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Guidelines in relation to ATAD

Following the implementation of the EU Directive 2016/1164 (ATAD1) by means of Subsidiary Legislation 123.187, the Maltese tax authorities issued official guidelines with respect to the Interest Deduction Limitations, CFC and Exit Tax.   The guidelines also include examples and…

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Reduction in interest rate

By virtue of two separate legal notices, the interest on late payments of income tax and VAT has been reduced from 0.54% to 0.33% per month.  The change is effective from 1 January 2020.
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The Patent Box Regime

As from year of assessment 2020, any person incurring qualifying IP expenditure and from which qualifying IP income is derived, may claim a deduction which may reduce the chargeable income from qualifying IP by 95%.  The assets that are considered...
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Tax Consolidation in Malta

Following the publication of the Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules by means of Legal Notice 110 of 2019, Malta introduced fiscal unity rules providing for a consolidated tax group.  As a result, certain groups of companies may, from the year...
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Malta implements ATAD

Malta implemented the EU Directive 2016/1164 of 12 July 2016 laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market (ATAD) by means of Legal Notice 411 of 2018 EU ATAD Implementation Regulations, 2018. ...
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Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD)

During the Budget speech for 2019 presented on 22 October 2018, it was announced that Malta, like other EU Member States, will be implementing the EU Directive on Anti-Tax Avoidance, more commonly known as ATAD1.   Although no detailed provisions...
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Corporate Taxation

Malta has been an EU Member State since 1 May 2004 and the adoption of EU Directives coupled with a unique full imputation system of taxation as well as tax refunds has developed the country into an international financial centre. ...
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Corporate Matters

Malta, being an EU Member State since 1 May 2004, has established itself as an international financial centre.  The legislative framework is in conformity with EU law.  The Companies Act is modelled on the UK Companies Act and provides for...
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Double Taxation Relief

Malta does not impose any withholding tax on outgoing dividends, interest and royalties irrespective of the recipient’s tax residence and status.  However, income received from foreign sources may be subject to a withholding tax and therefore Malta offers three main...
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Redomiciliation

Redomiciliation is the process whereby a company registered in a particular jurisdiction migrates or is continued in another jurisdiction without the need to be wound up or liquidated.  As a result, the main advantage of a redomiciliation is that there...
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