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Gaming Taxes

  • Class 1 – €4,660 per month during the first 6 months after issue of the license, and €7,000 per month subsequently for the entire duration of the license period.
  • Class 1 on 4 – €1,200 per month
  • Class 2 – 0.5% of the gross amount of bets accepted
  • Class 3 and Class 3 on 4 – 5% on net income (net income is defined as revenue from rake less bonus, commissions and payment processing fees, i.e. e-commerce fees)
  • Class 4 – No gaming tax for the first 6 months of operation; €2,330 per month for the subsequent 6 months and €4,660 per month subsequently for the entire duration of the license. Provided that the hosting platform shall also pay a monthly tax of €1,165 for every operator it hosts and which operator is licensed by the government or competent authority of an EEA Member State (not being Malta).the Maltese registered company owns at least 10% of the equity shares in the non-resident company;

Other Fees

Every license issued by the MGA will be valid for a period of 5 years. The initial application fee is €2,330 whereas an annual license fee of €8,500 is payable every year. Any license is valid for a period of 5 years, and upon its termination renewal involves a fee of €1,500.

Corporate Tax

Generally, shareholders would incur an effective tax rate of 5% upon claiming the tax refund. Such effective tax rate is the lowest in Europe.