An IHC is a very effective international tax-planning vehicle. It can be adopted to:
hold and manage overseas assets;
hold shares in one or more overseas companies;
hold real estate overseas;
receive income generated by its overseas holdings: royalties, dividends,
interest, capital gains, rents;
What IHCs cannot do
Prior to 1st January 2007, Maltese International Holding Companies were not allowed to engage in trading activities. After this date, Malta Holding Companies are allowed a scope of activity that includes both holding and trading activities. However, it may be advisable to separate activities in separate companies. More info about trading companies, click here.