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Government’s Plan for Tax Reform in 2022 – announcement of improve national taxation framework through the reduction of administrative burden associated with compliance.

The Minister stated that increasing corporate tax in Cyprus from 12,5% to 15% will not significantly affect the foreign investments in Cyprus. The main matter for the tax reformation to be examined are as follows: Increase of corporate tax from 12.5% to 15%; Reduction or abolition of the €350 annual company levy; Reduction of contribution …

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Cypriot DAC6 Guidelines Decree

On 29th October 2021 the Cypriot Ministry of Finance issued guidelines in the form of Ministerial decree which clarify key terms of Cypriot Mandatory Disclosure Rules Law (we have already written article about the law itself). Its main target is to provide explanation for the relevant persons influenced by the EU Directive related to exchange …

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EU Corporations tax data to be unveiled to public

The European Parliament announced on 11 November 2021 adoption of a CBCR directive (public country by country reporting). The new directive applies to multinational groups (MNE groups) operating in EU which revenues exceeds EUR 750 million within consolidated group. Tax related data of such groups should already be reported to Tax Authorities, but the directive …

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Crypto Asset Services Providers – registration with the CySEC

Crypto Asset Services Provider (CASP) established in the European Economic Area and  registered with one or more EEA National Competent Authorities for the purpose of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law (AML/CFT Law) that delivers services in or from Cyprus, must formally register with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). In …

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10% additional tax for employees with „income other than employment income”

On 19 October 2021, the Ministry of Finance, issued Interpretive Circular no. 54 (“Circular”), which concern of imposition of 10% additional tax for employees with income other than employment income. The circular reference to the provisions of article 26 of the Assessment and Collection of Taxes Law and article 24 of the Assessment and Collection …

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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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Employment and HR – Significant Changes in Cyprus

The Council of Ministers issued a set of regulations, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus on 3 September 2021, announcing that the application of the Social Insurance Regulations of 2017 shall become effective as of 13 September 2021. The said regulations will substitute the Social Insurance Regulations of 2010 as amended. …

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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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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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