Incorporate in Malta
Set up a Malta Limited Liability Company
Malta is a reputable, compliant and transparent financial hub, and the gateway to the European Union, a market of more than 500 million people.
Due to its advantageous tax regime, Malta is the jurisdiction chosen by a large number of international companies and holding companies, to establish their headquarters and do business in the European Union.
Although its corporate standard rate is 35%, in practice there is a system of tax credits and refunds for individuals and corporate shareholders of part of the tax suffered on the distribution of profits.
The tax refund may be either a six-sevenths refund for trading income, a five-sevenths refund for passive interest and royalties, or a two-thirds refund for passive income. This may lead to a reduction of corporate tax to effective tax rates of between 5 and 10 percent, the lowest across the European Union.
Holding companies may benefit from a participation exemption. Dividend income, profits from a foreign P.E., and capital gains may be tax-exempt if the holding fulfills certain participation conditions. Furthermore, certain investments that yield a fixed rate of return may also be tax-exempt.
Malta is a full member of the EU and since 2008 has adopted the Euro as its official currency, with the benefits that it entails, such as the availability of funding opportunities or the European tax directives, including the Parent-Subsidiary Directive, the EU Mergers Directive, and the EU Interest & Royalties Directive.
Malta has also signed a large list of Double Taxation Agreements, and companies doing business in Malta have access to an English-speaking high-skilled workforce, make it even more attractive to incorporate in the jurisdiction.
Malta costs to obtain and administrate licenses are one of the lowest of the European Union and often valid for the whole EU territory. This makes Malta an attractive jurisdiction to establish businesses related to e-gaming, shipping, airline or investment funds.
All in all, Malta is a reputable jurisdiction and its private company limited by shares an excellent vehicle, whether to conduct international trade, hold immovable assets and intellectual property, conduct e-gaming business, or as a holding group company, a ship-owning company, an investment vehicle or a captive insurance company.
Malta Limited Liability Company Formation and First-Year Fees – USD 4,300.00 (All Included)
Note that our incorporation and annual fees are all “all-included fees”, and cover all the required services, duties, disbursements, and procedures to incorporate a limited liability company in Malta, and keep it in good standing.
- All applicable Registration and Government Fees (Malta Business Registry, and Malta Financial Services Authority)
- Preparing the Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association
- Preparing the Letter of appointment of Shareholder
- Preparing Power of Attorney to submit corporate documents to the MBR on behalf of the client
- Filing the M&AA and related incorporation documents with the MBR
- Providing Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum & Articles of Association certified by the Registrar
- Preparing Organigram, Register of Members, Register of Directors and Register of Beneficial Owners
- Preparing First Board Meeting Resolution resolving the Appointment of Directors, Registered Office and other corporate matters
- Registering the company with the Inland Revenue Department for Corporate and Value-added tax (VAT) purposes
- Preparing and Maintaining Share Registers
- Preparing Share Certificates
- Providing Registered Office Services for one year
- Providing Secretarial Services for one year
- Registering the company for VAT
- Providing Certified Copies of Corporate Documents
- Delivery of Corporate Documents, inclusive of Courier Fees
Time to form
It generally takes us 1-3 days to prepare the documents required to file the company with the MBR (M&AA, Letters of Appointment, PoA, etc.). Once we receive soft copies of the pre-incorporation documents executed by the client, we file the company with the MBR. It generally takes between 3-5 business days for the MBR to formally approve the company, and 1-3 days to release the certified M&AA, and the Certificate of Incorporation.
Bank Account Opening Services (Optional)
We assist you in opening a bank account in Malta.
Malta Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Malta Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsAgri BankN/ANoEURYesCompanies must have a business presence in Malta in the form of resident directors, offices and/or employees.FIMBankN/AYesMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have a business presence in Malta in the form of resident directors, offices and/or employees.MeDirectN/AYesMulticurrencyNoCompanies must have a business presence in Malta in the form of resident directors, offices and/or employees.
