On 2 June 2020, an amending Income Tax Law was published in the Official Gazette with respect to tax relief on rental income. The amendment was voted to support the Cyprus economy following the COVID-19 outbreak and provides a tax incentive to landlords (individuals or companies) so as to voluntarily reduce the rent charged to…

Extended deadline for the submission of 2019 personal income tax returns (IR 1) and for the payment of tax We would like to inform you that in accordance with a Decree issued on 5 June 2020, the following deadlines are extended to 30 October 2020: Electronic submission of the 2019 personal income tax return by…

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…