Tonnage Tax – Cyprus Registry Maintenance Annual Fee Payment Extension
23/02/2018

Tonnage Tax – Cyprus Registry Maintenance Annual Fee Payment Extension

in 2018, Shipping, Tax

Both the (a) “Annual Fee” under section 4(2) of the Cyprus Registry Maintenance Annual Fee Law and the (b) “Tonnage Tax” for Cyprus ships under the Taxation of Owners of Cyprus Ships Notification of 2012 (P.I.137/2012) section 9 of the Merchant Shipping Law of 2010 (Law 44(I)/2010); are payable on the 31st of March each year.

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping has decided to extend the date of payment for both the tonnage tax and annual fee of Cyprus flag ships to 2nd of April, given the fact that this year the 31st of March is a Saturday. Therefore the next working date is the Monday, 2nd of April 2018.

VAT changes on Land & Leasehold property
06/02/2018

VAT changes on Land & Leasehold property

in 2018, VAT

On the 3rd of November and 29th of December 2017, the House of Parliament voted the amendment of the Cyprus VAT Legislation regarding the taxation of building land, in order to align it with the provisions of EU VAT Directive.

The amendments relate to (1) the imposition of 19% VAT on the sale of building land, (2) the taxation of new commercial immovable property leasing contracts and (3) the application of reverse charge on transactions relating to transfers of immovable property during the process of loan restructuring.

For more details regarding the amendments voted, please click here.

Tax Calendar 2018
12/12/2017

Tax Calendar 2018

in 2018, Tax

A useful guide for tax payment deadlines and other filing obligations for the Year 2018. For more info click here

EXTENSION OF THE PERIOD FOR MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SETTLEMENT OF TAXES IN ARREARS IN CYPRUS
04/10/2017

EXTENSION OF THE PERIOD FOR MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SETTLEMENT OF TAXES IN ARREARS IN CYPRUS

in 2017, Finance, Tax
  1. Introduction

On 29 September 2017, a law which extends the deadline for submission of a claim for the payment of tax arrears from 3 October 2017 to 3 January 2018 was passed by the House of Representatives of Cyprus.

The new law also limits the time by which tax returns up to the tax year 2015 not yet filed may be filed. All such tax returns must now be filed until 30 June 2018 to benefit with the provisions of the law.

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Group Financing
23/02/2017

Group Financing

in 2017

Cyprus Tax Authorities have announced the intention that minimum margin scheme for Group financing will be abolished on 1 July 2017. Current regime was regulated according to the correspondence between the commissioner of Tax Department and the Taxation Committee of ICPAC dated 4 July 2011. According to the current legislation, minimum accepted margins for intra-group financing range between 0.125% – 0.35%

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