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  • Capital Gains Tax

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    Capital Gains Tax

    LAST UPDATED 11/01/2024

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    • Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”)

    CGT only applies to gains made from disposing of immovable property in Cyprus when the disposal is not subject to income tax. Disposal can include selling, exchanging, gifting, leasing, and more.

    CGT is charged at a rate of 20% on gains made from the disposal of immovable property in Cyprus or shares in companies that directly own such property. CGT also applies to shares in companies that indirectly own immovable property in Cyprus where at least 50% of the shares’ value comes from Cyprus-situated property. However, shares listed on a recognized stock exchange are exempt from CGT.

    When disposing of company shares, the gain is calculated only on the value of Cyprus-situated immovable property. The taxable gain is calculated as the difference between the disposal proceeds and the original cost of the property, adjusted for inflation using the consumer price index in Cyprus.

    Other expenses related to acquiring and disposing of immovable property can also be deducted from the gain, subject to certain conditions.

    Individuals may deduct specific amounts from the taxable capital gain, depending on the type of disposal. There are lifetime exemptions available for disposing of a private principal residence, agricultural land by a farmer, and any other type of disposal.

    There are also other exemptions available, such as gifts between family members, donations to charities, and exchanges of properties, subject to certain conditions.

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    Property taxes

    For transfers of immovable property, the Department of Land and Surveys charges fees based on the market value of the property. The fees are calculated using a tiered system, with higher market values attracting higher rates. The statement includes a table showing the rates and fees currently applicable.

    However, there are some exceptions to these fees. If VAT is applicable when purchasing the property, no transfer fees are payable. Additionally, if the purchase is not subject to VAT, the transfer fees are reduced by 50%. There may also be exemptions for certain debt-for-asset swap arrangements.

    In cases of free transfers of property, such as transfers between family members or spouses, different rates and fees may apply.

    There are also fees for mortgage registration, which are calculated as 1% of the current market value.

    As of February 2021, a 0.4% levy is imposed on the sale proceeds from all disposals of immovable property within the current control of the Republic of Cyprus. This levy also applies to disposals of shares in a company that owns immovable property, where the buyer of the shares takes control of the company. The obligation to pay this levy falls on the seller of the property.

    However, there are still some uncertainties around how this levy will be applied, including issues around the taxing point, the basis of calculation, and potential exemptions.

    Corporate residence in Cyprus

    As of January 1, 2019, employees are required to contribute 8.3% of their gross salary to the state-administered social insurance fund. The maximum amount of insurable emoluments as of January 1, 2023 is EUR 60,060 per year.

    Both the employer and employee pay the 8.3% rate until December 31, 2023. After that, the rate will increase by 0.5% every five years until it reaches 10.3% on January 1, 2039.

    Self-employed individuals are required to contribute 15.6% of their income to the social insurance fund as of January 1, 2019. From 2014 to 2018, the rate was 14.6%. The rate will increase every five years until it reaches 20.4% on January 1, 2039.

    The amount of contributions is subject to a minimum and maximum limit depending on the profession or trade of the self-employed individual. These limits are determined on an annual basis.

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    VAT for individuals

    VAT is charged on the sale of goods and services in Cyprus, as well as on the purchase of goods from the European Union and on imported goods. Businesses that are registered for VAT charge VAT on their sales (output tax) and can reclaim the VAT they paid on their purchases (input tax).

    The standard VAT rate in Cyprus is 19%. However, there are two reduced VAT rates that apply to certain goods and services: a 9% rate and a 5% rate.

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