On 12th March 2020, the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue (“CfR”) published new guidelines (the “Guidelines”) in connection with the leasing of pleasure yachts and the corresponding treatment of such leases for VAT purposes, which guidelines are essentially based on Article 59a of the EU VAT Directive.
A snap shot of the various Residence Programmes currently accommodated by Malta’s strategic legislative framework.
Malta’s accession to the EU and subsequent establishment as a European domicile of choice across various key industries (including financial services, remote gaming and e-commerce), has directly contributed to the jurisdiction’s increasing popularity as a place of permanent residence and a hub for international business transactions, resulting in the cumulative demand for the taking on lease of both residential and commercial property in Malta.
On the 1st January 2017, the Family Business Act (Chapter 565 of the laws of Malta) came into force in Malta with the aim of, inter alia, encouraging the regulation of family businesses, their governance and the transfer of the family business from one generation to the next, thereby assisting family businesses to enhance their internal organisation and structure with a view to working towards a seamless and effective succession of the family business.
A decade or so of key regulatory innovation spanning various industries, such as financial services, gaming, yachting and aviation, has incentivised several global entrepreneurs to use Malta not only as an efficient domicile of choice for their business interests but also as a base for their luxury ‘toys’.
Earlier this year, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) announced the launch of an innovative new breed of investment fund regime for Alternative Investment Funds (“AIFs”), namely the Notified AIF.
An overview of the various legal issues to be considered when launching your Malta start-up business
Townhouses, farmhouses, penthouses, houses of character, villas, bungalows, maisonettes, country views, sea views. You want it, Malta’s got it.
A overview of the manner in which Malta-registered Aircraft may constitute debt security.