Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC wishes to inform its Clients that on 16/03/2020 the Members and the President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus, in the presence of the Minister of Justice and Public Order, the Attorney General and the President of the Cyprus Bar Association, unanimously, decided the following measures, amongst others, in order…

1   Changes to Law for IBCs holding IP Assets We would like to update you regarding Belize International Business Companies (“IBCs”), and their legal obligations regarding the holding of international property assets (“IP assets”): IBCs shall not acquire, hold, own, or deal in any IP assets, pursuant to Section 5(4) of the International Business Companies…

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…

Employees The deadline for settlement of income tax due via self-assessment (as per the T.D.1 form) and the deadline of electronic submission of T.D.1 form is: 31 July 2019. ‘Self-employed’ whose annual turnover does not exceed €70.000 For ‘self-employed’ individuals whose annual turnover does not exceed €70.000 and who do not have an obligation to…

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)….