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New legal framework for Permanent Residency by investment in Cyprus

The Cypriot government recently announced certain amendments to the provisions of Regulation 6(2) of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations, which became effective on the 24th of March 2021, in an effort to further attract foreign investment to the island and to aid economic recovery and further economic growth. Investment criteria The applicant must make an …

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UBO Register in Cyprus

UBO Register in Cyprus – Intermediate System Solution

With reference to our article, we would like to inform you that the Registrar of Companies (RoC) has announced on 12 March 2021 that the electronic service for registration of beneficial owner details for companies and other legal entities is now available as from 16 March 2021. Ultimate Beneficial Owner – definition According to the …

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New contribution on all immovable property sales in Cyprus.

A mandatory contribution on Cyprus immovable property disposals was introduced through recently announced legislation, published in the Cyprus Government Gazette on the 22nd February 2021. Under the amendment, a levy of 0.4% will be imposed on the sale of real estate in the Republic. The proceeds adding towards adding towards the support of refugees and owners …

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Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) register to be introduced in Cyprus from 2021

With the constant strengthening of AML regulation and enhancing transparency around the globe, the Cyprus Council of Ministers on 16/12/2020, have resolved to appoint the Registrar of Companies (RoC) as the competent authority to maintain a centralized register of beneficial owners (“UBO”) of companies and other legal entities; and an intermediate (temporary) platform has been …

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Expatriate tax relief for employment in Cyprus extended

On 15 December 2020, an amending law was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic which relates to Article 8(21) of the Income Tax Law. The purpose of the amendment is to extend the application of the 20% or €8,550 (whichever is the lower) tax exemption for remuneration from employment which is exercised in …

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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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Tax certificate for Cyprus residents – is it worth to apply for?

As a general rule, individuals who spend at least 183 days per calendar year in Cyprus are considered Cyprus tax residents. However, according to the “60-day rule” introduced in 2017, also a person who satisfies all the below conditions can become a Cyprus tax resident: residing in the territory of Cyprus for at least 60 …

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CYPRUS: PROVISIONAL TAX 2020

Cyprus has a system of self-assessment for corporation tax. All Cyprus tax resident companies have to pay provisional tax based on the estimated current year’s profits (2020) in two instalments: 1st instalment: 31 July 2020; 2nd instalment: 31 December 2020. Therefore, we would like to remind our clients and associates about the upcoming deadline for …

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