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 […]

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 […]

Tax avoidance vs. tax evasion

The difference between those two is crucial. While tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion is not. It is understandable that the local governments try to fight with both, however very often it is a long-term and complicated process. In the meantime, the taxpayers might enjoy their attempts to pay less taxes. Let’s look at both […]

Why companies & individuals go offshore?

There are various benefits for companies and individuals going offshore, but the most popular one is the possibility to reduce or avoid taxes. Tax avoidance was, is, and will be the most important reason for going offshore. We can mention some other reasons like e.g. protection of assets, holding of investments, using the offshore company […]