering and combatting th ...

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30
Jan, 2018

ACT hosts the general meeting of EuropeFides in Malta

On the 26th and 27th January 2018, ACT hosted the Annual General Meeting of EuropeFides at the Westin Dragonara Resort in St. Julian’s Malta. EuropeFides is an international network ma ...

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24
Jan, 2018

Malta issues a new regulatory framework for collective investment schemes using ...

The Malta Financial Services Authority has published new rules regulating collective investment schemes using virtual currencies. The regulatory framework being presented will be the first ...

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22
Jan, 2018

Malta to regulate the blockchain technology services sector

The Maltese Government has announced that in the coming weeks, Malta will be launching the world’s first legal framework for the creation of a regulatory body to regulate services in t ...

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11
Jan, 2018

Letting of rooms to play poker are now exempt from VAT

By virtue of Legal Notice 9 of 2018, the Maltese Government has exempted the letting of rooms or other spaces which are lawfully designated for the playing for poker from the payment of VAT. ...

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03
Jan, 2018

Malta introduces the Register of Beneficial Owners of Companies

The Government of Malta has on the 20th December 2017 issued new rules (LN 374 of 2017), the purpose of which is to implement the relevant provisions on beneficial ownership information of t ...

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03
Jan, 2018

New Gaming Licence Fees effective as from 1 January 2018

The Government of Malta has revised the Gaming Licence Fees, whereby the fees for Type 1 games have been substantially reduced. Furthermore, start-ups will be entitled to a 1-year exemption ...

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03
Jan, 2018

Reduced stamp duty on property situated within an UCA or is scheduled by the PA

The Government of Malta has issued a new Legal Notice (LN 371 of 2017), by virtue of which a reduced rate of stamp duty of €2.50 for every €100 or part thereof is due on the transf ...

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03
Jan, 2018

VAT Treatment of vouchers

Malta has by means of LN 348 of 2017 issued new regulations which implement the provisions of the EU Directive (EU 2016/1065) on the VAT treatment of vouchers and which shall come into force ...

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03
Jan, 2018

EU Commission announces new tax guidelines on withholding taxes

The Commission has on the 11th December 2017 put forward new guidelines on withholding taxes to help Member States reduce costs and simplify procedures for cross-border investors in the EU. ...

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22
Dec, 2017

New regulations for the prevention of money laundering

The Government  has on the 20th December 2017 published a new Legal Notice (LN 372 of 2017), which introduces the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, 20 ...

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21
Dec, 2017

Maltese tonnage tax scheme approved by the European Commission

The EC has conditionally approved under EU State aid rules the Maltese tonnage tax scheme for a period of 10 years. This scheme lays down a level playing field between shipping companies in ...

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11
Dec, 2017

EU Council approves the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

On 5 December 2017, the Council of the European Union approved the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.  Those appearing on the list failed to take meaningful action ...

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11
Dec, 2017

MGA issues call for interested parties to register their interest on DLT and/or ...

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is continuously analysing ongoing developments in the fields of Distributed Ledger Technology (‘DLT’) and cryptocurrencies including their applic ...

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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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