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Malta has the best e-governance system in the EU

Does this sound famil­iar: you have to fill out an appli­ca­tion for your busi­ness, or you have to apply for a new pass­port. A vis­it to the author­i­ties can be tire­some and time con­sum­ing, and “friend­li­ness” or “effi­cien­cy” are for­eign words to the clerks behind the desks. Every time you find your­self wish­ing for a...

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Stop the abuse of offshore companies: No tax evasion

I am reg­u­lar­ly fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions about off­shore com­pa­nies in Inter­net forums and at con­fer­ences. Exam­ples giv­en are usu­al­ly promi­nent mem­bers of soci­ety or oth­er pub­lic fig­ures who have escaped tax­a­tion through a let­ter-box com­pa­ny in for exam­ple Pana­ma. And they man­age to do so even though their entire busi­ness activ­i­ty is car­ried out in their...

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Yacht registration in Malta — Important facts to consider

The reg­is­tra­tion of a yacht in Mal­ta is not a com­pli­cat­ed mat­ter per se. How­ev­er, you should put some thought into the coun­try you are going to reg­is­ter in, and under which flag you are going to sail. The yacht reg­is­tra­tion is not only a mat­ter of pres­tige, it also has some use­ful effects. Oper­a­tional...

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Malta is gliding through the financial crisis

A tiny island nation with a pop­u­la­tion less than Birm­ing­ham, Leeds or Liv­er­pool is going smooth­ly through the eco­nom­ic cri­sis that is cast­ing a dark cloud over many coun­tries in the EU. Hard­ly any­one knows the fact that Mal­ta has been part of the Euro-zone for the last six years, and that the unem­ploy­ment rate...

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High-end real estates in Malta: A flourishing market with prices set to rise

As part of the con­sul­tan­cy work at Dr. Wern­er & Part­ner, we have noticed that the price of real estate has been ris­ing over the last few years. The high-end real estate mar­ket is flour­ish­ing espe­cial­ly, and often yields dou­ble-dig­it returns. How­ev­er, before mak­ing a hasty pur­chase, it is cru­cial to take a clos­er look...

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Gaming license in Malta — 3 reasons for this location

We have received sig­nif­i­cant­ly more inquiries recent­ly about gam­ing licens­es, the appli­ca­tion process and licens­ing. Because of this, I would like to give more details about the sub­ject, and present to you three impor­tant argu­ments that advo­cate obtain­ing a gam­ing license in Mal­ta. Usu­al­ly, the pur­pose of apply­ing for a gam­ing license in Mal­ta would...

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Saving tax by registering a yacht in Malta

Would you like to buy a yacht, and you already know the price? If you reg­is­ter your ves­sel in the UK you gen­er­al­ly have to pay addi­tion­al VAT on top of the buy­ing price. When the buy­ing price is in the sev­en-fig­ures, the amount of tax to be paid is not insignif­i­cant, and it’s worth...

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Malta’s geographic and cultural advantages

In today´s glob­al­ized world, leav­ing an inter­na­tion­al foot­print is essen­tial to a company´s suc­cess. As an entre­pre­neur, the legit­i­mate ques­tion aris­es which loca­tion is the most appro­pri­ate for set­ting-up a busi­ness and which fac­tors speak in favor of a cer­tain loca­tion. So in this post I do not want to talk pri­mar­i­ly about the tax...

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Taking advantage of Malta Limited in Germany?

In most cas­es the rea­son for found­ing a com­pa­ny out­side of Ger­many is to save tax­es or alle­vi­ate one’s or the company’s tax bur­den. In times when the only eco­nom­i­cal­ly lib­er­al par­ty in Ger­many does not col­lect enough votes to enter the Bun­destag, it is in my opin­ion a legit­i­mate con­cern if your own inter­ests...