Banking and Shell companies in Cyprus

Despite its very favourable tax regime, Cyprus has successfully avoided being implicated as a tax heaven and maintains its place among the lawful jurisdictions for business development. Nevertheless, the Cypriot banking system continuous to be closely scrutinized in the international press primarily due to the country’s poor compliance with the European Union directives and recommendations …

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Cyprus: Social Contribution increase and implementation of National Health Insurance System 2019

We would like to inform our clients about the increase in Social Insurance Funds and the implementation of the new National Health Insurance System (NHIS). Social Insurance Contributions Increase As from 1 January 2019, both employer and employee contributions on insurance earnings to the Social Insurance Fund will increase by 0,5%, from 7.8% (currently) to …

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Cyprus UK Double Tax Treaty

On 22 March 2018, Cyprus signed a new tax treaty and accompanying Protocol (the new DTT) with the United Kingdom. The agreement updates the existing convention signed by the two countries in June 1974 and came into effect in March 1975 (amended by the 1980 Protocol). The agreement is based on the new OECD Model …

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UBO Registry in Malta

Following the transposition of the 4th AML Directive, the Maltese laws (hereinafter “the Regulations”) have been amended to introduce the provisions on beneficial ownership information in order to further promote transparency in corporate structures, trusts, etc. Effective from 01 January 2018, Malta has introduced a Register of Beneficial Owners (hereinafter “the Register’) that will become …

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New Beneficial Ownership regime now implemented by the British Virgin Islands

On July 1, 2017 in the British Virgin Islands (the ‘BVI’) a new legislation – The Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System Act – has been enacted. It is binding all registered agents to build and maintain a beneficial ownership database, access to which would be granted only to a limited number of designated persons and …

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“Cyprus tax resident individual” – amendment of the definition in the Income Tax Law in Cyprus

On 14 July 2017, an amendment to the definition of “Cyprus tax resident individual” was implemented by the House of Representatives. The new rules were voted into the law as per the Cypriot Income Tax Law legislation. From 01 January 2017, a Cyprus tax resident individual is a physical person who: does not spend more …

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New Non-Domiciled Rules in Cyprus

Forward As part of the overall exertion to improve Cyprus’ attractiveness as an international business and financial center, and in order to remain highly compliant as a traditional jurisdiction, the House of Representatives on 16 July 2015 passed a number of new laws. One of the changes, introduced the new status of a “non-domicile” (non-dom) …

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Polskie regulacje w sprawie opodatkowania dochodów uzyskiwanych poprzez kontrolowaną spółkę zagraniczną

Z dniem 1 stycznia 2015 r. weszły w życie przepisy przewidujące opodatkowanie przez polskich podatników dochodów uzyskiwanych poprzez zagraniczne spółki kontrolowane (Controlled Foreign Corporation – CFC).   Zgodnie z polską ustawą o podatku dochodowym od osób prawnych za zagraniczną spółkę uznaje się: osobę prawną, spółkę kapitałową w organizacji, transparentną podatkowo spółkę, jeżeli jest traktowana przez …

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Achieving Substance in Cyprus

Introduction The intensifying initiatives in global tax reforms like the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative created by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) along with many of localized tax reform efforts, create a negative impact for multinational businesses. In addition, it is more popular that the countries implement Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) …

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