Malta International Holding Company (IHC) Company Formation

Malta is a member of the EU and is therefore an attractive jurisdiction in which to incorporate a company. Furthermore, as the Maltese tax system is designed to promote international investment and support the development of financial services in Malta, the tax rate is set particularly low for non-resident tax payers.

An International Holding Company (IHC) is a company intended to hold overseas investments and distribute the income to non-residents.

Company Name

A Maltese IHC must have a unique name and the Registrar of Companies has the right of refuse any name it feels is undesirable or offensive. The company must end with the suffix Limited or Ltd.

Registered Agent / Office

It is a requirement that a Maltese IHC must have a registered agent and a registered address in Malta. This is provided as part of our incorporation service.

Directors

A minimum of one director is required.

Shareholders

Single member companies can be registered, with a maximum of 50 for a private company. Shareholder names are filed on the public register.

Company Secretary

A Maltese company must appoint a company secretary.

Share Capital

An IHC company has a minimum authorised share capital of €1,200 which must be fully paid up upon incorporation.

Timescale

Once all of the incorporation information has been received it takes from one to two weeks to incorporate.

Malta Company Formation fees

Malta IHC Company Formation – 5 days

  • Company Name search and approval
  • Liaise with the local registrar and relevant authorities
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Memorandum & Articles
  • Presentation of registration documents with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA)
  • File the documents with the Registry of Companies
  • Publication in the Official Journal
  • Application for Tax Registration Number
  • Registration fee – (£180)
  • Government Company Documentation fee – (£280)
  • Appoint the Company Directors
  • Opening of a Company in Formation bank account; to deposit the initial share capital
  • Application to the MFSA to register the company
  • Compliance work
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Registration with Tax Authorities
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
£2460
Additional Services
Company Administration & Registered Office (required)£640
Company Secretary (required)£540
Annual Renewal Fees
Company Administration

  • Provision of the Registered Office in Malta
  • Compliance with local domicile requirements
  • Payment of Government Fees
  • Maintaining statutory records
  • Statutory Due-Diligence
  • 12 months basic consultation
  • Ensuring that your company is kept in good standing through payment of the annual government fee and filing of annual documents
  • Registry Renewal Fee (£220)
£860
Company Secretary£650
Government Company Registration fee£180
Government Company Documentation fee£280
Directors Register Maintenance£175

 

Your company will be incorporated using your chosen name and we will ensure that the procedure is as simple as possible.

The whole incorporation process can be completed online and we will administer the preparation and filing of all registration forms on your behalf.

Filing Requirements

Financial Statements need to be lodged with the tax authorities in Malta and with the Company Registry and the accounts of the holding company need to be audited.

The Register of Shareholders and the Register of Directors must be kept in Malta.

Proof of Identity

As part of our due diligence we require proof of identity in the form of a passport copy for all directors and shareholders of the company.

Travel

A visit to Malta is not required to incorporate your company.

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