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Registration to the Tax Department – Income Tax and Value Added Tax


Obligation to register with the Tax Department for Income Tax purposes has:

  • A physical person when his/her gross annual income exceeds €19,500
  • Legal entity (company) established in the Republic of Cyprus.

Obligation to register with the Tax Department for Value Added Tax (VAT) purposes has:
  • A physical or legal person established in the Republic of Cyprus whose taxable-transactions value of the goods and services that were carried out over the 12 preceding months period, or which will be carried out within the next 30 days has exceeded or will exceed €15,600
  • Person (physical or legal) who makes acquisitions (from other Member States) in the Republic of Cyprus if:
    • at the end of any one month, the total value of its acquisitions over the period of one year, starting from the 1st of January, exceeds the threshold of €10,251.61
    • whenever there are reasonable grounds to believe that the value of this person's acquisitions over the next 30 days will exceed the threshold of €10,251.61.
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Registration with the Tax Department is achieved by:
  1. filling in the form T.D. 2001 "Application for Obtaining Tax Number";
  2. filling in (additionally) the form T.D. 1101 "Additional Application for VAT Registration" ONLY for those who wish to activate their registration for VAT purposes

T.D. 1101 form is submitted at the same time with form T.D. 2001.

The above-mentioned forms must be submitted either by hand to the local District Offices of the Tax Department, or by hand or mail to the PSC Cyprus/One-Stop Shop.

The form T.D. 2003 "Amendment of Taxpayer’s Data" is only completed when an already registered taxpayer (registered with the registry of the Tax Department) wishes to modify his/her/its personal data, and it is submitted by hand to the local District offices of the Tax Department.

All forms/applications are available on the Tax Department’s website (link in the "Related Links") under the thematic section "Forms" → "Tax Registration/Data Amendment" (link in the "Related Documents).

All applications must be originally signed and be accompanied by:
  1. a copy of an official receipt/document, proving that the person carries out taxable activities/transactions in the Republic of Cyprus (e.g. copy of a contract, copy of an invoice related to his/her/its activities/transactions or other document), when a registration for VAT purposes applies.
  2. specific evidence as listed below for each individual case (the cases described below are the most common and do not constitute a comprehensive list):

  • Physical person
    • copy of identity card
  • European citizen
    • copy of " Certificate of Registration” from the Civil Registry and Immigration Department
  • Non-European citizen
    • copy of “Residence Card” from the Civil Registry and Migration Department
  • Legal entities – (companies)
    • copy of the “Certificate of Incorporation” ;
    • copy of the “ Certificate of Registered Office”;
    • copy of the “Certificate of Directors and Secretary;
    • copy of the “Shareholder's Certificate (where applicable).
  • Partnership
    • copy of “Partnership Registration Certificate”;
    • form Φ.Π.Α. 102 (available only in the Greek language).
  • Provident Funds/Unions and Foundations
    • certificate of registration;
    • minutes of a recent general meeting signed by the Acting Board of Directors.
  • Business Name
    • copy of “Business Name Registration Certificate”.
  • International Business Entities (companies registered in the Republic of Cyprus whose main business activities are conducted abroad)
    • questionnaire for the registration (for VAT purposes) of international business entities (where applicable).
  • Physical and legal persons who are NOT registered with the registries of Cypriot Authorities
    • necessary identification evidence (must be provided in the Greek language) from the competent authorities abroad (e.g. tax identification number/Identification Card/social insurance registration number. A physical person's passport is not regarded as identification evidence and should not be attached);
    • signed letter from the person or the authorized representative of the company explaining the reasons for applying for registration with the Tax Department.
The Tax Identification number (T.I.C.) is issued within 1-3 working days.

The VAT Registration Certificate is issued and sent by post within 8-12 days.


