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Maltese International Holding Companies

Net tax liability: 0%

An International Holding Company (IHC) is a company resident in Malta 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.


Onshore Status

Taxation (0%)

1. The Credit & Refund Mechanism

2. Further Refunds

Qualifying Holding

1. Participating Holding

2. Procedure for Refund

Formation Requirements

1. Corporate Requirements

2. Disclosure & Reporting

3. Exchange Control Exemption

4. Expatriate Employees

5. Bank Accounts

6. Documentation

7. Confidentiality


See also:

International Trading Companies

Redomiciliation of Foreign Companies to Malta

Malta Double Taxation Treaties


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