Cyprus Tax Incentives – Companies benefit from increased tax deduction for Research and Development expenses
On July 7th, the Cyprus Parliament voted for an extension of tax incentives (an action plan that was voted on in October 2021) in an attempt to attract new investments, boost entrepreneurship and support start-ups. This regards an incorporation of tax deduction on research and development expenses into Article 9(1)(d) of the Income Tax Law (ITL) and is effective as of July 20th 2022 when it was published in the Cyprus Gazette.
⏱ NOVEMBER , 2022
On May 10, 2022, the Council of Ministers approved a highly significant improvement of an incentive aiming at attracting foreign executives (both EU and non-EU residents) to Cyprus to expand their presence, assist in the expansion of the technology sector island wide, as well as repatriate Cypriot professionals who currently reside and have their business abroad.
⏱ OCTOBER , 2022
On February 3rd, 2022 a circular was issued by the Cyprus Tax Authority (3/2022) notifying of the completion of all legal procedures on behalf of both Cyprus and the Swiss Confederation, enabling the protocol on the avoidance of Double Taxation regarding taxes on income and on capital to come into force.
The protocol in question, which was signed on July 20th 2020, introduced an amendment to the 2014 Double Tax Treaty between the two countries and came into effect on November 3rd, 2021, with a substantial number of provisions also being implemented on the same day…
⏱ FEBRUARY , 2022
On December 17th 2021, Cyprus signed a new tax treaty with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the avoidance of double taxation, which was ratified and published in the Cyprus Gazette on December 31st 2021, contributing to the development of economic relations and enhancement of co-operation in tax matters between the two countries.
The Treaty is based on the OECD Model Convention for the Elimination of Double Taxation on Income and on Capital and the UN Model Tax Agreement and it incorporates the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (‘BEPS’) minimum standards.
⏱ JANUARY , 2022
On 18 February 2021, the Cypriot Parliament transposed the 5th Anti-Money Laundering EU Directive into domestic legislation, signifying the introduction of a central registry for ultimate beneficial owners of companies and other legal entities.
All parties involved are obliged to register by March 12th,2022 submitting any essential requirements.
⏱ NOVEMBER 19, 2021
July 30th,2021- On July 23rd, 2021 the Tax Department issued an announcement informing all taxpayers that the income tax return for 2020 (T.D.1) for employees and pensioners as well as for the self-employed (T.D.1 for self-employed), with turnover below E70.000 and who are not obliged to submit audited accounts, is available for submission via Taxisnet.
Additionally, the announcement states that the Ministry of Finance intends to issue a decree relevant to the extension of the electronic submission of personal income tax returns for 2020, along with the payment of the income tax due, from September 30th to November 30th, 2021.
The particular extension is expected to apply for the payment of the relevant income tax due.
⏱ SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has allowed entities to invest in India via various routes, such as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI), Foreign Venture Capital Investment, Alternative Investment Fund etc. The Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) regime is currently the route chosen by many global investors that comply with the regulations.
⏱ JULY 8, 2021
Cyprus has a modern tax system and company registration is favourable based on the English Companies Act of 1948 (Chapter 113 – Cyprus Company Law), offering predictability in planning with more than 60 double tax avoidance agreements. Registered lawyers liaise with the Registrar of Companies and any parties of interest to facilitate the process of forming a company.
The House of Representatives of Cyprus has voted, unanimously, earlier in February, the imposing of a 0,4% levy on all sales of immovable property.
The EU companies that meet the official description of SMEs, the «Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund» offers financial reimbursement of costs for applications of #trademarks and designs of up to €1, 500 per beneficiary (business). Up to grant will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Check eligibility: HERE
⏱ MARCH 29, 2021
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