C. Costa & Associates Auditors Ltd

Deemed Dividend Distribution for the tax year 2019 to be distributed by December 31st 2021

4 Jan 2022

Deemed Dividend Distribution for the tax year 2019  We would like to remind you of the deemed dividend distribution (DDD) provisions of the Special Contribution for the Defence Law that relate to the tax year 2019. Profits subject to deemed dividend distribution Companies are deemed to have distributed to their resident shareholders 70% of their […]

Deadline for the electronic submission of the new Tax Forms for Special Defence Contribution (“SDC”) and General Healthcare System (“GHS”) contribution withheld on interest and dividend payments

4 Jan 2022

Deadline for the electronic submission of the new Tax Forms for Special Defence Contribution (“SDC”) and General Healthcare System (“GHS”) contribution withheld on interest and dividend payments Based on the announcement issued by the Tax Department of Cyprus on 4 May 2021 in relation to tax forms T.D.602 and T.D.603, the electronic submission of the […]

The Cyprus UBO Registry to fight money laundering

25 Feb 2021

The Cyprus UBO Registry to fight money laundering Recently the Government of Cyprus has taken additional steps to increase transparency in all transactions taking place in the country and fight money laundering. Cyprus aims to increase confidence in its legal and tax system and become a more desired destination for business activity. In doing so, […]

Cyprus tourism impact due to COVID-19 poses significant risks to Cyprus economy

2 Sep 2020

Cyprus is one of the EU’s smallest and most isolated countries, but it hasn’t remained untouched. Travel and tourism were abruptly curtailed. In mid-April the Central Bank of Cyprus urged banks to focus on the provision of short-term liquidity facilities for up to 12 months at preferential interest rates. This was designed to help viable […]

C. COSTA ASSOCIATES AUDITORS LTD – Coronavirus

23 Mar 2020

C. COSTA ASSOCIATES AUDITORS LTD – Coronavirus announcement Dear Clients and associates, In view of the current situation created by the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) which affects not only us as individuals but the whole world, we are trying to do our part to protect ourselves and those around us. We have taken a […]

VAT on building land 5%

31 Oct 2019

VAT on building land 5% Recently the Cyprus Council of Ministers has come to a decision to provide a VAT refund to individuals who bought land for the construction of their primary residence in Cyprus. The purpose of this VAT refund is to reduce the VAT rate on the acquisition of land from 19% to […]

Recent Amendments to the Cyprus Companies Law Cap. 113 (Law 149(I)/2018)

19 Sep 2019

Recent Amendments to the Cyprus Companies Law Cap. 113 (Law 149(I)/2018) – with an aim to modernise and streamline the filing and registration requirements and processes with the Registrar of Companies. Introduction of Administrative Fines for late filings  The Registrar of Companies shall impose an administrative fine for late filing of the below notifications to […]

Electronic payment of taxes

25 Oct 2018

As part of the Government’s effort to improve the electronic services offered to taxpayers, the Tax Department has recently announced that as from the 1st of June 2018, the settlement of the following taxes can be effected only electronically through the JCCsmart website.   Tax Code Description 0100 Income tax deducted from emoluments (PAYE) 0114 […]

Tax department looking to tax Airbnb rentals

25 Oct 2018

Tax authorities are now eyeing short-term property rentals such as Airbnb which, due to loopholes in the law, are not subject to tax. .The matter was raised on Monday at the House finance committee, which discussed the leasing/renting of properties via online services. .Tax commissioner Yiannis Tsangaris said this income is not currently taxed. In […]

Εγκύκλιος Επιτροπής Κεφαλαιαγορας Κυπρου

19 Jul 2018

Την προσοχή των εποπτευόμενων οργανισμών για την είσπραξη μετρητών πέραν των €10 χιλ. επισύρει η επιτροπή κεφαλαιαγοράς. Με εγκύκλιό της, η ΕΚ ενημερώνει τους εποπτευόμενους οργανισμούς ότι σύμφωνα με το άρθρο 5Α του περί της Παρεμπόδισης και Καταπολέμησης της Νομιμοποίησης Εσόδων από Παράνομες Δραστηριότητες Νόμου του 2007 η είσπραξη σε μετρητά για ποσό ίσο ή […]

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