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Any delay in the submission of declarations and/or the payment of taxes, for all the cases described below, shall be charged with interest, fines and charges as provided by the current, in force legislation.
  • Legal entities (companies) have the obligation to:
    • issue invoices and receipts and keep accounts and records;
    • prepare audited financial statements through an approved auditor;
    • submit electronically via the TAXISnet system Form T.D. 4 (declaration) “Company Income Tax Returns”, 15 months after the end of the tax year (e.g. the income tax return for the year 2016 may be submitted by 31/03/2018, or up to the date set by the Commissioner;
    • submit “Temporary Tax Assessment” where during the current tax year, it is estimated what the expected taxable profit of the company is going to be . The resulting tax (on the estimated profit ) must be paid in two equal instalments on 31/07 and 31/12 of the current tax year. Payment can be done electronically through the JCCsmart service;
    • submit self-assessment by filling in the Form I.R.158A “Self Assessment of Companies and Other Bodies” and pay the resulting tax in accordance with their own computations by August 1st of the year following the tax year concerned. Payment can be done electronically via the JCCsmart service.
  • Self-Employed individuals whose annual turnover does NOT EXCEED €70000 have the obligation to:
    • submit electronically via the TAXISnetsystem the Form T. D. 1 “Declaration of Income Self Employed” until the 30/09 of the following year or up to the date set by the Commissioner;
    • submit “Temporary Tax Assessment” where during the current tax year, it is estimated what the expected taxable profit of the company is going to be . The resulting tax (on the estimated profit) must be paid in two equal instalments on 31/07 and 31/12 of the current tax year. Payment can be done electronically through the JCCsmart service
    • submit self –assessment by filling in the Form I.R. 158A SE “Self Assessment for Individuals”, and pay the resulting tax until 30/06 of the year following the tax year concerned or up to the date set by the Commissioner;
    • Payment can be done electronically via the JCCsmart service.

  • Self-Employed individuals whose annual turnover exceeds €70000 have the obligation to:
    • issue invoices and receipts and keep accounts and records;
    • prepare audited financial statements through an approved auditor;
    • submit electronically via the TAXISnet system Form T.D. 1 “Declaration of income Self Employed” , 15 months after the end of the tax year. (e.g. the income statement for the year 2016 may be submitted by 31/03/2018, or up to the date set by the Commissioner;
    • submit “Temporary Tax Assessment” where during the current tax year, it is estimated what the expected taxable profit of the individual is going to be. The resulting tax (on the estimated profit) must be paid in two equal instalments on 31/07 and 31/12 of the current tax year. Payment can be done electronically through the JCCsmart service ;
    • submit self – assessment by filling in the Form I.R.158A SE “Self Assessment for Individuals” and pay the resulting tax in accordance to their own computation by the 1st of August of the year following the tax year concerned. Payment can be done electronically via the JCCsmart service.
  • Individuals/Employees have the obligation to:
    • submit electronically via the TAXISnet system Form TD 1Α “Declaration of Income - Employee” , until the 31/07 of the following year or up to the date set by the Commissioner;
    • complete the "Tax Computation for Individuals" section on the “Declaration of Income”. The tax likely to occur must be paid up to 30/06 of the year following the tax year concerned or up to the date set by the Commissioner. Payment can be done electronically through the JCCsmart service.
  • Employers have the obligation to:
    • submit electronically via the TAXISnet system an “Employer's Declaration” form until the 30th of April of the following tax year or up to the date set by the Commissioner;
    • submit a Monthly Status of Employer Deductions for the income tax and contributions withheld from employees ,and pay the tax withheld by the end of the following month, which follows the month for which the retention was made. Payment can be done electronically through the JCCsmart service
  • Persons Registered for VAT purposes have the obligation to:
    • submit electronically via the TAXISnet system the Form T.D. 1004 “VAT Declaration” and pay the tax due by the 10th day of the second month following the end of their tax declaration.


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Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileT.D. 2001 - Application for Obtaining a Tax Number.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileT.D. 1101 - Additional Application for VAT Registration (GR).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileT.D. 2003 - Amendment of Taxpayer's Data.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileVAT 102 (GR).pdf



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