Announcement

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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