VAT in Cyprus
Thread poster: Tim Drayton

Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Turkish to English
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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.


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
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Emmanouil Tyrakis
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French to Greek
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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


Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:39
Turkish to English
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Thanks Jun 17, 2004

Thanks to everyone who replied.
Tim Drayton


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