////Favourable exemptions for highly paid employees in Cyprus who were not resident of Cyprus before employment

Favourable exemptions for highly paid employees in Cyprus who were not resident of Cyprus before employment

Favourable exemptions for highly paid employees in Cyprus who were not resident of Cyprus before employment2018-06-01T11:40:02+00:00

1. 50% of the remuneration from any employment exercised in Cyprus by an individual who was not a resident of Cyprus before the commencement of the employment. Exemption applies for a period of 10 years for employments commencing as from 1 January 2012 provided that the annual remuneration exceeds €100.000. For employments commencing as from 1 January 2015, the exemption does not apply in case the said individual was a Cyprus tax resident for 3 (or more) tax years out of the 5 tax years immediately prior to the tax year of commencement of the employment nor in the preceding tax year.

2. 20% of the remuneration with a maximum of €8.550 annually of the remuneration from any employment exercised in Cyprus by an individual who was not a resident of Cyprus before the commencement of the employment. For employments commencing during or after 2012, the exemption applies for a period of 5 years starting from the tax year following the year of commencement of the employment with the last eligible tax year being 2020. This exemption may not be claimed in addition to the immediately above mentioned 50% exemption for employment income.