International Holding Company in Malta

What is a Holding Company?

An international holding company is a parent corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership that owns enough voting stock in another company that it can control that company’s policies and oversee its management decisions.

Benefits of an IHC for a Corporation

An International Holding Company (IHC) is a great option for organisations at it:

  1. Centralises management and control
  2. Consolidates all subsidiary companies within one group
  3. Allows for greater efficiency on reporting obligations
  4. It offers international tax planning opportunites
  5. Protect the business from losses if a subsidiary company goes bankrupt
  6. Limits financial and legal liability and exposure

Benefits of a PHC in Malta

There are six main benefits of having a personal holding company (PHC) in Malta:

  1. Centralises and consolidates personal assets
  2. It offers international tax planning opportunites companies and individuals
  3. Limit the financial and legal liability exposure
  4. Protect your personal assets, because the corporation technically holds those assets
  5. Allow for effective succession planning
  6. Provide an asset protection strategy

An holding company in Malta can be used to hold business investments, such as:

  • Shares of Companies
  • Real Estate Holdings
  • Intellectual Property
  • Aircraft
  • Maritime Vessels
  • Other Business Investments

A PHC in Malta hold a variety of investments, such as:

  • Portfolio of Investments
  • Luxury Yachts
  • Private Aircraft
  • Real Estate Holdings
  • Other Personal Investments

Why Set Up an International Holding Company in Malta

Malta is a popular choice to set up an IHC as it offers many tax planning opportunities. The holding company and the Malta Tax System helps investors or companies reduce their effective rate of tax.

The Malta tax benefits include:

Alongside the financial and tax benefits, Malta is a popular choice for setting up an international holding company for the following reasons:

  • Malta is a member of the European Union;
  • Regulated and efficient legal and tax framework;
  • Multi-Lingual Workforce;
  • Legislation in written and spoken in Maltese and English;
  • Malta Company Formation and ongoing administration costs are relatively low;
  • Simple travel to most European countries as well as the rest of the world.

How to Start a Holding Company?

Creating a Holding Company in Malta can be a very simple and straightforward process. Contact us for a free no-obligation consultation and we will discuss any queries you have.

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