About Malta

Malta is perhaps best known for its sunshine and history. But the island has more to offer than its sun – over 300 days – and historical importance: Malta has the oldest freestanding structures in the world and its entire capital city, Valletta, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also a trusted hub for financial services and has achieved this status for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, Malta is an EU Member State, meaning Maltese law conforms with EU directives and provides a respected and regulated jurisdiction; with regulation provided by the Malta Financial Services Authority. As well as the recent injections of EU legislation, Maltese Commercial Law is historically based on English Statute and Principles with all laws published in English as well as Maltese.

Doing Business in Malta

Malta is also home to numerous international businesses that have opted to form companies in Malta due to favourable fiscal conditions. Whilst the nominal corporate tax rate in Malta is 35%, a company with foreign shareholders is eligible for a six sevenths tax refund in most cases, giving net effective tax rate of just 5%. Malta also has the lowest intellectual property rate, VAT rate, and gaming tax in Europe.

Malta is able to be such a respected service provider due to the quality of its workforce. This workforce is well educated, thanks to one of the oldest Universities in the Commonwealth (the University of Malta traces its origins to 1592) that produces approximately 3,000 graduates per year. It is also multilingual, with most Maltese speaking both Maltese and English, and many speaking Italian or French also.

A Strategic location

As a geographical location, Malta is well connected. The country can be reached via multiple budget airlines and Air Malta (the national airline) which offers direct flights to 35 major European cities. Flight time from London is approximately 3 hours, whilst Malta can be reached from Rome in 1 hour. Additionally due to its position in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is home to one of the largest shipping registers in the world and offers a great gateway to doing business in North Africa or the Middle East, both of which are in close proximity.

Finally, Malta is a politically stable country with extremely low threats of national disaster, coupled with an expanding company registrar courtesy of its thriving Financial Services Sector.

We look forward to welcoming you to 8, and to our little stunning, sunny island!

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