MOLDOVA

Moldova Citizenship by Investment (MCBI)

Nestled between Europe and Asia, the Republic of Moldova is home to more than 4 million people.  Named after the Moldova River, where Prince Dragos, the first ruler of Moldova, is believed to have first settled in the region, this quaint European country gained independence in 1991 and became a member of the UN in 1992.

ADVANTAGES

  • Lifetime Citizenship includes generations of family members.
  • Stable and democratic government.
  • Strong legal and regulatory framework.
  • A beautiful location, a great quality of life.
  • Easy access to all EU Schengen Countries, Turkey and Russia.
  • Travel mobility with a Moldovan passport: visa-free entry to over 122 countries in the world.
  • Dual citizenship is allowed.
  • Simple application process with an approval within 3 months of the submission date.
  • Citizenship in a state that has entered into an association agreement with the EU and is aiming to become a candidate country for EU membership.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The applicant must be aged 18 years or older.
  • Dependent children must be up to the age of 29 to qualify and dependent parents must be 55 years and above.
  • The applicant must not have a criminal record or be the subject of a criminal investigation.
  • The applicant and family members must not be suffering from any contagious disease.
  • Make a qualifying investment that provides a significant economic contribution to the country.

ADVANTAGES

  • Residents of the Republic of Moldova, who do not carry out entrepreneurial activity, have to pay tax on income from sources located inside the Republic of Moldova, as well as from sources located outside the Republic of Moldova.
  • Personal income Tax rates for individuals who do not carry out entrepreneurial activity are progressive and may be up to 18%.
  • Real Estate and wealth taxes are also charged for residents of Moldova. Wealth tax is charged on taxpayer’s wealth in the form of residential real estate, including holiday cottages (except for land plots), if a) the total area is 120 square meters or more. The wealth tax rate is 0.8% of the taxable base.
  • If the income derives from the sale capital assets other than an individual’s basic dwelling, the rate of taxation may be up to 5% of the capital gained from the sale.
  • The standard VAT rate is 20%, while the reduced rate is 8%. The corporate income tax rate is 12%.
  • Moldova has concluded treaties for the avoidance of double taxation with a large number of countries.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Economic contribution

Make a minimum Economic contribution to Moldova’s Public Investment Fund (PIF)

  • For a single applicant EUROS 146,000 contribution
  • For a family of 4 or less EUROS 202,000.
  • For a family of 5 or more EUROS 155,000.

Government Fund option is non-refundable.

Process

  • Fast and Simple processing procedure upon submission of your case to the government, payment of legal fees, due diligence fees and government processing fees upon application.
  • Upon completion of Government Due Diligence process, receipt of a ‘Letter of Citizenship Approval’ the balance of the fees is due.
  • Complete the Economic Contribution Payment.
  • No need to visit the island to initially acquire the passport.

TAXATION

  • Residents of the Republic of Moldova, who do not carry out entrepreneurial activity, have to pay tax on income from sources located inside the Republic of Moldova, as well as from sources located outside the Republic of Moldova.
  • Personal income Tax rates for individuals who do not carry out entrepreneurial activity are progressive and may be up to 18%.
  • Real Estate and wealth taxes are also charged for residents of Moldova. Wealth tax is charged on taxpayer’s wealth in the form of residential real estate, including holiday cottages (except for land plots), if a) the total area is 120 square meters or more. The wealth tax rate is 0.8% of the taxable base.
  • If the income derives from the sale capital assets other than an individual’s basic dwelling, the rate of taxation may be up to 5% of the capital gained from the sale.
  • The standard VAT rate is 20%, while the reduced rate is 8%. The corporate income tax rate is 12%.
  • Moldova has concluded treaties for the avoidance of double taxation with a large number of countries.

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GENERAL INFO

The Republic of Moldova actively pursues EU membership. The European Parliament passed a resolution in 2014 stating that “in accordance with Article 49 of the Treaty on European, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as any other European country, have a European perspective and can apply for EU membership in compliance with the principles of democracy, respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights, minority rights and ensuring the rule of rights”.

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