Malta is a popular location for offshore companies in Europe. Because of its EU membership and Schengen it is perfect for everyone with customers in Europe.

Taxe rates:

Malta is a real tax haven in the EU. With only 5% taxes it is one of the lowest tax rate in Europe. Many big companies use a Malta Offshore Company as Holding to profit from its low taxes.

Malta Company Characteristics

Company Type:

Private Company Limited by Shares.

Accounting requirement:

Accounting and Tax filing every year.

Taxation:

Regular corporate tax rate is 35%. The effective tax rate for foreign shareholder is 5%.

Legislation:

Modern Offshore Legislation.

Standard Currency:

Euro / EUR

Time to form:

2-3 Days

Local Secretary / Local Director:

Not required.

Paid up capital requirement

Paid up capital requirement is 20% of 1200 EUR, so 240 EUR.

Secretary required:

Yes.

Minimum directors/shareholders:

1 director and 1 shareholder

Registred Office required:

Yes

Basis of legal system

Common Law

Bearer shares:

Not permitted.

Bearer shares

Not permitted.

Public registry:

Name of Shareholder and Director.

Time zone:

GMT+1

A Most Diverse History

Malta is one of the most famous Mediterranean destination. It is a group of islands, with only 3 main inhabited islands known as Malta, Gozo, and Comino. With a small inhabited area and a population of just under 500 thousand, Malta is one of the smallest yet most densely populated countries.

The long and complicated history of Malta can take ages to grasp and understand, yet it’s still most fascinating even at face value. At several points of their history, the islands have been governed by Roman, Greek, Arabic, Spanish, French, Turkish, and British inhabitants. Until 1964 when it gained its independence, Malta was a British territory, and in 1974 it became a fully independent republic. However, there is no denying the timeless marks left by the various nationalities and ethnicities of its current and previous inhabitants. Malta has also become a part of the European Union in 2004, and it has consequently adopted the Euro as its official currency, adding to its status as a unique blend of cultures and histories. Its rich history dating back to thousands of years BC and all the way to the second world war makes Malta a tourist favorite, with over 1.5 million tourists visiting annually. And aside from that incredible richness, it’s also situated in a sweet spot in the Mediterranean sea, giving it near perfect weather all year round, in addition to several world famous tourist attractions and activities. Its picturesque views and perfect weather has also made it a top choice for film production, as hundreds of films are shot on its beaches every year. Movies like Gladiator and World War Z filmed some of their scenes there, as well as several scenes from the popular TV show, Game of Thrones. Maltese people are naturally friendly and helpful towards tourists, and they often throw extravagant festivals and parties celebrating various aspects of their Maltese history and identity. Their welcoming attitude adds to the allure of Malta as a top tourist destination.

Crowded with Value

Although considered one of the most crowded countries in the world, Malta’s true value lies within its lively and packed atmosphere, where neither locals nor tourists ever get bored. There are about 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the islands, as well as numerous historical sites owing to the islands’ long and complicated history.

Another thing that Malta is famous for is being a country that has a ‘church for every day of the year’, as it quite literally is home to about 359 different churches. This is due to the long and impactful Christian rule over the islands, along with a dense footprint of European art and architecture.

Other popular sites on the island include the Popeye village. In 1980, a musical adaptation of the popular children character Popeye was being filmed, and the set designers headed to Malta where they build an entire village for the movie to be shot in, and it still stands today as one of the islands’ most famous attractions. Another world famous attraction is the Mosta Dome. The Mosta Dome is one of the islands’ largest churches, and it’s well known because it was miraculously spared from total destruction during the second world war, when a bomb fell through the church’s ceiling, missing the iconic dome by a few meters and also somehow failing to detonate. A replica of the bomb is still displayed in the back of the church today.

Malta is the main island and is the most crowded, however the country still has a lot to offer for people who desire peace and quiet. Gozo is a Maltese island which is connected to the main island by a ferry and is a quieter but equally picturesque part of Malta, where tourists can easily head there for breathtaking views and a quiet dinner away from the crowds. It also shares the main islands’ rich history and artifacts.

Another thing that gives Malta its fascinating and lively identity is its love for festivals and marching bands. Several musical festivals are held during the summer months, and it is estimated that each and every village on the three islands has its own band. During the festivals, the small towns and villages compete in friendly parades as well as the several festivals held. The festivals are often cheerful and extravagant, making them a definite tourist favorite.

 

Malta is surely packed with both populace and experience, and it has something to offer for casual tourists, history buffs, and adventurers, making it an all-around unique experience.