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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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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

Maltas 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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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

In the last few years, a large number of remote gaming operators have established themselves in Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority has to date issued over 400 licenses. The Gaming Licenses  There are four (4) different gaming licenses that a prospective applicant may apply for, being:&nb...

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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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Mergers & Acquisitions
in Malta

We have over the past years acted for a number of international clients in various cross-border transactions, providing advice on all aspects of Maltese corporate structures. Our corporate and M&A practice provides advice on the following corporate matters. (a)     Advic...

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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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