Setting up a business in Malta can bring great rewards for your investment. Here is a walkthrough on how to start a business in Malta.
The Maltese jurisdiction offers quite a wide variety of choice when it comes to the legal structures you can use to set up your business. Whichever legal entity you choose, Malta has set in place laws and regulations that are more accommodating to foreign investors. This explains why Malta is one of the most favorable investment destinations in the world. Below are the legal structures by which businesses can exist in Malta:
In a bid to promote foreign investment, Malta offers a wide range of incentives to investors starting a business in Malta. This explains why there is a large influx of foreign companies opening their branches in Malta. Furthermore, the fact that Malta has business-friendly corporate laws—and is an active member of the European Union, makes it a perfect and strategic investment destination. It's also the ideal gateway to the EU for non-EU investors.
After successfully settling in Malta, one of the necessary things you will need is a bank account. A local bank account will make it convenient for you to receive your salary if you are working, pay bills, pay medical care among other activities.
A lot of investors are opening holding companies in Malta in order to benefit from the participation exemption regime. Holding companies serve as a great avenue for investors who want to hold assets in Malta or participate in other Maltese companies and yet benefit from the same operations and tax planning arrangements as other Maltese companies.
What is a holding company and what does it do
Malta offers one of the most investor-friendly business environments in the world. This can be witnessed by its wide and diverse selection of tax neutral securitization vehicles, which in turn come with many international and legal tax benefits.