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Changes for non EU Citizens?

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Changes for non EU Citizens?

Postby euphony » Mon 29 Oct 2018 07:28 GMT

HI all,
I have a quick question. I read somewhere recently there had been a change for non EU citizens when applying for residency in Malta, they said (as an American) that all Americans must learn fluent Maltese or be taxed $20,000 per year to live in Malta? They were told it only affects those from outside the EU. I had never heard of this before, does anyone know if this is true?
If it true, I was wondering how it may affect UK citizens soon too, once we're not in the EU :?
Many thanks
Chris
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Re: Changes for non EU Citizens?

Postby DavidH » Mon 29 Oct 2018 13:24 GMT

Sounds like someone is pulling somebody's leg!!!
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Re: Changes for non EU Citizens?

Postby gozomark » Wed 31 Oct 2018 15:12 GMT

not true
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Re: Changes for non EU Citizens?

Postby gozomark » Wed 31 Oct 2018 15:13 GMT

Americans might have to learn English though
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Re: Changes for non EU Citizens?

Postby DavidH » Wed 31 Oct 2018 16:18 GMT

:crackup:
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Re: Changes for non EU Citizens?

Postby gozomark » Wed 31 Oct 2018 16:31 GMT

I think what they are confusing different schemes - there are some residence schemes for non EU with a high minimum tax, there is also citizenship that includes a language test. There is no scheme that says you pay 20K tax unless you learn Maltese.


Malta has made it clear - UK citizens legally resident in Malta on a certain date (which may or may not have passed, but probably actual Brexit date) will face minimal regulatory issues - those moving here after a certain date are likely to face more stringent barriers
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Re: Changes for non EU Citizens?

Postby euphony » Thu 1 Nov 2018 08:51 GMT

Many thanks for the clarification :)
I thought it sounded a bit odd.
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