Cyprus: European Mandatory Disclosure Regime (EU MDR) – A New Reality For Cypriot Intermediaries, Another Burden On Cypriot Taxpayers?
Mandatory disclosure rules are not something new for European Member States ("EU MS"). In fact, with the United Kingdom leading the race (from 2004), Ireland (in 2008) and then Portugal (in 2011) were the first -and only- EU MS to introduce mandatory disclosure rules in their local legislation. ... - Continue reading
Cyprus strikes a deal on Double Tax Treaty with Russian Government The Republic of Cyprus and Russia had entered into a Double Tax Treaty (DTT) in 1998 in a joint effort to avoid the double taxing of income and capital generated in Cyprus, in order to promote the economic cooperation between the two countries. Since its introduction, the DTT has been the catalyst for Russian investment in Cyprus, being an attractive jurisdiction with regards to its tax benefits. ... - Continue reading
Russia and Cyprus get together for tax reform. ... - Continue reading
On 20 July 2020 Cyprus agreed an updated double tax treaty (DTT) with Switzerland. The signatory for Cyprus was Foreign Minister Constantinos Petrides, while his counterpart, Pierre-Yves Fux, signed on behalf of the Swiss Federal Council. The revised protocol will update the existing agreement, which has been in force since July 2014. Details of the protocol were published in the Official Gazette on the 24 July 2020 and are now undergoing the ratification process. ... - Continue reading
Cyprus and Russia decide to amend their double taxation agreement. ... - Continue reading
MOre on the Economic Substance Regulations ("ESRs"). ... - Continue reading
Cyprus and Switzerland team up to combat double taxation. ... - Continue reading
New declaration for companies operating in Cyprus. ... - Continue reading
Cyprus and Kazakhstan sign double taxation agreement with one another. ... - Continue reading
Cyprus is aiming to better tackle tax avoidance by companies through a new legislation. The latter mainly addresses base erosion and profit shifting. ... - Continue reading
Cyprus: The End Of Treaty Abuse And A Fresh Start Of Tax Treaty Use – The Multilateral Instrument (MLI)
Cyprus signed the Multilateral Instrument(MLI) earlier this year in an attempt to reform its tax system. This article navigates through the effects of this tax treaty. ... - Continue reading
Here are some of the tax benefits of a having a company in Cyprus. ... - Continue reading
Residency in Cyprus when you are a UK national. ... - Continue reading
On January 2020, Cyprus signed its agreement of the MLI. ... - Continue reading
Good news for Cypriot taxpayers - Announcement of extended period for payment of overdue taxpayers. ... - Continue reading
The protocol is expected to take effect on 1 January 2020. ... - Continue reading
Double taxation agreement signed between Ukraine and Cyprus ... - Continue reading
On 30 October 2019, the Parliament of Ukraine ratified Protocols amending double taxation treaties with the United Kingdom and Cyprus. ... - Continue reading
Substance is vital when it comes to the tax residency of companies and their management and control aspect. ... - Continue reading
Cyprus: Convention Between The Republic Of Cyprus And The Netherlands For The Avoidance Of Double Taxation
Last week saw Cyprus add The Netherlands to the long list of countries with which it has signed double taxation agreements. ... - Continue reading
Services sector professionals in Cyprus are monitoring Kazakhstan’s emerging market economy for some time now and they have set an ambitious goal. This is no other than turning the Mediterranean island into the bridge between the booming Central Asia country and Europe. This is what Costas Markides of KPMG Cyprus… – Continue reading
The Cyprus Investment Programme is rapidly becoming one of the EU’s most popular residence schemes.
- Non Cypriot citizens (and their families) can acquire Cyprus Citizenship by investing €2.5 million* in Cyprus.
- Following the application, Cyprus citizenship will be granted in six months, assuming the application has been completed accurately and the correct documentation filed.
- The applicant needs to be in posession of a residence permit for a period of six months before obtaining the citizenship.
The Law Firm of G. Vrikis & Associates LLC has been representing numerous clients in their application for Permanent Residence Permits in Cyprus. The below is a brief outline of the key provisions and documentation required for such an application to proceed further. ... - Continue reading
The financial services and international business sector in Cyprus is one of the vital pillars of the Cyprus economy. That said, Cyprus aims to be in full compliance with the AML European framework, and in this respect constantly implements changes in its local laws to align with EU Directives and Regulations. ... - Continue reading
In the last decade, OECD officials have recommended measures to combat tax avoidance, culminating first in the BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) initiative in 2015 and then the MLI (Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS) effective from July 2018 – yet have all their… – Continue reading
Cyprus tax system is one of the most favorable in Europe, offering a variety of tax benefits to physical persons who have tax residence in Cyprus. A physical person is considered to be a tax resident in Cyprus for a calendar year, if the criteria of the 183- or 60-day… – Continue reading
On 24 May 2019, Cyprus ratified the first-time double tax treaty it had signed with Kazakhstan on 15 May 2019 (the DTT). Certain legal procedures now need to take place in both states following which the DTT will ‘enter into force’. The DTT will be ‘in effect’ as from the… – Continue reading
After consulting with professionals in the Mediterranean island’s service sector the Finance Ministry is drafting a bill on Transfer Pricing guidelines. The Transfer Pricing regime concerns tax treatment of intra-group financing transactions. The draft bill aims to put an end to the over-pricing of intra-group invoices so that any low… – Continue reading
The Republic of Cyprus and Kazakhstan signed on Wednesday a Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and for the combating of Tax Evasion with respect to taxes on income. According to a press release issued by the Public Information Office, the Convention was signed in Nursultan, Kazakhstan, by the… – Continue reading
Introduction In July 2015, a number of bills relating to the Cyprus taxation system were approved by the Council of Ministers and subsequently enacted into legislation by the Parliament1. The key highlight of these new bills is the introduction for the very first time of the “non-dom” status for Cyprus… – Continue reading
Cyprus: Entry Into Force Of The Protocol Amending The Convention On The Avoidance Of Double Taxation Between Cyprus And Mauritius
The Cyprus Tax Department has announced that the procedures for ratification of the protocol dated 23 October 2017 amending the Convention on the Avoidance of Double Taxation between Cyprus and Mauritius have been completed, and the protocol entered into force on 2 May 2018. The protocol replaces text of article… – Continue reading