Note that we can also open overseas bank accounts for Malta companies in the following offshore jurisdictions:
Antigua Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Antigua Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsGlobal Bank of CommerceUSD 25,000YesUSD, EUR, GBPYesDBankUSD 10,000YesUSD, EURYesIn euros DBank processes only via SEPA. In dollars at the moment only with correspondents in the US, through FEDWIRE (not ACH at the moment).North International BankUSD 5,000YesUSD, EURYes
Bahamas Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Bahamas Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsDeltecUSD 1,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesEFG BankUSD 1,000,000YesMulticurrencyYesRemote account opening is possible but the bank will visit the client within first year after opening.Capital Union BankUSD 1,000,000NoUSDYesFamily Offices, Fund Managers and Asset Managers only
Belize Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Belize Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCaye BankUSD 1,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, CHF, AUD, AED, CNY, SEK, NOKYesHeritage BankUSD 3,000YesMulticurrencyYesBelize Bank InternationalUSD 4,000YesEUR, GBP, USDYes
BVI Bank Account - USD $ 900.00BVI Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsVP BankUSD 500,000NoMulticurrencyYesVP Bank offers services to local BVI residents as well as international clients who have BVI companies, trusts or fund structures. It is primarily focused on financing, investment management, custodial and securities trading accountsBank of AsiaUSD 20,000NoUSD, GBP, HKDYes
Cayman Islands Bank Account - USD $ 900.00Cayman Islands Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCayman National BankUSD 250,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, JPY, SEK, CHFYesNCB Cayman LimitedUSD 100,000YesUSD, EUR, CAD, GBP, AUD, MulticurrencyYes
Cook Islands Bank Account - USD $ 600.00Cook Islands Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital Security BankUSD 250,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, NZD, AUD, SGD, HKDYesClients can have a corporate account for operational purposes only if they open an investment account as well.
Curaçao Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Curaçao Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsExprinter International Bank N.V.USD 100,000YesMulticurrencyYes
Dominica Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Dominica Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsEqiBankUSD 15,000YesUSD, EUR, GBPYesKingdom BankN/ANoEUR, USDYesSWIFT transactions are carried out only through a pool account in the name of the bank.
EMI Bank Account - USD $ 300.00EMI Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsUK EMI AccountN/AYesMulticurrencyYesCards are subject to jurisdictions.Singapore EMI AccountN/AYesSGD, USDYesOnly companies incorporated in APAC jurisdictions.Lithuania EMI AccountN/ANoMulticurrencyYesKazakhstan EMI AccountDepending on category.NoMulticurrencyYesCanada EMI AccountN/ANoEURYesMalta EMI AccountN/ANoEURYes
Gibraltar Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Gibraltar Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsTuricum Private BankUSD 200,000NoUSD, EUR, GBPYesMoneycorp Bank Limitedcase-by-caseNoMulticurrencyYes
Hong Kong Bank Account - USD $ 1,400.00Hong Kong Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsDBS BankHKD 200,000YesHKD, USD, MulticurrencyYesA business nexus in Hong Kong is strictly required, in the form of clients, suppliers, employees or other counterparties.
Isle of Man Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Isle of Man Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital International BankN/ANoUSD, EUR, GBPYes
Labuan Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Labuan Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank IslamUSD 10,000NoUSD, JPY, SGD, EUR, GBPYesMayBank International Labuan BranchUSD 25,000NoUSD, EUR, CAD, CHF, GBP, HKD, SGD, JPY, THB, AEDYesThey focus more on Labuan incorporated entities.CitibankUSD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYes
Latvia Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Latvia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsLPB Bankcase-by-caseYesEUR, PLN, CNY, HUFYesThe company should have a substance in EU or UK. Personal accounts only for persons residing/working in Latvia.
Liechtenstein Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Liechtenstein Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBendura BankUSD 500,000NoMulticurrencyYesEvery active NFE needs to have a substance.
Luxembourg Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Luxembourg Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsEast West United BankN/AYesUSD, EUR, GBP, RUB, CHFYesCompanies conducting commercial activities are expected to conduct at least 30 incoming / outgoing transactions per month.
