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The European Union has agreed to remove Anguilla, Dominica, and Seychelles from its blacklist of tax havens. All three had previously been placed on the list because they did not fulfill the EU's tax transparency standards of being assessed as at least "largely compliant" by the OECD Global Forum in terms of information exchange on request. The delisting was preceded by the forum’s decision to grant these jurisdictions a supplementary review on this matter. Nine jurisdictions still remain on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (Annex I): • American Samoa, • Fiji, • Guam, • Palau, • Panama, • Samoa, • Trinidad and Tobago, • US Virgin Islands • Vanuatu. Anguilla, Dominica, and Seychelles are now included in the state of play document (Annex II) called also “grey list”, which covers jurisdictions that do not yet comply with all international tax standards but have committed to adopting tax good governance principles pending the allowed additional review. Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Malaysia, North Macedonia, Qatar and Uruguay have also been added to this document, while Australia, Eswatini and Maldives have implemented all the necessary tax reforms and have therefore been removed from it. Turkey continues to be mentioned in Annex II. In its conclusions of February 2021, the Council called on Turkey to commit to automatic exchange of information with all member states. Even though progress has since been made, further steps need to be taken. The Council revises its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions and an accompanying state of play document twice a year. This practice was formed in 2017 to promote global good governance in taxes and to alert member countries on which non-EU jurisdictions engage in abusive tax practices. They can then take defensive steps to protect their tax income and fight against tax fraud, evasion, and abuse. The criteria for listing are in line with international tax standards and focus on tax transparency, fair taxation and prevention of tax base erosion and profit shifting. The Council engages with the countries that do not meet these requirements, monitors their progress, evaluates, and updates this list on a regular basis.

EU set to remove Seychelles, Anguilla and Dominica from the Tax Haven Blacklist

The European Union has agreed to remove Anguilla, Dominica, and Seychelles from its blacklist of tax havens. All three had previously been placed on the list because they did not fulfill the EU’s tax transparency standards of being assessed as at least “largely compliant” by the OECD Global Forum in terms of information exchange on …

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DAC6 IBCCS TAX Cyprus

DAC6 – Automatic Exchange of Information

The Council of the European Union has adopted the Directive 2018/822 for amending the Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation. Genesis UE Member States find it increasingly difficult to protect their national tax bases from erosion as tax-planning structures have evolved to be particularly sophisticated. Such structures …

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Polski Ład Polish New Deal IBCCS TAX Cyprus

Nowy Ład – zmiany w PIT, CIT, VAT

Przedstawiony projekt przepisów podatkowych w ramach Polskiego Ładu to 225-stronicowy dokument, w którym zawarto zmiany w różnych podatkach (PIT, CIT, VAT). Nowe przepisy, które częściowo będą obowiązywać już od 1 stycznia 2022 r. oznaczają też nowe ulgi podatkowe i modyfikacje tych istniejących. Prawodawca wprowadza również nowe definicje a także doprecyzowuje te już funkcjonujące. Poniżej nasza …

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CFC Controlled Foreign Company IBCCS TAX Cyprus

Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) Rule

Controlled Foreign Company Rules (CFC) were implemented in Cyprus following the approval by Cyprus of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD), which may affect a variety of companies. Relatively limited number of companies may be affected whose profits are over € 750.000 annually provided their profits are not distributed as dividends up to 7 months …

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Georgia Tbilisi tax incentives company incorporation free zone IBCCS TAX Cyprus

Georgia for business

Attractive transit location with easy access to Europe, the Black Sea coast, and the Caucasus Mountain range, as well as delicious cuisine and wine. These are not the only advantages of Georgia that make more and more companies locating there. Why Georgia? Following a severe economic slump in 2015, the Georgian economy has been able …

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Individual Tax Return deadline 2020 2021 IBCCS TAX Cyprus

Personal Income Tax Return

Individual Income Tax Return Submission Obligation Individuals with gross income that falls under the criteria of Article 5 of the Income Tax Law (i.e., dividends, interest, and certain other income) must file a personal income tax return (Form T.D.1). According to the decree issued on July 09, 2021, in the Republic’s official gazette, the Council …

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Global CIT 15% OECD IBCCS TAX Cyprus

Global CIT rate of min. 15%

130 countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 90% of global GDP, have agreed on 1st of July 2021 on a new two-pillar proposal to overhaul international tax regulations and ensure that multinational corporations pay their fair share of tax wherever they operate. At a turning point for the global economy, the Organization for Economic Co-operation …

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IBCCS TAX Cyprus The Netherlands DTT Double Tax Treaty

The Netherlands – Cyprus: first-ever DTT

Cyprus approved the first-time Double Tax Treaty (DTT) between Cyprus and the Netherlands on June 4, 2021, after it had been signed on June 1, 2021. The Official Gazette has published of the same on June 4, 2021. After the appropriate legal procedures are completed, the treaty will enter into force. The treaty will take …

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IP BOX Regime Cyprus IBCCS TAX

Cyprus as an ideal location for Intellectual Property

Cyprus currently has one of the most favorable IP systems in the world, imposing only 2.5% – 0.0% of the effective tax rate on profits derived from IP structures (depending on the spending structure). And this is only one of the benefits. What precisely is an IP BOX? The Intellectual Property (IP) Box regime, also …

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