Malta Holding Company


A Malta 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.

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Benefits of a Holding Company

A Holding Company is a great option for organisations as 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 opportunities

5. Protect the business from losses if a subsidiary company goes bankrupt

6. Limits financial and legal liability and exposure


Benefits of a Personal Holding Company

There are six main benefits of having a personal holding company in Malta

1. Centralises and consolidates personal assets

2. It offers international tax planning opportunities 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


A corporate holding company can be used to hold business investments, such as:

  • Shares of Companies

  • Real Estate Holdings

  • Intellectual Property

  • Aircraft

  • Maritime Vessels

  • Other Business Investments


    A personal holding company hold a variety of investments, such as:

  • Portfolio of Investments

  • Luxury Yachts

  • Private Aircraft

  • Real Estate Holdings

  • Other Personal Investments



  • Why Set Up a Malta Holding Company

    Malta is a popular choice 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:

  • Malta Participation Exemption – this is a 100% tax exemption that applies to dividends and capital gains derived from a participating holding

  • Malta Tax Refunds – this lowers the effective corporate tax rate to 5%. The passive income tax rate can be lowered to an effective rate of 10%.

  • No Withholding Tax in Malta

  • European Union tax programmes – this includes the Parent-Subsidiary Directive and the Interest and Royalties Directive

  • Malta has in place more than 70 double taxation treaties in force with countries all over the world

    Alongside the financial and tax benefits, Malta is a popular choice for setting up a corporate structure 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.


  • Contact Us

    Creating a Holding Company in Malta can be a very simple and straightforward process. As Malta Company Formation agents, we can assist you through the whole process. Contact us for a free no-obligation consultation and we will talk you through the process of setting up a company in Malta as well as all the tax, compliance & legal advice.


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