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)….

According to the National Health Insurance System Law of 2010 (as amended in 2017), employer and employee contributions for the implementation of the system commence in 2019. Specifically, as of 1/3/2019, Public and private employees, pensioners, state officials and rentiers will contribute 1.7% of their monthly income, while self-employed persons will have to pay 2.55%….

VAT Treatment Exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF INTRASTAT/VIES DECLARATIONS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. In the absence of a Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will…

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…