Knowledge base

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…


Cyprus Banking: The Current Situation

Firstly it is important to have an understanding of the recent Cyprus Banking Crisis and thereafter focus on the current situation. Cyprus Banking Crisis Explained – Cyprus Banking Institutions early Year 2013 During 2013 the Cyprus Banking sector faced its most challenging period to date. As a result…


CySEC: Information for Cyprus companies and service providers

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission has recently released information to all Cyprus Investment Firms, Management Companies and Administrative Service Providers regarding fraudulent tax evasion, and also a proposal on the prevention of use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering…


Cyprus company audit requirements

As per 152A(1)(a): The following companies shall, in accordance with the provisions of the Auditors and Statutory Audits of Annual and Consolidated Accounts Law2009 submit their financial statements to an Auditor for auditing: Every company required by this Law to prepare consolidated financial statements; Every…


Cyprus Interest and Royalties

No withholding tax applies on interest and royalties when paid from a Russian Company to a Cypriot company. This was ratified on the Protocol and signed by Russia and Cyprus during 2012 and implemented in 2013. According to the Protocol the current withholding taxes will continue to apply 0% to interest…