VAT in Cyprus
Thread poster: Tim Drayton

Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Jun 15, 2004

I have been out of the translation business for a couple of years and I am now investigating the possibility of freelancing from the Republic of Cyprus. Does anybody know if self-employed translators in Cyprus must apply VAT to their charges, or can very small businesses elect to be VAT-exempt?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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Some links Jun 16, 2004

Hello Tim,

Welcome back to translation business!

Have a look at these links:

Ministry of Finance

Directory on official site for Republic of Cyprus

These links provide information in Greek and English. There are plenty of links, however often in Greek only.

A simple search on Google should result in many hits:

cyprus taxation
cyprus taxes
cyprus "tax regulations"

Good luck!

Best regards,

Erik Hansson
Technical translator DE-SV
Hansson Übersetzungen GmbH
Am Birkenwäldchen 38
D-01900 Bretnig-Hauswalde, Germany
Phone +49 - 3 59 52 - 321 07
Fax +49 - 3 59 52 - 322 02
ProZ profile

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Emmanouil Tyrakis
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welcome to Cyprus Jun 16, 2004

Dear Tim, welcome to Cyprus.

According to the New legislation of the Republic of Cyprus (VAT Law 95(I)2000)which came into effect on 1 February 2002, you will be subject to VAT registration only if your annual income exceeds CYP9,000.

Hope this will help you.

Best Regards
Emmanouil TYRAKIS

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jun 17, 2004

Thanks to everyone who replied.
Tim Drayton

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