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Company Formation Malta



VAT Registration in Malta

Updated on Monday 15th January 2018

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VAT-Registration-in-Malta.jpgIndividuals and companies that are subject to financial operations in Malta are imposed by the law to register for VAT purposes. The value added tax is applicable for goods and services placed on the market with the purpose of trading. We mention that a company registration in Malta comes with the compulsory registration with the tax authorities. Our company incorporation specialists in Malta are at your disposal with assistance and information when drafting the documents for your firm.

Necessary documents to register for VAT in Malta

Sole proprietorships and companies registered in Malta must comply with the VAT regulations and register in accordance. There are a few documents to prepare and provide with the tax authorities in Malta, such as:
•    a copy of the Articles of Association of the firm;
•    a copy of the identification card of the business’ representative;
•    documents which provide the purpose of the company and the starting date of the activities;
•    the application form provided by the tax authorities.
The VAT registration in Malta is made in complete respect with the provisions of the Article 10 comprised by the VAT Act. Furthermore, the registration procedure must be done within 30 days of the first goods and services supplied on the Maltese market. In that time, the VAT number which starts with the MT initials will be issued by the financial authorities. The company incorporation procedure in Malta is not subject to bureaucracy, and investors can implement their activities in a fast and reliable manner. In this sense, our Maltese company formation representatives can assist you throughout the entire process.

Who must register for VAT in Malta

Companies with profits above EUR 14,000  per year are subject to VAT registration in Malta. As for the sole traders in Malta, even if the VAT registration is compulsory once the economic and financial activities are registered, there are also exemptions from this kind of taxation and that is related to a certain category of sole proprietorships: medical practitioners, particular insurance firms. We mention that the standard VAT rate in Malta is set at 18% and it is applicable to numerous goods and services with the scope of selling them on the Maltese market.
If you want more information about how to start a business in Malta and about how to align with the tax requirements in this country, please do not hesitate to contact our team of company formation representatives in Malta.


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