Investment Aid Tax Credits are intended to sustain the regional industrial and economic development of Malta. This measure facilitates initial investments by encouraging the setting up of new establishments and the expansion and development of existing businesses.
Support Measures and Other Services
In order to help our clients further improve their competitive edge, Malta Enterprise has developed various incentives for the promotion and expansion of industry and the development of innovative enterprises.
Malta Enterprise provides incentives for enterprises demonstrating commitment towards growth, an increase in value added and employment. Enterprises engaged in manufacturing, ICT development activities, call centers, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, aviation and maritime services, education and training, logistics and more may benefit from these incentives.
This incentive measure allows companies to claim tax credits on costs incurred directly or indirectly in carrying out an R&D project or projects relevant to the company’s trade. Eligible projects should seek to achieve an advance in a field of science or technology through the resolution of scientific or technological uncertainty.
The Business Development & Continuity Scheme is intended to facilitate value added projects that are expected to contribute to the regional development of Malta and to support existing undertakings sustain operations during restructuring.
The aim of this measure is to finance innovative undertakings in their early stages of development by supporting Small Start-up Undertakings that demonstrate a viable business concept in the setting-up and initial growth phases.
This is a scheme targeted to limited liability companies engaged in the development of video games with a cultural content. The maximum support per single undertaking may not exceed €200,000 over a period of 3 consecutive fiscal years and shall be established as up to 30% of the qualifying costs incurred for the development of the video game.
Soft Loans support enterprises through loans at low interest rates for part financing investments in qualifying expenditure.
A tax credit scheme for supporting holistic refurbishment projects in establishments duly licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority.
Application for the allocation of industrial spaces larger than 300 sqm
Application for Industrial Space for Small Business Activities
Loan Interest Rate Subsidies to support new investment projects undertaken by enterprises engaged in manufacturing.
Malta Enterprise Corporation in collaboration with the Energy and Water Agency shall be supporting undertakings in carrying out investments leading to improved energy-efficiency. The assistance is intended to facilitate investments in technological solutions that provide higher energy efficiency and contribute directly towards a reduction in the energy requirements of the beneficiaries. The aid awarded through this measure shall be in the form of a tax credit which may be utilised against tax payable by the beneficiary. Approved projects must commence within six (6) months from the date they are approved and should be completed within thirty-six (36) months from the approval date.
Limited availability of funds many times prohibits small business from carrying out new investment projects and may consequently lead to the loss of business opportunities. The Micro Guarantee Scheme has the objective to accelerate growth by facilitating access to debt finance for smaller business undertakings.
This scheme supports small undertakings engaged in eligible activities that require industrial space as a temporary, or permanent solution.
Tenants of Malta Industrial Parks Ltd situated at Ta’ Qali crafts village will be supported in the development of their business premises situated within the Artisan Village.