Malta Company Formation FAQs

Nominee director and shareholder services are allowed in Malta. 

The Malta Individual Investor Programme (IIP) is one of the world’s most attractive citizenship by investment schemes. With a high level of vetting throughout the process, the investment is a combination of giving funds for projects to develop services for the greater good, the purchase of financial securities worth at least €150,000 and either renting or purchasing a property. You can learn more about the IIP in this article.

Foreigners can own all of the shares of an IBC registered in Malta. 

Malta’s tax system has low corporate taxes, making it attractive to foreign investors. Malta IBCs can have up to 85% of the 35% corporate sales tax refunded. There are no dividend taxes from subsidiaries outside Malta.  There are also no wealth taxes, payroll taxes, trade taxes or exit taxes. Malta does not have any transfer pricing rules or controlled legislation for foreign companies. 

Today there is little differentiation between offshore banks and traditional commercial banks, and the banking system in Malta is robust. Most banks offer the full suite of accounts needed for business and personal transactions and non-resident account holders are not subject to tax or withholding tax on the interest paid out to them. 

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