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Malta Retirement Programme Rules 2012
Malta is an excellent place to retire at any age, which is why the recent introduction of the Malta Retirement Programme satisfies the requirements of many EU, EEA or Swiss nationals whose main income is from pensions, retirement schemes/ plans and lifetime or temporary annuities. Beneficiaries of this scheme have the right to pay a flat rate of 15% on foreign source income received in Malta, by them or their dependants. This is subject to a minimum annual tax payment of €7,500, with an additional €500 per dependant and special carer (if any). This scheme also confers the right to claim double taxation relief, and any income arising in Malta would be taxable at 35%. This scheme is subject to certain conditions, detail of which can be immediately available on request.
Highly Qualified Professionals
The Highly Qualified Persons rules of 2011, allows individuals employed by and receiving income from an ‘eligible office’, to be subject to a flat rate of 15% on their employment income instead of the progressive rates of tax which are capped at 35%. The idea behind these rules is to attract expatriates working within specialized sectors to relocate to Malta and in the process continuing to increase Malta’s attractiveness as a reputable services centre of excellence. Said income must amount to at least €75,000 per annum. These rules are subject to certain conditions, detail of which can be immediately available on request.