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From its start in 2014 to date, the Maltese Citizenship by Investment Programme has proven to be very successful, providing a second passport option to individuals and families.
Legal Notice 373 of 2017, Trusts and Trustees Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017 (hereinafter the ‘Regulations’) was recently enacted to implement the relevant provisions on beneficial ownership information of Directive 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing and are applicable to trusts under the Trusts and Trustees Act in Malta.
Legal Notice 374 of 2017, the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Regulations’) have just been enacted in Malta to give effect to Directive 2015/849 to implement the relevant provisions on beneficial ownership information of the said Directive.
Malta is a true Mediterranean island paradise, it looks different to unique from other European countries especially due to the look of properties in Malta, the way the buildings in Malta are built. Nonetheless, also due to the incredible blue sea, relaxed lifestyle and booming economy it is a wonderful place to call home.
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.