All Cyprus companies have an obligation to file to the Registrar of Companies an Annual Return (HE32), which must be accompanied by the audited financial statements of the previous year. The Annual Returns (HE32) are always accompanied by the audited financial statements of the previous year (e.g. the Annual Return (HE32) for the year 2019…

The Cyprus Parliament voted on 5 April 2019 the first implementation law in Cyprus of the EU AntiTax Avoidance Directive (ATAD) and specifically on the following areas: Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rule – effective date 01 January 2019 (Net) Interest limitation rule – effective date 01 January 2019 General Anti-Abuse rule (GAAR) – effective date…

The Special Contribution for Defence rate on the interest income received by Cyprus tax resident domiciled individuals from corporate bonds has been reduced from 30% to 3%. The above amendment to the Special Contribution for Defence Law (“The Law”) was published in the Official Government Gazette on 26 June 2019. According to the amendment of…

We are proud to announce that all our trainee lawyers have succeeded in their professional examinations for admission to the Cyprus Bar Association. Yioulia Svana, Marissa Ferentintou, Ioanna Mesimeri and Loukiana Protopapa joined us last year as law graduates and during their training contracts with Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC have worked at the Property…

The Cyprus Ministry of Finance has announced that Cyprus and Kazakhstan signed a first-time Double Tax Treaty (DTT) on 24 May 2019.  The agreement is based on the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Model Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Tax Evasion. Main Provisions Withholding tax rate on…

We are proud to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Cyprus University of Technology and Areti Charidemou & Associates  LLC and Oktonex. The objective of this agreement is to promote relations among all parties but also to establish a successful cooperation in fields of common interest through the execution of activities and…

In accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers dated 13.2.2019 investors, who will submit an application on the basis of the Cyprus Investment Programme (Programme) from the 15th of May 2019 and onwards, are obliged to meet the criterion A.1 (Donation to the Research and Innovation Foundation and the Cyprus Land Development Corporation)….

The Government of Cyprus issued its first ever 15 year bond at 2.75%. The EUR 1bn Bond was oversubscribed more than 8 times! The Republic of Cyprus, successfully launched a first ever 15-year bond, due 26 February 2034, the longest in its history. The EUR1bn bond carries a coupon of 2.75%. Citi, Goldman Sachs and…

The Cyprus Cabinet approved a series of changes in the Cyprus Investment Programme in order to make the Cyprus Investment Programme even more targeted and trustworthy, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said. the Minister pointed out the mandatory contribution to the Foundation for Research and Innovation to further encourage the creation of an eco-system of business…

  Cyprus is in the process of adopting and publishing the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the provisions of the EU Anti -Tax Avoidance Directive (“ATAD”), which was approved by the EU Commission in 2016. EU Anti -Tax Avoidance Directive (“ATAD”) creates a minimum level of protection against corporate tax avoidance…