• Cyprus Tax Features

  • Taxable Basis
    Cyprus tax resident companies are taxed on their worldwide income whereas non-Cyprus tax resident companies are taxed only on income generated in Cyprus

    Taxable Period
    Calendar year

    Corporation Tax Rate(s)

    Ordinary Tax Losses
    Can be carried forward for 5 years. No carry back

    Capital Gains
    Yes, only on immovable property situated in Cyprus

    Capital Gains Tax Rate(s)
    20% (only on immovable property situated in Cyprus)

    Capital Losses
    Yes, can be carried forward indefinitely

    Stamp Duty

    Capital Duty

    Other Taxes


    VAT Standard Rate
    19% (effective from 13.01.2014)

    VAT Reduced Rate(s)
    9%, 5% and 0%

    VAT Registration Threshold

    VAT Filing & Payment

Greek citizen setting up in Cyprus - The checklist! We get a lot of queries from our Greek clients and associates on how Greek citizens can become Cyprus tax residents and what the process of obtaining a tax residency certificate is. As such, we have prepared the below checklist to assist everyone interested in this.

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