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Cyprus Limited Companies Factsheet

January 20, 2016

Introduction Cyprus has been a full member of the European Union since 2004 and a member of the Eurozone since 2008. The geographic position of Cyprus, connecting Europe to Africa, the Middle East and Asia has for centuries made the island a hub for business and trade.

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Floating on the Emerging Companies Market of the Cyprus Stock Exchange

January 17, 2016

Introduction Cyprus Stock Exchange’s  Emerging Companies Market (“ECM”) is similar to the AIM for the London Stock Exchange, with the added advantage that it is a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) as defined by the EU’s Markets for Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and operated by an EU regulated Stock Exchange.

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Cyprus Companies, Nominees and Law of Equity

January 1, 2016

Introduction One shareholder is required for the incorporation and continued existence of a Cyprus private company. The nationality of the shareholders is immaterial. Apart from the shareholder, a Cyprus company should have at least one director and one corporate secretary. The Cyprus Companies Law, Cap 113, as amended, allows for single member companies i.e. shareholder, director and corporate secretary being the same person.

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Taxation for Cyprus Tax Resident Individuals

December 1, 2015

Under Cyprus tax legislation, Cyprus tax resident individuals are taxed on all chargeable income accrued or derived from all sources in Cyprus and abroad. An individual who is not a tax resident in Cyprus, is taxed on income accruing or arising only from sources within the Republic. Foreign taxes paid can be credited against the personal income tax liability.

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Cyprus Non Domiciled Tax Resident Individuals

July 1, 2015

On the 9th July 2015, the Cypriot House of Representatives voted a number of significant amendments to the Cyprus tax legislation, further improving the attractiveness of the Cypriot tax system. One of the most important changes made was the introduction of the concept of a non-domiciled resident individual.

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