Company Formation and Registration

This process in Malta is a simple-enough and straightforward procedure, set out by The Malta Companies Act which is modeled on its UK counterpart. Griffiths + Associates’s experts may assist you with the company formation and registration procedure, and you will be satisfied with the outcome with meeting the legal requirements.

If you want to order this service, please contact us for formation and registration process. Fill in a company application form and due diligence documents on the directors and shareholders. After evaluation of documentation our experts, we make a formal proposal entailing all the details, price, terms, and payment. We begin working immediately we receive the client’s confirmation and prepayment. The memorandum and articles of the established company will be drafted for signature.
The usual deadlines for a private limited liability (“td.” or “Limited”) – about a week, for a public limited liability company (“p.l.c.”) – after MFSA’s approval.

Chief characteristics:

Malta company law does not impose any restrictions, but you need to know activities of majority of companies in Malta are regulated by MFSA or LGA.

  • Minimum authorized and issued share capital is:
    46,600 Euros for public LLC of which only 25% needs to be paid up;
    1164,69 Euros for private LLC (it could be rounded up to €1200 – 1200 shares of €1 each) of which 20% must be paid up.
  • Minimum number of shareholders: 1 or 2 in case where a corporate Director is appointed to the Board.
  • Minimum Annual Government Fee: €100 where the authorised share capital of the Company does not exceed €1,500.
  • Tax planning: – 35% on trading profits but typically tax refunds reduce the effective Maltese tax burden to around 5-10% (the shareholder will become eligible to claim a tax refund on Malta tax paid of either 2/3, 5/7 or 6/7 depending on the stream of income).

7-Step guide how starting a business in Malta:

Our experts may assist you throughout all stages of formation and incorporation process:

  1. Select a trade name and choose a business form.
  2. Prepare registration documentation.
  3. Open up a bank account and deposit the minimum share capital.
  4. Register with MFSA.
  5. Tax registration: get a tax identification number, register with the VAT department and obtain necessary licences.
  6. Register with the ETC, obtain a PE number.
  7. Register for data protection.

The usual deadlines for a private limited liability (“td.” or “Limited”) – about a week, for a public limited liability company (“p.l.c.”) – after MFSA’s approval.

We guarantee you full accounting and legal support.

Our company’s mission – to provide quality financial services to our esteemed local and international clients, keeping their needs at the centre of our ethos; going the extra mile to efficiently and effectively assist them in growing and fulfilling their business and personal needs.

Peter Griffiths – Managing and Tax Director
Peter Griffiths
Managing and Tax Director, Griffiths + Associates
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