• Cyprus - Russia
    Provisions of Amending Protocol Come Into Effect


    The provisions of the amending Protocol to the tax treaty between Cyprus and Russia came into effect on 1 January 2013.

    Under the amending protocol, withholding tax rates for dividends, interest and royalties remain the same. However, for the application of the reduced withholding tax rate on dividends, the investment threshold will be �100,000 (instead of US$100,000).

    In addition, under the amending protocol, capital gains from the disposal of shares will remain under the exclusive taxing right of the country of residence of the seller. However, where the disposal of shares is of a company which derives a substantial part of its value (more than 50%) from immovable property situated in the other country then the taxing right is shifted to the other country. This change will come into effect as of 1 January 2017.

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