Setting up a company in Malta

If you are seeking to set up a business or company in a European country, then Malta is the ideal destination and we will assist you until such time as you are set up in Malta.

With a strong and stable local economy, an English-speaking and highly-skilled workforce, and a competitive tax regime that boasts a network of Double Taxation Agreements, there are few other European states that offer companies quite as many business benefits and opportunities as Malta.


As a member of the European Union since 2004 and a part of the Schengen Area since 2007, Malta has access to all EU directives and offers relocating and new companies a prime location at the heart of Europe.

Malta’s highly favourable tax regime is also very attractive to both new and established companies. With corporate tax and legal systems that are EU- and OECD-approved, and with a single regulator (the MFSA), Malta offers a reputable, accessible and investor-oriented environment in which to do business.

Likewise, local trading companies enjoy a range of tax-related benefits, including a low VAT rate and easy VAT registration, no withholding taxes on company dividends, royalties and interest, and various income tax exemptions and deductions. There is also a wealth of up-to-date governmental tax incentives and schemes available, which are aimed at small businesses, businesses re-domiciling in Malta, and businesses investing in plant and machinery in Malta.

Setting up a company in Malta to make the most of these advantages is relatively simple and fast, taking as little as 48 hours depending on the type of company and the speed at which the required information and documentation is submitted to the authorities. The process differs slightly according to the type of company, but ultimately it must have at least one shareholder who is either a person or a corporate entity, and have a registered office address situated in Malta. In addition, you will need to ensure that the low Malta Company Formation expenses are settled and audits are carried out as required.

Your FSPC Lead Contact is equipped to project manage every aspect of setting up your new company in Malta on your behalf, leaving you free to achieve your company’s objectives in the comfort and prosperity that is found within this booming Mediterranean business hub.