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3 reasons why Maltese limited companies are not offshore companies

Often clients tell me that a lim­it­ed com­pa­ny in Mal­ta is an off­shore com­pa­ny. I must strong­ly dis­agree with that state­ment. A com­pa­ny in Mal­ta is not an off­shore com­pa­ny. This is espe­cial­ly rel­e­vant when it comes to exter­nal rela­tion­ships and tech­ni­cal dis­tinc­tions. An off­shore com­pa­ny is fun­da­men­tal­ly dif­fer­ent, and also treat­ed dif­fer­ent­ly by author­i­ties....

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Geographical and cultural advantages of Malta

Who­ev­er wants to be suc­cess­ful with their com­pa­ny in this world must be well-posi­tioned in the inter­na­tion­al mar­ket. A legit­i­mate ques­tion for every entre­pre­neur is then where to estab­lish the com­pa­ny, and what dif­fer­ent loca­tions have to offer. Today, I do not want to talk about the tax ben­e­fits of a com­pa­ny reg­is­tered in Mal­ta....

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3 advantages of operating your limited liability company in Malta

The for­ma­tion of a lim­it­ed com­pa­ny in Mal­ta can have dif­fer­ent motives. Peo­ple often do not know the advan­tages of a Mal­tese lim­it­ed, and have to gath­er infor­ma­tion before ful­ly under­stand­ing the poten­tial such a com­pa­ny struc­ture can have. I have decid­ed to write about some of the advan­tages a Mal­ta lim­it­ed com­pa­ny can have,...

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Malta’s social reform — Helping 22.000 people out of poverty by 2015

Facts about pover­ty in Mal­ta 13.000 chil­dren live in fam­i­lies with a year­ly income of only €6,500. These fig­ures are alarm­ing, and the gov­ern­ment has now tak­en up the cause to make it their goal to fight this pover­ty. The goal is to reduce the num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing in pover­ty by 22,000 by the...

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€100 million revenue: passport business in Malta meets higher demands than expected

Mal­ta offers for­eign investors the pos­si­bil­i­ty to pur­chase the cit­i­zen­ship, and even though the coun­try gained a lot of cri­tique for this mea­sure in the begin­ning of the year, crit­ics have gone qui­eter now. So far, over 100 peo­ple have tak­en up the offer of the so called “Gold­en Pass­port”. They now have unre­strict­ed access...

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Malta facilitates Shariah-compliant investments

Mal­ta is becom­ing more and more impor­tant as a place for Islam­ic finance, with annu­al growth rates of 15–20%, and expect­ed rev­enues of $2 bil­lion in 2014. What makes this island nation so inter­est­ing for Shari­ah-com­pli­ant cap­i­tal invest­ment are a strong and flex­i­ble frame­work, and com­pre­hen­sive dou­ble tax treaties. Mal­ta also ben­e­fits from a geo­graph­i­cal­ly...

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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...