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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules, 2019

July 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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On 31 May 2019, Malta published the “Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules". The rules will come into force as from year of assessment 2020 and the rules introduce the concept of fiscal units into Maltese tax law.

Immigration Status of British Citizens Resident in Malta

April 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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On the 9th of April 2019 the Immigration Status of British Citizens Resident in Malta on the Withdrawal Date of the United Kingdom from the European Union Regulations, 2019 (“Regulations”) were published.

How beneficial owners registers aim to curb money laundering and tax evasion

With more complicated company structures being used, it has become increasingly more difficult to establish who the ultimate beneficial owners of entities are. In light of the new regulation, do you believe that the Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) Register can help in any way to prevent financial crime?

The Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations

December 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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The Conditions of Entry and Residence of Third-Country Nationals in the Framework of an Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations (“Regulations”) were brought into force through Subsidiary Legislation 217.21. These Regulations transpose EU Directive 2014/66/EU into Maltese law.

The Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations

December 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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The Conditions of Entry and Residence of Third-Country Nationals in the Framework of an Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations (“Regulations”) were brought into force through Subsidiary Legislation 217.21. These Regulations transpose EU Directive 2014/66/EU into Maltese law.

A BRIEF COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE CITIZENSHIP FOR INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY MALTA AND CYPRUS.

July 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Valletta Legal.

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Introduction

 In recent years many countries have initiated programmes allowing high net-worth individuals to acquire citizenship by means of investment. Certainly, one cannot deny that this process has been influenced by destabilization of certain regions, globalisation and migration for reasons of stability, prosperity and other personal reasons or financial reasons that such persons may have.

The desire to attract new investors and capital has for decades incentivised countries to conclude visa-free travelling arrangements and offer residence and citizenship programmes. Indeed, there is no doubt that citizenship by investment is one of the mechanisms that can be used for such purposes and whilst several countries have previously embarked on such programmes, Malta and Cyprus can nowadays be seen as two major players in this field. Other comparable programmes are offered by Antigua and Barbuda, The Republic of Austria, The Republic of Bulgaria, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, and The Dominican Republic.

Since both Malta and Cyprus are relatively similar in nature, being two islands in the sunny Mediterranean Sea, being predominantly English speaking, having similar Mediterranean cultures and offering similar lifestyle, the scope of this article has been restricted to the comparison of the relevant Maltese and Cypriot citizenship for investment programmes.

The Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP)

January 2017 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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A. INTRODUCTION

The whole process to obtain a Malta passport via the Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP) is divided into a number of stages.

With each stage, different documentation, forms and fees need to be submitted and paid accordingly.

Malta's New Tax Incentives targeting Valuable Human Power

An Eye for Innovation, Creativity & Excellence

â–  Dr Jean Philippe Chetcuti, Malta

On 27th April 2012, Malta Enterprise, the University of Malta and the Malta Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment launched the Digital Gaming Strategy for Malta to facilitate the growth of this lucrative niche as an offshoot of the flourishing ICT industry.

 

 

Malta emerges as a Forex domicile

Starting circa the beginning of 2010, Malta has seen increasing interest in the Forex sector, an industry which only a handful of years ago was practically non-existent. Different kinds of forex operators, ranging from introducing brokers all the way through to fund managers focusing on forex as an asset class and fully fledged market makers have chosen Malta as their European base of operations. Various authorisations have already been issued by the Malta Financial Services Authority (The MFSA) to such operations, and with many other applications pending before the regulator, additional growth appears to be a certainty in the forthcoming months. In fact, there are already clear clues that forex is set to become, alongside stalwarts such as hedge funds and insurance captives, an important pillar of the Maltese financial services offering.

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