Are you looking to relocate to Cyprus? Moving over for work? To retire? For a better lifestyle? Whatever your reason, you need help negotiating the immigration minefield. Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC have vast experience advising on all aspects of immigration law. Services include: Employment permits Immigration permits Cyprus Citizenship (including Citizenship Through Investment Visas…

Dear Clients, Since 9th of April 2016 the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) has activated the Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) compensation for FBME Bank Ltd – Cyprus Branch (FBME) deposit holders. The Deposit Guarantee and Resolution of Credit and Other Institutions Scheme, which has been established by Law (“the DGS”), will pay via the Deposit…

Dear Clients, We would like to inform you that the Cyprus Tax Department informs about the submission date for Income Tax Returns of Companies (IR 4) and Self Employed with accounts (IR1 Acc) for the year 2016 is extended until the 30th of June 2018. For any information, please do not hesitate to contact us….

Dear clients, We would like to inform you that the Cyprus Tax Department has issued a further reminder that tax returns (Personal Income Tax(IR1))  for the year 2017 must be submitted electronically, by means of its TAXISnet web portal. Meanwhile you are urged to register with the TAXISnet system. The deadline for submission of your…

On January 17th and 20th in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Areti Charidemou & Socrates Ellinas of Areti Charidemou and Associates LLC held a workshop dedicated to Cyprus Tax, Corporate and Immigration incentives. The event was attended by many private individuals and corporate representatives from all over Vietnam, being prospective immigrants, international home buyers, potential…

Payments of pay as you earn tax (PAYE) Dear Clients, Payments of PAYE (“Pay as you earn” tax deduction on employees’ salaries) in the district offices of the Inland Revenue Department (Cyprus Tax Authority) will only be acceptable until the 28th of February 2018. As from the 1 March 2018, the Cyprus Tax Authority will…

Date Description End of each month (Jan- Dec) Payment of PAYE relating to employees’ salaries for the previous month Payment of Special Defence Contribution withheld on dividends or interest or rent paid of Cyprus tax residents in the previous month Payment of tax withheld on payments to non-Cyprus tax residents of the previous month Payment…

On 3 January 2018, the governments of Cyprus and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTA). The DTA was signed during the official visit of the President of the Republic of Cyprus to Saudi Arabia and is based on the OECD Model Tax Convention. Main Provisions Withholding tax rate on interest…

The double tax treaty (DTT) between Cyprus and Ethiopia signed in December 2015 entered into force on 18 October 2017 as per recent update of the Cyprus Ministry of Finance. Based on the provisions of the DTT, in the case of Cyprus the DTT will take effect as from 1 January 2018 and in the…

The House of Representatives of Cyprus, for the purposes of harmonizing the legislation with the EU Value Added Tax (“VAT”) Directive, voted on 30/11/2017 a new VAT Law which amends the main VAT Law N.95(I)/2000. A. VAT on the sale of building land (apply as from 02/01/2018) The supply of undeveloped building land, in the…