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Brief Outline on Cyprus Taxation on Interest Dividends and Profits from the Sale of Titles

June 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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A. General

The below mentioned comments relate only to companies which are tax residents of Cyprus and refer to the worldwide income these companies may have. Precise reference to relevant provisions of the Income Tax Law or Special Defence Contribution Law, examples and definitions of terms used may be found in our separate extensive reports:-

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) through Cyprus The Tax & VAT aspect

May 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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ICOs have recently exploded and become an increasingly popular method of fundraising for start - ups and other companies with the intention to fund innovative projects based on the Blockchain technology.

New Cyprus law on data system security

New Cyprus law on data system security

The Security of Networks and Information Systems Law, Number 17(I) of 2018, implements articles 8 and 9 of EU Directive 2016/1148 on measures to achieve a high common level of security of network and information systems throughout the EU. It designates the Commissioner for Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation (Commissioner), appointed under article 5 of the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services Law 112(I) of 2004, as the national competent authority for the purposes of article 8 of the directive, with responsibility for coordinating the implementation of the cyber-security strategy and monitoring the application of the directive at national level.

New “federal” EU Tax rules on the table

In 2011, in response to public concerns over large multinational companies exploiting differences in national tax rules, the European Commission published a proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) to unify tax rules throughout the EU. Individual countries would still be free to set their own tax rates, but anomalies between countries in terms of deductibility of expenses and recognition of income would be eliminated. The initial proposal met with considerable political resistance, particularly from the United Kingdom, and was not pursued. In October 2016, perhaps in anticipation of less resistance once Brexit was completed, the Commission issued a revised proposal to replace the earlier one. It aims to introduce a set of common rules for determining the tax base of companies with operations in several EU Member States and tax them in the country where their revenues are generated, and remove the anomaly of large companies paying what the public perceives as disproportionately low amounts of tax in countries where they have significant activities.

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Through Cyprus

March 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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Initial Coin Offering, known as “ICO”, is a relatively new phenomenon in the crowdfunding industry being the main subject of discussion in the Blockchain and financial communities.

The new Prospectus Regulation EU

March 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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On 30th June 2017, the European Parliament and the European Council published in the Official Journal of the European Union the Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market (the “New Prospectus Regulation”).

Relocation and Retirement in Cyprus - The Tax Aspect

March 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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Since 2004, Cyprus is a full Member State of the European Union. This fact, along with its good strategic location, highly skilled human capital, excellent infrastructure, reliable communications, relatively low cost of living, sound and stable legal system, warm climate and hospitality of its people, are some of the advantages which contribute to Cyprus’ continuous development as a competitive international financial, tourist, retirement and relocation centre.

The new EU regulation on general data protection 2016/679 (“GDPR”)

A. INTRODUCTION

Globalization has rapidly and radically increased the ease in which data may be collected, stored and transmitted. The current Directive (95/46/EC) is out dated and does not correspond to today’s needs. Various reasons has led to the increased need for a united legal framework in relation to the protection of personal data, including the rapid technological developments, the excessive use of the internet, the use of internet banking, social media and more importantly the ease in which personal data are now made publicly available.

Notional Interest deduction 11/17

November 2017 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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Introduction

Via the 2018 Budget Laws, the Maltese Government seeks to introduce new rules regarding deductions of notional interest on risk capital. The aim of the Notional Interest Deduction (NID) is to achieve neutrality between debt and equity financing. Such rules come into effect as from the year of assessment of 2018.

Also in light of the international tax measures such as BEPS, the NID seeks to bring into line the tax treatment of the cost of equity with the cost of debt, since this latter is a tax-deductible expense. With this measure, debt financing is put on the same level playing field with equity financing, as entities now have the option to claim a deduction of a notional interest against their income.

Cyprus: Changes To The Inheritance Process Under European Succession Regulation 650/2012

The growing importance of cross border successions within the European Union and the difficulties and complications resulting from the diversity of succession and private international law rules relating to succession, prompted the European Commission to examine the possibility of introducing a Regulation that would facilitate and streamline cross border successions.

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