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Residential Permit for third – country nationals: new changes

On 01.01.2023 the new changes in the application for the temporary residential permit for the third country – nationals, those who are outside of EU, (“Visitor”) in Cyprus will come into effect, meaning that the following additional requirements should be satisfied: Detailed statement of bank account transactions in a financial institution in the Republic of …

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UBO Reporting: breach of personal rights

On 22 November 2022 the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled that the provision of Directive (EU) 2015/849 establishing that all Member States must ensure that information on the beneficial ownership of legal entities is accessible in all cases to any member of the general public is invalid and in conflict with …

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Unpaid Annual Levy and possible strike off

On 3 November 2022 the Department of Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property (“ROC”) announced that it intends to proceed with the 𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐲. The ROC may remove a company from the register if the company fails to pay the annual fee provided for …

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Tax Exemptions on the First Employment: Clarifications

On 01.11.2022 the Tax Department has issued the Circular (Νο. 10/2022) for the purposes of clarifying new tax income exemptions for the practical application as well as conceptualizing the term “first employment”. By virtue of the Circular, it should be noted that the first employment of an individual ceased to exist or never existed in …

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Clarification on Bilateral Agreement between Cyprus and United States

On 13.10.2022 the Cyprus Tax Department notified all legal entities and their official representatives that the Bilateral Competent Authority Arrangement (CAA) for the exchange of Country-by-Country (CbC Reports) between Cyprus and the United States of America for Reporting Fiscal Years will be effective on or after 01.01.2022. As a result, if the Ultimate Parent Entity …

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Provisional Tax Liability by Newly Incorporated Companies

According to the recent interaction between the Commissioner of Taxation and the Tax Compliance Committee of ICPAC (“The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus”), no penalties or interest should be imposed on the entity which was incorporated within the period from 31.07.2022 (first installment of the provisional tax) to 31.12.2022 ( second installment) in …

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Non-dom Cyprus

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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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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IBC Corporate Solutions

Implementation of CRS in Cyprus as of 1 January 2016

In order to protect the integrity of tax systems and the fight against tax avoidance, governments around the world bring the standard automatic exchange of information in tax matters called Common Reporting Standard (CRS). The CRS is a set of global standards for the automatic exchange of financial information, developed by the Organization for Economic …

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CYPRUS: PROVISIONAL TAX 2015 – FINAL PAYMENT

We would like to remind our clients and contacts about the upcoming deadline for submission of the 2nd declaration concerning provisional tax for the year 2015. Computation of Temporary Tax According to art. 24 of the Assessment and Collection of Taxes Law No.4 of 1978, as amended, the official deadline for submission of the Provisional …

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