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Working in Malta — How much income tax do I have to pay?

When think­ing about relo­cat­ing to anoth­er coun­try and tak­ing up a job there, one ques­tion that peo­ple will usu­al­ly ask is how much the income tax and oth­er deduc­tions from the salary are, and how much the cost of liv­ing is. Mal­ta offers an inter­est­ing tax­a­tion on income tax, and espe­cial­ly high earn­ers can ben­e­fit...

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EU plans new rules to stop tax evasion by multinationals

A recent scan­dal involv­ing HSBC plc has sparked a new dis­cus­sion in the EU Com­mis­sion. The HSBC head­quar­ters in Switzer­land are being inves­ti­gat­ed for mon­ey laun­der­ing and alleged tax eva­sion schemes. What kicked off the inves­ti­ga­tion was a recent­ly pub­lished rev­e­la­tion about the bank claim­ing it turned a blind eye to ille­gal activ­i­ties from blood...

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Malta as a hotspot for pharmaceutical companies

Mal­ta is not only pop­u­lar with finance and iGam­ing com­pa­nies, there are many oth­er indus­tries that ben­e­fit from what the Mal­tese islands have to offer, among them many phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies. Mal­ta offers a sol­id legal frame­work for com­pa­nies and many skilled work­ers for the indus­try. Mal­ta has a long his­to­ry of health care start­ing with...

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Malta as a Hotspot for finance companies

The finance indus­try is the largest sec­tor in Mal­ta and is the largest con­trib­u­tor to the gross domes­tic prod­uct. When Mal­ta joined the Euro­pean Union in 2004 there were only four hedge funds present in Mal­ta. Since then over 400 invest­ment licences had been issued by the Mal­ta Finan­cial Ser­vices Author­i­ty (MFSA), and more are...

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The movie industry in Malta — Popular film productions

The movie pro­duc­tion indus­try in Mal­ta is still a rel­a­tive­ly small, yet fast grow­ing sec­tor. Many Hol­ly­wood pro­duc­tions have already used the Mal­tese islands as a film­ing loca­tion, and these have made the island even more pop­u­lar. One of the first great block­busters filmed in Mal­ta was the movie Pop­eye. The movie required a film...

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Which business location is better: Malta or Cyprus?

When it comes to opti­mis­ing your com­pa­ny tax­es you have prob­a­bly come across the option of relo­cat­ing your busi­ness in order to pay less tax­es. Relo­cat­ing the busi­ness is some­thing that needs to be thought through, and the deci­sion should not be rushed. Just open­ing a let­ter box com­pa­ny for tax pur­pos­es is usu­al­ly frowned...

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Company formation in Malta — Saving taxes with a Malta Ltd

Many com­pa­nies in Mal­ta are ben­e­fit­ing from the Mal­ta Lim­it­ed com­pa­ny struc­ture which allows them to low­er the tax bur­den. We are being con­tact­ed by more peo­ple every day who are inter­est­ed in opti­mis­ing their tax­es with a lim­it­ed com­pa­ny in Mal­ta. How­ev­er, there are a few things to con­sid­er before mov­ing the com­pa­ny to...

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Is the Maltese company structure suited for my type of business?

Mal­ta has become an inter­est­ing loca­tion for com­pa­nies to con­sid­er when they are think­ing about options to opti­mise their tax bur­den. But the islands are not suit­able for every type of busi­ness, and in this post I would like to give you some infor­ma­tion about the types of com­pa­nies that could ben­e­fit from mov­ing their...

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A strategic location for your Limited company in Europe

When oper­at­ing a com­pa­ny it is becom­ing more and more impor­tant to con­sid­er the avail­able options to save tax­es. The coun­tries in Europe are able to set their own cor­po­ra­tion tax rates and man­age their own tax laws. This makes it par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing for some com­pa­nies in Europe, as free­dom of move­ment and being able...

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Money laundering prevention training at Dr. Werner & Partner

At the office of Dr. Wern­er & Part­ner we make an effort to offer our clients trans­par­ent and legal­ly sound solu­tions, for exam­ple for com­pa­ny for­ma­tions in Mal­ta. In order to stay updat­ed with laws and reg­u­la­tions, we reg­u­lar­ly hold train­ing ses­sions; just like yes­ter­day when we attend­ed a train­ing ses­sion about pre­ven­tion of mon­ey...