Malta

Why Malta?

As a member of the European Union and a hub for business from European and North African countries, Malta is regarded among the best performing Eurozone economies. It has flexibility, innovation and competitiveness.

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean - almost mid-way between Europe and North Africa - this multilingual, bustling business centre has one of the most favourable tax systems in the EU.

Malta’s laws and regulations, including its tax laws, are aligned with those of the EU including EU Directives, which primarily aim to reduce foreign withholding taxes. Malta is also classified as Largely Compliant under the Phase II of the OECD’s Peer Review in matters of transparency and exchange of tax information.

Malta is party to more than 70 double taxation agreements. With corporate structures involving Maltese companies increasingly influenced by international tax planning, Maltese corporate structures provide clear advantages for both foreign companies and private individuals.

Our core areas of expertise

TMF Group has been operating in Malta for over a decade. Our specialist team includes lawyers, certified public accountants and members of the local fiduciary and tax bodies. TMF Malta is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

TMF Malta serves more than 100 multinational companies operating in a plethora of business activities including real estate, construction, banking, oil and gas, renewable energy, telecommunications and private equity. We provide a full range of corporate management services to help maximise their efficiency and productivity.

We take pride in assisting our clients to grow and protect their businesses and investments by offering tailor-made solutions to meet their needs. Clients benefit from TMF Group’s global network and strong local market knowledge.

Our full range of services includes:

  • Accounting and Tax services: We take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Consultancy solutions: A flexible service allowing companies to deal with complexities created by expansion into new countries or growth in existing overseas locations.
  • Corporate Secretarial services: We can take care of recurring compliance filings, manage routine corporate changes and retrieve any official corporate documents from official registries.
  • HR and Payroll services: We help you to apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.
  • Governance services: We help you stay compliant, manage your risk and regulatory obligations, including your filling requirements for CRS, FATCA, KYC and BEPS related regulations.

Local Services:

In addition to our global portfolio of services* our Malta office provides extra support for specific local requirements including:

Citizenship application services: We can support applicants in completing their paperwork for Maltese citizenship by offering our services for the collection, collation and preparation of the necessary supporting documentation. We also act as our clients’ central point of contact with Identity Malta. We can assist applicants with their residential and other needs in Malta through our contacts with the relevant local professionals.

Office space: We can offer turnkey furnished offices for rent in the TMF Malta premises. Shared office resources and front desk support are available if and when required.

Specific projects: TMF Malta can handle the set-up or reorganisation of accounting systems, including consolidation reporting systems as well as detailed KPI analysis. We can also assist in implementing software packages, establishing accounting control procedures, preparing the books of accounts and the financial statements for audit purposes, the training of accountants and any other services you may require from time to time.

Re-domiciliation: TMF Malta may assist with the re-domiciliation of a registered foreign company into Malta. Given that TMF Group has a presence in more than 80 jurisdictions, clients may appoint TMF in both jurisdictions, facilitating the re-domiciliation of the company to Malta. Our team of accountants and lawyers will assist the client with collating and compiling all necessary information required to be filed with the local authorities in the course of the migration.

Registration of yachts: Certain benefits are available to yacht owners when the craft is registered with the Maltese Commercial Yacht Register. TMF Malta can assist with a full range of corporate set-up, management, compliance and support services in this regard.

To find out exactly how we can help you, speak to our experts

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