EXTENSION TO THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR THE YEAR OF 2019 AND PAYMENT OF INCOME TAX DUE.

English

By an Order of the Minister of Finance,  dated 1st June 2020,  the deadline for the electronic submission of the 2019 income tax returns for employees, pensioners (Form T.D.1)  and self-employed persons (Form T.D.1 self-employed) with turnover not exceeding the € 70,000 is extended until 30th October 2020.  The extension also applies to the payment of the related income tax due. 

It should be noted that the obligation to submit an Income Tax Return for the year 2019, arises ONLY when the Gross Annual Income exceeds € 19,500. 

Ελληνικα 

Το Τμήμα Φορολογίας ενημερώνει ότι, η ημερομηνία υποβολής της Δήλωσης Εισοδήματος 2019 για: (α) μισθωτούς και συνταξιούχους (ΤΦ1) και (β) αυτοεργοδοτούμενους των οποίων ο κύκλος εργασιών δεν υπερβαίνει τις €70,000 (ΤΦ1 αυτοεργοδοτούμενου), καθώς και η πληρωμή του οφειλόμενου φόρου, παρατείνεται μέχρι και την 30η Οκτωβρίου 2020 και ώρα 23:59 (ΚΔΠ 247/2020). Επισημαίνεται ότι, υποχρέωση υποβολής Δήλωσης Εισοδήματος (ΤΦ1) και (ΤΦ1αυτ.) για το έτος 2019, προκύπτει ΜΟΝΟ όταν το Μεικτό Ετήσιο Εισόδημα υπερβαίνει τις €19,500

Cyprus Notional Interest (NID) Deduction

PREFACE

Companies can be financed via debt, equity or a combination of both. Debt – mostly in the form of loans – generates interest expense, which is usually a tax-deductible expense for the borrower. Equity on the other hand is associated with dividends, which are not deductible for tax purposes. This creates an incentive for companies to be funded via debt as opposed to equity. The Cypriot Notional Interest Deduction provisions (NID) introduced on 18 July 2016 aim to equalize this imbalance by introducing a servicing cost for equity. In simple terms, a Cyprus company financed with new equity is eligible to an annual notional deduction like interest. This deduction, if properly structured, can significantly reduce the taxable profits of a Cyprus company to an effective tax rate as low as 2,5%

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