Malta Company Formation

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Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in Malta Company Registration and opening bank accounts.

Malta – General Information

Malta Company Formation

Location: Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy).
Area: total: 316 sq km, land: 316 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
Natural resources: Limestone, salt, arable land.
Population: 416,338 (July 2017 est.).
Capital: Valletta.
Time Zone: UTC+1.
Language: Maltese (official) 90.1%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.9% (2005 est.).
Government type: Parliamentary republic.
Legal system: Mixed legal system of English common law and civil law based on the Roman and Napoleonic civil codes.
International organization participation: Australia Group, C, CD, CE, EAPC, EBRD, ECB, EIB, EMU, EU, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (NGOs), ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NSG, OAS (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PCA, PFP, Schengen Convention, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, Union Latina (observer), UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO.
Economy: Malta’s free market economy – the smallest economy in the euro-zone – relies heavily on trade in both goods and services, principally with Europe. Malta produces less than a quarter of its food needs, has limited fresh water supplies, and has few domestic energy sources. Malta’s economy is dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing, and tourism. Malta joined the EU in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2008.
Malta’s services sector continues to grow, with sustained growth in the financial services and online gaming sectors. Advantageous tax schemes remained attractive to foreign investors, though EU discussions of anti-tax avoidance measures have raised concerns among Malta’s financial services and insurance providers, as the measures could have a significant impact on those sectors.
Currency: Euro.

Malta Company Formation – Overview

Principal Corporate Legislation

The Companies Act, 1995 as amended.

Type of Law


Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents


Type of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

Private Limited Liability Company.

Malta Company Formation – Key Facts

Share Capital

The minimum authorised share capital is EUR 1,165. Minimum paid up share capital is EUR 1,165.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each BVI Company must have a Registered Office in Malta.


A Malta Company requires a minimum of one director is required. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Malta. Corporate directors are permitted.


A Malta Company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Publicly Accessible Records


Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors


Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders


Personal Presence Required



The corporate tax rate is currently stands at 35%. When dividends are paid by trading companies to the shareholders, these shareholders become entitled to claim refunds 6/7ths of the Malta tax paid by the company. taking into account such refunds, this results in an effective rate of Malta tax is 5%.


Maltese company trading from Malta may be registered for VAT purposes and the VAT prefix will be ‘MT’.

Double Taxation Treaty Access


Requirements to File Accounts


Requirement to File Annual Return


Audit Requirements




Exchange Control


Language of Name


Restricted Words

Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust”, “Trustee” etc. will require justification.

Name of a Company

The words “Limited”, or Ltd must be part of the name of every Malta company.

Time to Incorporate

5-10 days.

Cost of Malta Company Registration

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Services in Malta

Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services in Malta:

  • Malta Company Formation
  • Registered Office Services
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder / Nominee Director
  • Opening of Bank Accounts
  • Full Malta Company Administration Services
  • Mailing Address
  • Virtual Office
  • Book Keeping & Audit
  • VAT Registration
  • EORI Registration
  • Trademark Registration

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