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RUSSIA DEOFFSHORISATION 31 March 2015 Update Notification requirements for foreign structures – New date 15 June 2015 A bill has been submitted to the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, moving the deadline for submitting notifications on participation in foreign companies from 1 April to 15 June 2015. Our expectations are that this bill willRead More
CYPRUS FINANCING TAX STRUCTURES BACK TO BACK LOANS One Tier Financing Company Provisions of the Law Article 33 of the Income Tax Law 2002 (the “Law”) gives the Inland Revenue Department the power to adjust transactions between connected companies, entities and individuals on an arm’s-length basis and to tax the resulting deemed profits, gains orRead More
THE CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TRUST On 8 March 2012 the House of Representatives in Cyprus enacted the International Trusts (Amending) Law of 2012 effecting various structural amendments to the International Trusts Law of 1992. A new era began for Trusts in Cyprus giving a favourable trust regime by ensuring that international investors, settlors and beneficiaries enjoyRead More
ANNUAL MOSCOW LEGAL FORUM The Third Annual Moscow Legal Forum, is the largest legal forum in Russia, attended by over 1000 participants, including the “Magic Circle” law firms, and “Big Four” advisory firms. John Joannides, Head of Legal & Business Development of LSTS Cyprus was invited to speak at the forum, on the Russian DeoffshorisationRead More
NEGOTIATIONS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED – CYPRUS REMOVAL FROM BLACKLIST BACKGROUND On 1 November 2013, Cyprus was notified by the Indian Ministry of Finance as a notified jurisdictional area, which meant that transactions carried out by Indian taxpayers with entities based in Cyprus would come under increased scrutiny from the Indian tax authorities and a withholding tax would beRead More
Intellectual Property Rights – Cyprus Tax Structures OPPORTUNITY WINDOW CLOSES 31 December 2015 FOREWORD In July 2012 the Cyprus Income Tax Law, Law 118 of 2002 was amended to provide, amongst others, very beneficial tax incentives and exceptions relating to income deriving from the intellectual property rights (“IP”). The provisions of the revised tax legislationRead More
SOLUTIONS TO POLISH CFC RULES Our analysis of the Polish CFC Rules in the new Polish Act which came into force 1 January 2015 appears below and is separated into two sections: I. CFC legislation in Poland and how this affects Cyprus. II. Suggested solution to the CFC provisions. *imageRead More