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Moving to Malta correctly and legally

In many con­ver­sa­tions which we hold with clients on estab­lish­ing a com­pa­ny in Mal­ta, the ques­tion is fre­quent­ly asked: “Must I now move to Mal­ta for that?”. The ini­tial answer to this ques­tion is neg­a­tive, but then we counter with the ques­tion: “Why must? Wouldn’t it be bet­ter to ask: May I then move to...

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Emigrating to Malta: pros and cons

Every coun­try in the world offers its res­i­dents dif­fer­ent advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages. With Mal­ta it is no dif­fer­ent. Any­one who plans to move to Mal­ta has high­ly diverse rea­sons for doing this. Here we would like to present some advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages for dis­cus­sion. The sym­pa­thet­ic read­er will dis­cov­er that each point has its pros and...

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Four arguments against establishing a Malta Limited in Malta

At Dr Wern­er & Part­ner, we look after clients from all over the world who are seek­ing tax advice in Mal­ta or are con­sid­er­ing estab­lish­ing a com­pa­ny here. In a grow­ing num­ber of cas­es, how­ev­er, we do not advise estab­lish­ing a com­pa­ny, or at least rec­om­mend a dif­fer­ent set-up from what was orig­i­nal­ly envis­aged. The...

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The state pension system in Malta

As increas­ing num­bers of clients of Dr Wern­er & Part­ner are mov­ing their place of res­i­dence to Mal­ta in the course of estab­lish­ing a com­pa­ny on the island, as a result they will also hence­forth pay con­tri­bu­tions into the Mal­tese pen­sion sys­tem. For this rea­son, the fol­low­ing arti­cle deals with the basic fea­tures of the...

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Malta’s new bus fare system — The Tallinja card

Mal­ta has had inter­est­ing ups and downs with the pub­lic trans­port sys­tem in the last few years. When the Arri­va group reformed the pub­lic trans­port in Mal­ta in 2011 the opin­ions of the Mal­tese were mixed. Espe­cial­ly the bus dri­vers were not hap­py about the changes, and they would have pre­ferred keep­ing the old sys­tem...

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Malta’s broadband among the top performers in EU

The Dig­i­tal Agen­da Score­board keeps track of the progress of the dig­i­tal econ­o­my of Europe. In the lat­est report that analysed the year 2014, Mal­ta was again ranked Num­ber 1 with regards to broad­band cov­er­age. The coun­try also went up two ranks and is now on the ninth place for con­nec­tiv­i­ty, which is an impor­tant...

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Popular locations Sliema and St. Julians — Top choices for expats

Many peo­ple who are think­ing about mov­ing to Mal­ta are fac­ing to make a choice where they want to live. You prob­a­bly heard about the loca­tions Sliema and St. Julians, as they are often men­tioned in forums and oth­er arti­cles about Hotspots in Mal­ta. The two towns on the east coast of Mal­ta, north of...

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3 American bestseller authors invited to Malta

The Mal­ta Tourism Author­i­ty invit­ed three well-known Amer­i­can best­seller authors to vis­it the islands in order to pro­mote Mal­ta as a trav­el des­ti­na­tion to the Amer­i­can mar­ket. The three authors are Gra­ham Brown, Chris Kuzne­s­ki and Boyd Mor­ri­son, and they are cur­rent­ly explor­ing the sights of Mal­ta. On Sat­ur­day, the 27th 11am, they will attend...

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The Global Residence Programme for non-EU citizens

Mal­ta offers an inter­est­ing pro­gramme for peo­ple who wish to move to the coun­try. The Glob­al Res­i­dence Pro­gramme is aimed at non-EU, non-Swiss and non-EEA cit­i­zens who can obtain a res­i­dence per­mit and live in Mal­ta. Anoth­er attrac­tive incen­tive is that for­eign sourced income remit­ted to Mal­ta is taxed at 15%. How­ev­er, cer­tain con­di­tions have...

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Taxes in Malta — Incentives for companies, individuals and yacht owners

Mal­ta is not only a hotspot for tourists enjoy­ing the sun and the pris­tine waters of the Mediter­ranean, it is also becom­ing a pop­u­lar loca­tion for com­pa­nies to set­tle their busi­ness there, and for peo­ple mov­ing to Mal­ta to save income tax. The gov­ern­ment offers sev­er­al fis­cal incen­tives for busi­ness­es and indi­vid­u­als alike. Cor­po­rate tax...