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Capital Gains and property Transfer Tax in Malta

According to Maltese law, Capital Gains Tax is actually a transaction cost and not a tax on capital gains. The rate levied is usually set to a flat rate of 12% of the transfer value or selling price, but there are some exceptions. For example, if the seller acquired the property before 1 January 2004, capital gains tax is levied at 10%. However, if the seller inherited the property before 25 January 1992, capital gains tax is reduced to 7%. The tax is further reduced to 5% if the property is sold within 5 years of acquisition, so long as the seller isn’t involved in property trading.

How AE can help

At AE, we’ve harvested a team of tax specialists who are capable of deftly handling all the complexities of capital gains and transfer tax. Whether this involves immovable property or international property rights and shares, we can handle it all. And it’s not just about doling out advice, AE also offers conveyance services for both international clients and those based in Malta. This means experienced negotiators with a proven track record for fast, efficient transactions that widen profit margins and make smooth work of frequently stressful processes.