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Jak obostrzenia związane z pandemią wpływają na regulacje dotyczące rezydencji podatkowej na Cyprze?

Ponieważ obecna sytuacja zmusiła rządy do podjęcia bezprecedensowych środków (ograniczenia w podróżowaniu, kwarantanna itp.), pojawiają się problemy dotyczące interpretowania skutków podatkowych w razie nieplanowanego czy też przedłużonego pobytu w danym kraju. Zwłaszcza osoby, które spotkał „lockdown” w kraju, który nie jest ich krajem rezydencji (w tym podatkowej), np. na Cyprze, czy w Polsce, mogą mieć …

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Impact of COVID-19 measures on the tax residence status in Cyprus

Last week the Tax Department issued a Circular along with the Implementing Instructions[1] on the application of the provisions on tax residence and permanent establishment in the context of the circumstances of the pandemic. Cyprus is following the guidance called “Analysis of Tax Treaties and the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis” issued by OECD in …

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Recent and important updates in regards to tax regulations and procedures in Cyprus:

Compulsory submission of tax returns Up until 2019, individuals with gross taxable income not exceeding €19.500, were not required to submit a tax return in Cyprus. From tax year 2020 almost all individuals earning taxable income, irrespective of the amount, will have the obligation to submit a personal income tax return, unless they meet certain …

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Cyprus-Russia compromise on the new Double Tax Treaty

In April we informed on our blog about the planned changes to the Double Tax Treaty between Russia and Cyprus. After months of tensions between the governments and threads of terminating the agreement, the treaty has been finally preserved. The deal is keeping the amendments demanded by Moscow: a 15% tax on the income paid …

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Changes to the Double Tax Treaty of Russia and Cyprus

As per the announcement of the president of Russia on 25 March 2020, the withholding tax rate on dividends and interests paid to bank accounts outside Russia will be 15%. The tax will be withheld in Russia as part of the new measures introduced by Vladimir Putin. A 15% rate currently exists for dividends paid …

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Tax and VAT measures of the Cyprus Government

We would like to inform about certain actions implemented by the Cyprus Government in order to support the country’s economy, as a consequence of the unprecedented events of the pandemic. The increased contributions to the General Health Scheme (GHS) will not be applied for April, May and June as originally planned. Extension of the deadline submission of the …

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General Healthcare System (GHS) Contribution Increase

As per the National Health System Law of 2001 89(I)/2001 and as amended in 2017, a national health system was introduced in Cyprus aiming to provide to the population equal access to a holistic health care system. Contributions to the GHS are deductible from the employer’s taxable income and of the individuals’ taxable income. The …

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ECONOMIC SUBSTANCE REGULATIONS

New regulations in key offshore jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man, Marshall Islands came into force at the beginning of 2019 which require entities carrying on specific types of business to demonstrate adequate economic substance in that jurisdiction, with reporting requirements commencing in 2020. The rules …

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New Penalty Fees by the Cyprus Registrar of Companies

Below is the list of charges that will be in force on 18 December 2019 in case of late registration.   FOR COMPANIES   1. Transfer of Shares:  Any transfer of shares of a private company with a share capital shall be notified to the Registrar of Companies within fourteen (14) days from the registration …

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