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Cyprus corporate and individual taxation Law draft amendments: 2015

On July 1st 2015, the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis, has officially declared that the Cyprus taxation system needs rapid changes to increase the level of the country’s competitiveness.


Taxation of Rental Income in Cyprus

Income, earned by a Cyprus tax resident individual, arising from the rental of immovable property which is situated in Cyprus is taxable both under the Cyprus Income Tax and the Special Contribution Tax legislation.


Shareholders’ Agreements in Cyprus

A Shareholders’ Agreement (SHA) is a confidential legal document distinct from all other statutory documents of a corporation, applicable in cases where there are more than two shareholders and it is essentially an agreement between all the Company Shareholders that covers how the business is going to operate.


The amendment of the Assessment & Collection of Taxes Law in Cyprus

The amendments of the Assessment and Collection of Taxes Law 78/2014, made on the 20th of June, 2014 with regards to the Law 4/1978, is a clear demonstration of the Cyprus Government’s commitment to the reforms proposed by the Troika.


FATCA and its preliminary effects on Cyprus and Singapore banks

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a U.S. law with the purpose to detect and impede the evasion of tax by U.S. persons including individuals who live outside the country. The purpose of FATCA is to eliminate and discourage offshore tax evasion by citizens or residents.


Liquidation and voluntary winding up of a Cyprus company

A Cyprus company might decide to wind up as a result of various reasons and such procedures may be a challenging and lengthy task. The difficulties faced and time to complete is dependent upon many factors, including how well the company has been managed and administered throughout its existence, the method chosen for closing down and who performs such a processes.


CySEC: impact of Swiss franc on Cyprus investment firms

Following the recent commotion created by the Swiss National Bank’s decision to discontinue the minimum exchange rate of 1.20 Swiss francs per euro with immediate effect, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is endeavouring to instigate an assessment of how far Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) have been affected.


Trademark Protection in Cyprus

Some call it symbol, others name it as mark or logo but in reality, it is the way the public at large can identify and recognise a particular product and or service and has been considered by many people as the most valuable asset and as indicators of source. What is a Trademark? A sign Which…