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International Trading Companies

The International Trading Company (ITC) is an onshore corporate vehicle with potentially a resulting effective tax rate of 4.17% and with the possibility of confidential beneficial ownership. [more info...]

International Holding Companies

An International Holding Company (IHC) is potentially a 0% tax company resident in Malta and formed with the objective of holding overseas investments and to distribute that income to non-residents.  Non-resident shareholders of IHCs qualify for a full refund of the Maltese tax paid by the company on profits and gains arising from “participating holdings” when such profits are distributed. [more info...]

Shipping Companies

Shipping companies are subject to corporate tax at the normal rate. However, under the Merchant Shipping Act, all gains or profits of a Malta company derived from the operation and ownership of a Maltese registered vessel are exempt from income tax. [more info...]

Redomiciliation of Foreign Companies in Malta

Foreign companies incorporated outside Malta may transfer their domicile to Malta without winding up their foreign business.  Foreign companies which choose to transfer their domicile to Malta may benefit from the tax advantages available under the International Trading Companies legislation.  [more info...]

Maltese Registered Trusts

The Maltese Registered Trust enjoys a number of advantages: favourable taxation, confidentiality, control of assets, no probate; the investment income from funds can be accumulated tax-free. [more info...]


See also:

Double taxation treaties

Remote Gaming Licenses - New May 2004 Regulations


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