Malta Company Formations

Malta Company Incorporation

A trading company in Malta can establish residence easily, and be a useful base for European business because of effective tax rates. A holding company in Malta is useful to keep money gained from trading so that it can be used for investment or sent back to non-residents.

Features of a Maltese Trading Company

  • The company can be incorporated without a visit
  • Residence of the company can be established without a large investment
  • This can allow the company to get their intercommunity VAT and EORI numbers
  • Corporate tax rate can, effectively, be between 0 and 10%,where profits are due for distribution to non-resident shareholders
  • The company may need some extra services to operate effectively such as a Maltese resident nominee director and will need the accounts audited.

A Maltese company is ideal for European or worldwide training if expected profits are moderately high: as the country offers low corporate tax rates, but maintenance costs can be high

Maltese Company Benefits

  • No withholding taxes, stamp duties or exchange control restrictions apply on distribution of profits from the Maltese Company to non resident shareholders, and these dividends can be expatriated without any restrictions. 
  • Highest level of privacy protection, Director and Shareholder details need not be filed with the Registry 
  • Business can be conducted internationally, and with minimal changes through the Malta Company 
  • Companies registered in Malta are considered resident in Malta, wherever ownership or management exists or business is carried out.
  • Non-residents are freely entitled to hold shares or office in a Malta Company
  • Annual and general meetings of the Maltese Company may be held outside Malta 
  • Malta Companies may hold funds in banks outside Malta. 

Company Registration

The Memorandum and Articles of Association, are signed and forwarded to the Registrar of Companies for registration of your company. These are accompanied by the relevant documentation, including certified copies of identification documents, references and declarations where required.

Evidence of the share capital in the form of a bank deposit advice also has to be provided to the The Maltese Registry of Companies. Upon registration, the Registrar will issue a certificate of registration, showing that your company has been officially registered in Malta and is authorised to commence business.

The incorporation of a Maltese company usually takes up to a week. Once the Maltese Registrar of Companies has all necessary documentation and information, the process may take as little as 24 hours.
A registration fee is paid on your behalf to the Registry of Companies and depends on the amount of authorised share capital. The fee ranges between €350 and a maximum of €1750.

Company Directors

A Maltese company must have at least one director and it is not required for the director to be a resident of Malta.

Company Secretary

A Maltese company must appoint a Company Secretary who is responsible for keeping the statutory books. We can provide this required service for your Maltese company.

Authorised and Issued Share Capital

The share capital can be denominated in any major currency and the minimum share capital is €1200 or equivalent. Shareholders can be individual or corporate and the shares in Maltese companies can be held by a nominee or trustee.

Company Shareholders

Only one shareholder is required for a Maltese company. Registered under the Malta Companies Act, this is a private limited liability company which qualifies as an exempt company. The maximum number of shareholders for a private company is fifty.

Formation Package

The Company Formation process in Malta takes a week once we have received all your details, our Maltese company formation package includes:

  • Company Name search and approval
  • Liaise with the local registrar and relevant authorities
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Memorandum & Articles
  • Presentation of registration documents with the Malta Financial Services Authority
  • File the documents with the Registry of Companies
  • Publication in the Official Journal
  • Application for Tax Registration Number
  • Registration fee - paid to the Registry of Companies
  • Stamp duty
  • Appoint the Company Directors
  • Opening of a bank account to deposit the initial share capital
  • Application to the MFSA to register the company
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Registration with Tax Authorities
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder

Company Administration

Company Administration services we can provide for your company in Malta include:

  • Provision of the Registered Office in Malta
  • Maintaining statutory records
  • Maintenance of Shareholder Register
  • Maintenance of Director Register
  • Ensuring that your company is kept in good standing through payment of the annual government fee and filing of annual documents

Registered Office / Registered Agent

Every Maltese company must maintain a registered office in Malta, we can provide this service. Any changes made to the company's registered office must be notified to the Registrar of Companies.

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Malta fees to Incorporate
  • Time - 1 week to incorporate your Malta company
  • Company Formation - £1820
  • Registered Office fee - £720
Malta Advantages
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Company Secretary - a company secretary is required
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Share Capital - the share capital requirement is €1,200
  • Bank Account - we can apply for a bank account in Malta for your company
  • Tax - a Maltese Resident Director may be required for some treaty or tax purposes
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process