The Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) of Cyprus has announced environmental incentives for the Cyprus Tonnage Tax System.
It provisions a reduction of tonnage tax up to 30% for owners of Cyprus and Community flagged ships that use mechanisms for the environmental preservation of the marine environment and the reduction of the effects of climate change.
Environmental incentives are the following:
- Energy Efficiency Design Index
- IMO Data Collection System (D.C.S.)
- Use of alternative fuels
The outlined environmental incentives are cumulative and as per the Merchant Shipping (Fees and Taxing Provisions) Laws of 2010-2020, each ship can only receive a maximum 30% rebate on the Annual Tonnage Tax. An eligible ship for any of the environmental incentive is a ship that engaged in a qualifying shipping activity as per the Merchant Shipping (Fees and Taxing Provisions) Laws of 2010-2020.
Detailed information on the incentives can be found here.