Such companies can be used very advantageously for property management, especially in conjunction with Malta’s Double Tax Treaties and EU Directives.
The structuring of ownership through a Malta Company can reduce capital gains, transfer or stamp duties, and inheritance taxes and simplify a variety of other complex high-tax country issues.
A Malta Company can own Real Estate property both in Malta and in other countries including the beneficial shareholders’ country of residence. The Malta Company’s beneficial shareholders that own the property can sell their equity participation in the Maltese company instead of the property. The property’s legal ownership has not changed.
Where the shareholders of the company are non-resident in Malta and the immovable property is located outside Malta, there is an exemption from stamp duties and transfer duties in Malta.
Where the immovable property is located in Malta, the stamp duty payable on a transfer of shares shall be of €5 of every €100 or part thereof of the value of the property, if 75% or more of the assets of the Maltese Company consist of immovable property in Malta. In default, the applicable rate of duty on documents shall be of just €2 per every €100 or part thereof of the value of the property.
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