Cyprus Company Formation

Cyprus company formation
  • The most popular jurisdiction of international tax planning.
  • Time of Cyprus company formation takes 2 weeks.
  • Personal presence is not required.
  • Popular company type:
    • Cyprus Private Limited Company (PLC)

Tax Rates in Cyprus

Corporation Tax in Cyprus: 12,5%

Income Tax I n Cyprus: 35%

VAT Tax in Cyprus: 19% (Reduced rates 5% + 9%)

About Cyprus

Overseas Territory: Cyprus

Capital: Nicosia

Region:Island in the
Mediterranean Sea

Language: Armenian; Cypriot Arabic

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Time Zone: GMT+2

Dial Code: +357

Abbreviations: CY

What we can do for your Company in Cyprus

  • We do all paperwork on forming the company in Cyprus
  • Formation is completely remote
  • Can act as Secretary or Treasury
  • Provide nominee Directors/Shareholders
  • Assist with opening a bank account
  • Registration for Taxes, VAT & EORI
  • Develop a website for your business
  • Create a logo of your brand
  • Provide with full company administration services
  • Arrange a mailing address for your business
  • Arrange a virtual office for your company
  • Telephone answering service
  • Book keeping, audit & reporting
  • Preparing and submitting VAT return
  • Dealing with local authority
  • Trademark registration

Cyprus Company Formation. Cyprus Offshore Company. Cyprus Private Limited Company (PLC)

Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in Cyprus.

If expanding an existing venture to another country is on your mind, Cyprus could be a good choice. A number of companies from the US and EU have already expanded operations in the country. Cyprus happens to be the third largest Island located in the Mediterranean region. However, you should not assess a country for business operation expansion based on its size alone. Cyprus does have many factors which may motivate you to spend in the country for venture expansion.

When you assess a country for business investment and expansion, the economy needs to be analyzed well. In this respect, Cyprus is a safe choice. The economic stability of Cyprus is something you cannot overlook. If you are looking for the right investment gateway to access the EU market, Cyprus fits in the bill really well.

Unless your venture is related to any kind of financial services, you should not have to face too many hassles in starting business in Cyprus. In other cases, you will not have to put up with restrictions like minimum investment amount and a local Cypriot partner. So, your Cyprus Company Formation dreams may be realized without facing too many hurdles.

A lot of companies expanding into Cyprus deal with niches like property investment, catering, leisure, hospitality, food and sports activity services etc. The communication means are adequate in Cyprus and the transportation system is top notch. Two international airports, extensive port facilities and good road network are ideal for business needs apart from traveling. Even the telecommunication setup is excellent which is required for expanding any business these days.

The legal norms prevalent in a country should be analyzed before you think of investing in it. Thankfully, the legal system in Cyprus is much like that of the UK. The legal system here is deemed as business-friendly and regulations are transparent.  The tax regime of Cyprus is also favorable for the majority of businesses. The corporate tax rate here is among the lower ones you get in the EU. This should also act as a reason to think of Cyprus Company Formation.

While Cyprus may have stable governance and economic situation for business expansion, you may still benefit from taking expert aid. You need an exert agency for handling legal norms and getting updates on tax related stuffs. BRIS group is your apt companion for such needs. Call us today for details on Cyprus business expansion.

Cyprus Company FormationFinancial Advantages
Taxation:12, 5% Taxation for tax resident companies. (from 2014); 0% Taxation for NON tax resident companies
Double Taxation Treaty Access:Yes Treaty Access
Cyprus Tax Information Exchange Agreements:Yes, Cyprus signed Exchange Agreements
Account Filing Requirements:Yes accounting / reporting requirements
Annual Return Filing Requirements:Yes annual return/ reporting requirements
Audit Requirements:Yes audit required.
Cyprus Company FormationRegistration Requirements
Share Capital:EUR 1,000. Minimum paid up share capital EUR 1
Classes of Share Available for Cyprus company formation:Shares with or without voting rights, redeemable shares, registered shares, preference shares, shares of no par value.
Bearer Shares:Not Allowed
Registered Office Required:Yes required and must be maintained in Cyprus.
Shareholders:Minimum number is one
Directors:Minimum number is one. Can be any nationality and need not be resident in Cyprus (but advisable) Corporate directors are allowed.
Your Company language:English
Name of your Company must be ended:“Limited”/Ltd
Documents required for Cyprus company formation:A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months.
Cyprus Company FormationRestrictions
For Cyprus company formation you cannot use words in your company names without justification:“Bank”, “Trustee Company”, “Assurance”, “Building Society”, ”Trust Company”, “Royal” etc.
Restrictions on Trading:None
Not permitted without a licence:Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.
Cyprus Company FormationConfidentiality and Security
Publicly Accessible Records:Yes, accessible
Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors:Yes, Allowed
Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities:No
Meetings of Directors and Shareholders to be held:Anywhere (Cyprus advised)
Stability:Secure jurisdiction and renowned reputation.
About CyprusCyprus Company Formation
Capital city:Nicosia
Region:The Republic of Cyprus occupies the southern part of the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean.
Political System:A parliamentary representative democratic country, whereby the prime minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system
Governing corporate legislation:Companies Law, Cap 113, as amended
Type of Law:Civil with many English Common Law influences
Currency:Euro (EUR)
Exchange Control:None
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents:English and Greek
Time Zone:GMT+2
  • Cyprus is well regulated jurisdiction, and respected offshore banking center.
  • Since 2004 Cyprus is a full member in the European Union
  • Now Cyprus has stable economic performance
  • Tax percentage is low –  12,5% on profits gained for individuals and companies
  • Non-Cypriot residents shareholders do not pay tax dividends
  • Double tax with 32 treaties

This publication is provided for information purposes only. This info should not be treated as a substitute for a tax or legal consultation or legislation. You should not act on the basis of the information contained in this publication without having obtained individual advice from the professional expert.

BRIS GROUP does not assume responsibility for any damage resulting from decisions made by the reader on the basis of this publication.

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