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Recent Amendments on Probation and Fixed-Term Contracts of Employments
Act XX of 2022 was enacted on 20th December 2022 to partially transpose Directive (EU) 2019/1152 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union. The aim of this Act is to ensure...
Overview of the notice issued by the Malta Gaming Authority on the 14 February, 2023.
1. What is this Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) notice all about? The Malta Gaming Authority issued a notice on February 14, 2023, which serves as a reminder to all gaming industry entities in Malta that operating without a valid license is against the law and can...
Transfer Pricing Rules
By means of LN 284 of 2022, the Government of Malta has published the Transfer Pricing Rules (hereinafter referred to as ‘the rules’) which will be effective as from 1st January 2024. Applicability of the Rules With effect from this date, in ascertaining the...
High Risk Jurisdictions – Updated List
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), also known as the Global Anti-Money Laundering watchdog, updates its list of high-risk and other monitored jurisdictions which are considered to have weak AML-CFT regimes. This is done three times a year (February, June and...
Startup Residence Programme
Eligibility and Requirements Further to the recent launch of the Startup Residence Programme, the following is a list of the eligibility criteria which need to be satisfied by the applicant, who is required to: have a serious intention to setup/expand business in...
Government-appointed committee aims to reduce bureaucracy for businesses
The Cabinet has approved the formation of a steering committee that will oversee the implementation of budget measures aimed at reducing bureaucracy for businesses. The committee would be tasked with implementing three key budget measures Making it easier...
New Schemes for tourism operators in Gozo
The Ministry for Gozo has recently launched two new schemes as an incentive for the tourism industry in Gozo. Scheme one – Supporting Marketing Initiatives for specific niche tourism markets in Gozo 2022 The business entities eligible to benefit from this scheme can...
Capital allowances on Industrial Buildings or Structures
Article 2 of the Income Tax Act (Cap. 123 of the Laws of Malta), hereinafter referred to as ‘the ITA’ states that an "industrial building or structure" includes a building used as a hotel or a car park or offices, as may be prescribed. A hotel includes any number of...
Assignment of a lease agreement of immovable property – Income tax, stamp duty and VAT implications
Businesses operating an establishment in Malta, held by a title of lease may assign their lease agreement to a third party for consideration. What are the income tax, stamp duty and VAR implications contemplated by the Income Tax Act (Cap. 123 of the Laws of Malta),...
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Corporate Taxation in Malta
Maltese companies are subject to tax at the rate of 35% on their worldwide income and capital gains. Malta grants various fiscal incentives to both companies and their shareholders upon the distribution of a dividend.
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.
Taking up Residence in Malta
Remote Gaming in Malta
Payment Institutions in Malta
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.