Cyprus Key Benefits

Cyprus Overview:


Cyprus boasts a low tax reputable jurisdiction and a modern international banking sector, fully integrated with EU VAT, VIES and EORI systems.

Cyprus Benefits:


  • 12.5% corporation tax in Cyprus
  • VAT Standard rate: 19%
  • No withholding tax on royalties for use outside Cyprus
  • 45 Double tax treaties
  • No withholding tax on interest
  • Credit relief for foreign withholding tax
  • Ability to carry forward losses indefinitely
  • Flexible and tax efficient reorganisation provisions
  • Group relief rules available
  • Tax-exempt business profits of non-resident companies
  • Tax-exempt gains on the trading and disposal of securities
  • Tax-exempt gains on the disposal of subsidiaries
  • Tax-exempt dividend income (subject to applicable criteria)
  • Tax-neutral group reorganisations
  • Tax-relief for group losses
  • Full adoption of the EU directives regarding
    • Parent / Subsidiaries
    • Mergers Mutual Assistance and Cooperation
    • Royalties and Interest income

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