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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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11
Sep, 2017

Announcement of Call 2 for the SME Growth Grant Scheme and the Start-up Investme...

The Measures and Support Division within the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (MEAE), designated by the Managing Authority as the Intermediate Body responsible for administering ai ...

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11
Sep, 2017

New tax benefits announced for employers, employees and the self-employed

The Government of Malta has announced incentives to encourage employers and employees to invest in voluntary private pensions. Employers will now get a maximum tax credit of €150 for e ...

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04
Sep, 2017

Launch of an efficient and user-friendly licensee relationship management system...

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently launched a new licensee relationship management system accessible through a secure and dedicated web portal. This project, which is t ...

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25
Aug, 2017

Amendments to the Fringe Benefits Rules

By means of Legal Notice 205 of 2017, the Government of Malta has amended the rules relating to fringe benefits.  Fringe benefit are benefits provided or deemed to be provided by reas ...

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21
Aug, 2017

Malta’s new Gaming law – Consultation period extended

The Malta and Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced that it will be extending the consultation period on the White Paper proposing major reforms to Malta’s gaming legal framework. The c ...

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10
Aug, 2017

Guidance Note issued by the IRD on the Taxation of Rental Income

The Inland Revenue Department has recently published some clarifications relating to the application of Article 31D of the ITA, providing for a reduced rate of tax on rental income.  ...

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07
Aug, 2017

Start-Up Finance 2017 – 2020

A new incentive was recently launched by Malta Enterprise targeting specifically Start-Ups in their early stages of development.  The aim of this measure is to finance innovative under ...

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14
Jul, 2017

MGA publishes White Paper proposing major reforms to Malta’s gaming laws

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published a White Paper proposing major reforms to Malta’s gaming legal framework.  The existing legislation would be repealed and replaced by ...

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10
Jul, 2017

Amendment to the Deduction (Income from Employment) Rules

By means of LN 188 of 2017, the Government has amended the above-mentioned rules.  These rules provide for a deduction against employment income where an individual (including any spou ...

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10
Jul, 2017

Amendment to the Duty on Transfers (Exemption) Order

By means of LN 187 of 2017, the Government has amended the above-mentioned Order.  This Order provides for a reduced rate of stamp duty to a transfer inter vivos of immovable property ...

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07
Jul, 2017

Revision of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulati...

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) has on the 6th July 2017 issued a revised version of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (&l ...

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26
Jun, 2017

VAT Compliance Obligations – How can we help you?

Managing one’s vat obligations can be challenging sometimes.  Legislation changes frequently and there are a number of matters which need to be considered as one’s business ...

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26
Jun, 2017

Directive on Tax Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the EU

On 23 May 2017, the Council agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes within the EU. The proposal sets out to improve the mechanisms used for resolving disputes bet ...

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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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