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EBRD upgrades projections for the Cypriot economy

The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has upgraded its projections for the Cypriot economy. In its Regional Economic Prospects (REP) report, issued today, the EBRD said the Cypriot economy will grow by 3.9% and 3.5% in 2018 and 2019 respectively, upgrading its May projections by 0.7% and 0.5%. This is the second time [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on EBRD upgrades projections for the Cypriot economy

Clarification for CbCR/DAC4 obligations

On 19 September 2018, the Cyprus Tax Department issued an announcement regarding Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) obligations related to CbCR exchange relationships as follows: The Cyprus Tax Department informs all legal entities and their representatives that, constituent Entities of Cyprus Ultimate Parent Entities (UPEs) will not be subject to local filing in their jurisdiction of tax [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Clarification for CbCR/DAC4 obligations

Tax Department circular clarifies VAT treatment of dividends

Introduction Cyprus holding companies are widely used in the context of international business structuring to optimise the channelling of inbound and outbound investments with countries that have signed a double tax treaty with Cyprus. The Tax Department recently issued a circular on the value added tax (VAT) treatment of holding companies, which aims to provide [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Tax Department circular clarifies VAT treatment of dividends

Double tax treaty with Andorra

On 1 June 2018, Cyprus ratified the double tax treaty it had signed with Andorra on 18 May 2018 (the DTT). The DTT is the first double tax treaty between the two countries. Certain further legal procedures in the two countries need to take place, following which the DTT will enter into force. Once the [...]

By | August 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Double tax treaty with Andorra


The Cyprus House of Representatives voted on 03/11/2017 a new VAT Law, namely ‘Ο περί Φόρου Προστιθέμενης Αξίας (Τροποποιητικός) (Αρ.3) Νόμος του 2017’, (hereinafter the ‘amending law’), which amends the main VAT Law N.95(I)/2000, (hereinafter the ‘main VAT Law’). It was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus on 13 November 2017 [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on 19% VAT IMPOSED ON BUILDING LAND

Intellectual Property Regime Cyprus – Update

Intellectual Property (IP) has become one of the fastest developed sectors in the last few years due to the increasing need for protecting the intangible assets owned by an individual or a legal entity. The term Intellectual Property is wide enough to cover a range of intangible assets such as Copyrights, Patented inventions and Trademarks. [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Intellectual Property Regime Cyprus – Update


The plenary session of the House unanimously approved the bill, which entitles a person to be considered a tax resident of the Republic, provided that he meets certain conditions. According to the explanatory report submitted to the House of Representatives, the law amends the Income Tax Law so that a person who does not remain [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on TAX RESIDENCY: 60 DAYS CRITERIA


The Cyprus Tax Department (CTD) has informed the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus (ICPAC) of their intention to abolish the practice of accepting pre-agreed minimum set profit margins of 0,125% - 0,35% on intra-group and related party financing arrangements that were in the form of back-to-back loans. It is being reminded that in [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|News|Comments Off on TAX UPDATE JULY 2017

Cyprus – Russian Double Tax Treaty Update December 2016

(ARTICLE 13 – ‘Capital Gains’ UPDATE)  Capital gains tax on Cyprus shares holding immovable property in Russia has been postponed UPDATE 29 DECEMBER 2016 In an announcement by the Cyprus ministry of finance on 29 December 2016 it is stated that an agreement has been reached between the Russian Authorities and the Cyprus authorities for [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Cyprus – Russian Double Tax Treaty Update December 2016