Mauritius Bank Account - USD $ 600.00Mauritius Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank OneUSD 50,000YesMulticurrencyYesInvestecUSD 50,000YesMulticurrencyYes
Nevis Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Nevis Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBONIUSD 10,000NoUSD, EUR, GBP, Multicurrency, CHF, CADYesHamilton Reserve BankUSD 100,000NoUSD, EUR, GBP, CHF, AUD, CAD, AED, JPY, SGD, HKDYesIMBLUSD 25,000NoMulticurrencyYes
Panama Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Panama Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMMG BankUSD 10,000YesUSD, EUR, CHF, GBP, CADYesCredicorpUSD 50,000YesUSD, EURYesCapital BankUSD 20,000YesUSDYes
Puerto Rico Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Puerto Rico Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsStrategic BankUSD 150,000NoUSDYesArival BankN/ANoUSDYesCB International Bank LLCN/AYesMulticurrencyYesUnionpay Merchant service for clients
Saint Lucia Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Saint Lucia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsPROVEN BANK (Former BOSLIL)USD 5,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, HKD, Multicurrency, CAD, CHF, AED, AUD, NZD, NOK, SEK, THB, JPY, ZARYes
Seychelles Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Seychelles Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsAl SalamUSD 25,000YesUSDYesInternet banking is in view mode only, all transactions are carried out via email or by phone.
Singapore Bank Account - USD $ 900.00Singapore Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsOCBC BankUSD 30,000YesUSD, SGD, AUD, CAD, HKD, NZD, GBP, EUR, JPY, CHFYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.RHBSGD/USD 30,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.DBS BankSGD 250,000YesMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.UOB BankSGD 250,000YesMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.Credit SuisseUSD 3,000,000NoUSD, SGDYesBank of ChinaSGD 100,000NoUSD, SGD, EUR, GBP, NZD, RMB, AUD, JPY, HKD, CHF, CADYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.
Switzerland Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Switzerland Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMaerki BaumannCHF 500,000YesMulticurrencyYesCIM BanqueUSD 10,000YesMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have a business presence in the country where they are incorporated or tax resident in the form of offices and/or employees.mbaerCHF 5,000NoMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have an expected turnover of at least CHF 3,000,000SygnumCHF 3,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesDeposit must be maintained in crypto assets held through the bank's custody services.Credit SuisseCHF 1,000,000YesMulticurrencyYes
USA Bank Account - USD $ 1,400.00USA Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsUSA Bank AccountUSD 5,000YesUSDYesThe company should trade in Asia and the USA.USA Bank AccountTypically USD 25,000 - USD 50,000, for high risk USD 500,000YesUSDYesAt least one US based signatory is required. Purpose to open an account in US is required.USA Bank AccountCase by case (from 10,000 but preferred 250K-300K)YesUSD, MulticurrencyYesThey tend to focus more on technology/startup companies that are focused on growing and scaling through future equity raises and subsequent debt facilities.
Vanuatu Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Vanuatu Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsPacific Private BankUSD 1,500NoEUR, GBP, USDYesOutgoing USD transactions cannot be facilitated.
Our bank account opening service is not just a mere introduction to the bank. We assist you in filling out the business plan forms appropriately and help you understand and provide business details, commercial information, and purpose/use of the bank account that a given bank wants to know in order to approve your account application.
Banks want certainty and clarity on how the account will be used. Everything must be watertight. We will work with you to make sure there is minimal ‘back and forth’ and a smooth account opening process.
Local Director Services (Optional)
Note that the appointment of a Maltese resident director is not a statutory requirement, but it may be advisable in certain circumstances for tax residency and double tax treaty benefits purposes.
- Malta Resident Director (Corporate) – USD 6,000.00 p.a. (Corporate Director, including appointment of director as Corporate Secretary)
Malta Company Annual Fees – USD 2,650.00 (payable one year after incorporation and annually thereafter)
- Providing Registered Office Services, including Registered Address, for one year
- Providing Secretarial Services for one year
- Preparing and Filing the Annual Return
- Annual Return Filing Fees and MBR Disbursements
Accounting and Tax Services (Optional, Estimation)
- Accounting Services (setting up the company general ledger and Trial Balance and preparation of Financial Statements) – USD 1,450.00 p.a.
- filing Quarterly VAT returns with the VAT Authority – USD 275.00 per quarter (if applicable, on an ongoing basis)
- auditing of annual accounts and preparing and submitting annual tax return, including tax refund registration and claims – USD 2,150.00 p.a. (one year after incorporation)
Other Services (Optional)
- Establishment of Foundations and Trusts, and provision of Trustee Services
- MFSA Licensing and Registration of Investment Firms, Investment Funds, Payment and Electronic Money Institutions, and Virtual Financial Assets Providers
- MGA Licensing of B2B and B2C Gaming Providers
Please, contact us for further information.