Malta Offshore Company Formation Service

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Malta is actively taking legislative steps to increase its attraction as a global player in company formation and fund administration.

The legal framework and regulatory environment in Malta is very business friendly, and companies have chosen this jurisdiction to set up gaming businesses, airline holding companies, ship registration, banking institutions and investment funds. The labor force is another strong point counting in Malta's favor.


Key Features

Company type Private Company Limited by shares.
Governing corporate legislation Malta companies are regulated under the Malta Companies Act 1995. The Maltese Registry of Companies, and the Malta Financial Services Authorityis are the governing authorities.
Information published relating to company officers The names of company officers appear on public record. Nominee officers can be used to avoid the client's name appearing.
Confidentiality Malta offers a high level of anonymity and privacy.
Accounting requirement Accounts and tax filing must be submitted every year.
Taxation The effective corporate tax rate is 5%. While the regular corporate tax rate is 35%, as a foreign shareholder, one would be reimbursed 80% of that amount. This results in a highly attractive 5% final rate.
Legislation Modern offshore legislation.
Standard currency EUR
Time to form Malta has a fast and efficient registry: 1 week formation time.
Stability Very stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
Communication Efficient communication means.
Time zone Convenient world time zone: GMT+1
Secretary required Yes
Paid up capital requirement Yes. 20% of EUR 1,200 paid up capital requirement. Effectively a EUR 240 deposit in a CIF account.
Renewal Date Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal System Under Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder.
Bearer shares Bearer shares are not permitted

Banking Options for Malta

We assist our clients in identifying the best banking solution for their particular needs from a variety of providers.



Malta is Recommended For

Real Estate Holdings
Traders and Investors
Advisers, Consultants and Counselors
Electronic Commerce and Digital Transactions
Business Holdings
Inheritance and Estate Planning
Expatriats and Offshore Workers