A Maltese company is an ideal vehicle for establishing a business within the EU. Malta is regarded as a jurisdiction of choice due to its fully EU-compliant highly competitive tax system, participation exemption and tax refund, along with over 70 double tax agreements. Sovereign’s team based in Malta can establish both holding companies and trading companies. The Maltese tax system is designed to attract investors and entrepreneurs. Maltese entities can be used for all types of business including holding companies, estate and succession planning, trading companies, family office, funds, local and international property holding and insurance. Sovereign offers company formation and management in Malta across all business areas and corporate structures, together with the administrative support to maximise opportunities and achieve long-term sustainability. These range from full back-office solutions to assistance with compliance in respect of regulatory, tax and economic substance rules.
Sovereign’s Private Client services assist families and entrepreneurs around the world to structure their assets to support personal, family, commercial and charitable interests. Sovereign has the depth of technical expertise to identify and create the optimum solution for our clients’ needs, whether that be asset protection, estate or succession planning. Malta offers a wide range of investment vehicles, including investment funds, companies, trusts and foundations, that can accommodate the most complex arrangements within the security of a full EU member state. Malta’s beneficial tax regime allows for minimal tax impact on a corporate or personal level. HNWIs and their families can also benefit from substantial tax advantages if they move their residence to Malta, which operates a scheme offering a flat tax rate of 15% on foreign income if they purchase property in Malta. Malta is also an attractive base for the registration of commercial and pleasure yachts, as well as aircraft.
The robust regulatory framework provided by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), together with Malta’s full EU Member status and established financial services industry, make Malta a compelling jurisdiction for international pensions. Sovereign Pension Services Limited is licensed by the MFSA as a Retirement Scheme Administrator and offers a full range of international retirement benefit solutions from Malta, including four Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) and a Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes (QNUPS). Malta’s legislation allows for a number of customised structures that suit the requirements of individuals or international businesses. Malta’s EU Member status means that companies established in other EU member states can also sponsor occupational schemes established in Malta. All plans can be tailored to fulfil the objectives of the scheme sponsors and members.