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Cyprus Announces Limit on Passport-by-Investment Scheme

 The Council of Ministers has responded to criticisms and has announced that the island will be limiting the number of naturalisations of investors granted under the citizenship by investment scheme to 700 a year going forward, starting this year. The citizenship-by-investment scheme will also be renamed the “Cypriot Investment...

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Using a Cyprus Investment as a Special Purpose Vehicle

Have you ever thought about purchasing real estate as an investment in Cyprus or abroad? Foreign tax jurisdictions are growing increasingly complex and strict in constantly finding new ways to challenge the effectiveness of tax structuring via global financial centres and how they’re regulated by foreign authorities. Unsurprisingly such...

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Grants Being Offered for Newlyweds on First Land Purchase in Cyprus

The Cyprus Government have recently announced exciting news for couples looking to buy their first property together. A draft bill has been submitted to parliament ultimately exempting the payment of 19% VAT for youths purchasing land for the purpose of building their first home or primary residence together in...

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Business & Shop Owners in Cyprus: Right to Peaceful Enjoyment of Premises

 As per the relevant Contract Law in Cyprus, a business tenant leasing a premises under contract or statute, has the right to “peaceful enjoyment and unobstructed use of the property” without any interference by the landlord, regardless of the type of tenancy agreement or kind of business or store...

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Which European Countries are Offering Citizenship for Investment?

The passport-via-investment market first came into existence in the 80's, when the exotic islands of St Kitts & Nevis first decided to bring additional foreign investment into the country in return for passports. Countries across the world copied the concept with their own schemes to provide foreign investors with...

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Why do Russian Businesses Enjoy Doing Business in Cyprus?

Russian businesses and Entrepreneurs alike have always been interested in Cyprus as a business centre, mostly due to its tax regime, with double taxation agreements included, European Union membership, and Russian amiability, a study has found. Russia Doing Business in Cyprus 2017: Measuring Quality & Efficiency reported that 85%...

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Everything you Need to Know About Corporate Taxation in Cyprus

The corporate taxation rate for Cyprus is 12.5%. Certain income types are also subject to a special contribution for defense. If you have recently set up your business entity, you should ensure that to do the following soon after incorporating: Register for company tax. Keep accounting records. Prepare a...

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