Melilla’s unique tax rules also make the territory an ideal choice for gambling, online gaming and associated IT companies. Following important budget changes to support this sector, the city is set to become an important strategic hub for the European online gambling industry.
In 2018, the City of Melilla’s budget halved the taxation on gambling for companies located in Melilla, from 20% to 10%.
In addition, the indirect tax that takes the place of VAT in Melilla was reduced to 0.5% for advertising and marketing services, services provided electronically, and administration and management services for gaming activities.
There are clear incentives for online gaming companies to choose Melilla as their headquarters and these changes have given certainty and confidence for companies looking to make the move.