What are the steps and requirements for incorporating a company in Malta? Let’s explore the most important steps that anyone interested in incorporating a company in Malta should follow.

Business structure:

The first step is to determine the busintess structure. The most common company structure in Malta is a private limited company – Limited or Ltd. As part of the structure planning is deciding on the shareholders and shareholding, the director/s and one company secretary.

Company name:

Choosing a unique company name that is not already used by another company in Malta is a must. The chosen company name should end with Limited or Ltd and must be approved by the Malta Business Registry (MBR). This entity is also responsible for the registration of documents and the issuing of certified documentation amongst others. There is also an option to reserve a company name.

Register the company:

When registering the company at MBR, you must submit a number of required documents including the memorandum of association and articles of association, and proof of identity of Directors and Shareholders.

Tax and VAT:

Once registered, you will need to obtain a Tax Identification number from the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue as well as a VAT number from the VAT Department.

Corporate bank account:

The next step would be to open a corporate bank account to handle the company’s financial transactions.

Do you require assistance?

These steps might be overwhelming especially for someone incorporating a company the first time. That is why one should rely on a licensed corporate services provider to handle the company formation process. Such assistance is available to anyone who needs guidance throughout all these steps and beyond, up to the day to day running of the company.

Appointing a licensed corporate services provider and an accounting firm like Fairwinds Management Limited will help you form the company and maintain accurate financial records all whilst ensuring that the company complies with laws and regulations. Our professional team is well experienced in this sector and can assist you in a number of ways including business planning, preparing and filing tax returns, VAT returns, budgeting and more.

If you are in the process of incorporating a company and would like assistance in this respect or you already have a company and would like to keep it financially healthy, you can get in touch with our team on info@fairwindsmanagement.net.

Fairwinds Management Limited is a MFSA licensed firm offering Business Solutions in Malta. As part of our services, we offer Accounting, Administration, Corporate and Legal solutions.  Fairwinds Management also manages the brand Accounting Services. More information about us and our key services please visit our website. You may reach Fairwinds Management on +356 2704 0903 or info@fairwindsmanagement.net.

Article written by Ms Charlene Sciberras, B.A. (Hons), guest writer, a marketing and business administration specialist with a special focus on corporate, accounting, and legal matters.