Category: Tax



EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive
16/05/2019

Cyprus implements the legislation of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive

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Introduction

On the 5th of April 2019, the House of Representatives approved the proposed legislation (the Law) implementing the provisions of the European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD or Directive). The new Law will come into force once it is published in the Official Gazette of the Republic. The provisions of the Law shall be effective as of 1 January 2019 (i.e. from the tax year 2019 onwards).

The Law introduces the below:

  • Interest limitation rules
  • CFC rules
  • General Anti-abuse rule (GAAR).

The second phase of the implementation of the Directive concerning the exit taxation provisions and the Hybrid mismatch rules will be effective as of 1 January 2020.

The first implementation of the ATAD Law impacts only Cyprus Corporate Income Tax payers and more specifically Cyprus Tax Resident Companies and Cyprus Permanent Establishments (PEs) of non-Cyprus Tax Resident Companies.

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09/01/2019

Tax Calendar 2019

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A useful guide for tax payment deadlines and other filing obligations for the Year 2019. For more info click here.

08/01/2019

Social Security and National Health System (GESY)

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As from the 1st of January 2019 the Social Insurance fund contributions have been increased and as from the 1st of March 2019 a new contribution will be introduced for GESY – National Health System.

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10/09/2018

CYPRUS – UNITED KINGDOM TAX TREATY

in 2018, Tax

A new double tax treaty with the United Kingdom has been signed on the 22nd of March 2018. All necessary steps have been performed by both countries and the treaty is effective since 18 July 2018. The new treaty is expected to strengthen and further develop the economic relations between the two countries. This treaty will come to replace the existing treaty between Cyprus and the United Kingdom which was signed in Nicosia on the 20th of June 1974 and came into effect on the 18th of March 1975.

For the main summarized provisions of the treaty, please click here.

26/04/2018

ONLINE TAX PAYMENTS

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The Tax Department, released an update to inform that, following the successful implementation of the compulsory electronically payment of the P.A.Y.E. Deducted that came into force as from the 1st of March 2018, the electronically tax payments will be further implemented to other taxes as well.

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