To fully understand the tax opportunities that arise out of taxation of non-domiciled residents in Malta, it is essential to understand the meaning of domicile and resident status under Maltese law.
Following the 2018 Budget, delivered by the Minister of Finance earlier in October this year, one of the changes being proposed in the said Budget Bill, relates to the remittance basis of taxation.
Successive Maltese governments have sought to enter into double taxation agreements with other countries to encourage international trade and the growth of financial services, while at the same time curbing tax evasion.
If you are a resident and work in Malta, you are subject to pay Income Tax to the Inland Revenue Department. Taxation in Malta follows similar employment brackets to the rest of the EU. Income Tax contributions scale up as income increases and there are five brackets where the range spans from 0% up to 35% taxation on income. There are three rates - one for single individuals, one for married couples and one for parents.
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