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Employment in Malta

The Employment Training Centre (ETC) is the main employment vehicle in Malta taking care of all requirements related to employment.Malta has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU. Its workforce is highly educated and multilingual, with English being one of the official languages of the island. Furthermore, labour costs are lower when compared to other EU jurisdictions.The length of the probation period is normally 6 months, while the weekly working time is 40 hours. Employees working full-time are entitled to 24 days of vacation leave per year. Maternity leave for full-time female employees is 18 weeks.

Will I have to pay N.I. if I'm a Maltese resident but work abroad?

The EU enforces the principle that a person is insured in the country where he/she exercises his/her occupational activity. This principle applies to employed and self-employed persons alike, even if…

By when should the FS5 be paid?

FS5s should be paid by not later than the end of the following month of the date of the FS5. For example if the FS5 is for the month of…

Paying employees on long-term sick leave

During the first 3 days the employer is bound to pay the normal gross wage of the employee. In the remaining days of the entitlement the employer is bound to…

What is the government bonus in Malta?

In Malta Government Bonuses are mandatory quarterly payments made by the employer to the employee, regardless of industry or organization type. These bonuses are paid in addition to the monthly…

Notice periods in Malta

Notice periods in Malta are calculated as follows: Time of employment Notice period 1 - 6 months 1 week 6 - 24 months 2 weeks 2 - 4 years 4…

How is income from student hosting taxed?

One has to add up all the income received from hosting students and deduct  € 3500. The result should be multiplied by 35% and declared in the income tax return.

Paying provisional tax on part-time employment

Provisional tax on part-time employment is paid by filling a TA22 form.The TA22 together with the payment of any tax due on the part-time, must be delivered by 15th February…

Can a company directors' fees be taxed at 15% as part-time employment?

No. Part-time work rules provide that part-time income shall not consist of fees and other payments made to the members of the Board of Directors of companies, or to members…

Sickness and Injury Rates

           Benefits 2014   Sickness rates Single €12.59 Married €19.46   Injury rates Single €21.97 Married €29.21