Personal Tax

An individual who spends more than 183 days in Cyprus in a calendar year is considered a Cyprus tax resident. Days in and out of the Cyprus Republic are calculated as follows:

  • The day of departing out of Cyprus is considered a day out of the republic
  • The day of arrival in Cyprus in considered a day within the republic
  • Arriving and departing out of the Cyprus in the same day counts as one day of residence in Cyprus
  • Departing and returning in Cyprus the same day counts as a day out of the republic
  • Foreign taxes paid can be credited against the personal income tax liability

A Cyprus tax resident is taxed on all the collected income from sources within or out of Cyprus. A non-Cyprus resident is taxed on certain income collected from sources in Cyprus.

Income tax rates applied to individuals.

Yearly income Tax rate Accumulated Tax
0 - 19.500 Zero Zero
19.501 - 28.000 20 1.700
28.001 - 36.300 25 3.775
36.301 - 60.000 30 10.885
More than 60.000 35

Exemptions of income tax for individuals

Type of Income Exemption
Dividends Whole amount
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 provided that the annual remuneration exceeds €100.000. 50% of the remuneration

Remuneration from any employment exercised in Cyprus by an individual who was not a resident of Cyprus before the commencement of the employment, for 3 years since the 1st of January of the year following the year the employment started. For employments commencing after the 1st of January 2012 or later the exemption applies for a period of 5 years starting from the tax year following thew 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 20% of the remuneration with a maximum amount  €8.550 annually
Remuneration from salaried services outside Cyprus for more than 90 days to a non-Cyprus resident employer or to a foreign permanent establishment of a Cyprus resident employer Whole amount
Profits from the sale of securities Whole amount
Lump sum received by way of retiring gratuity, commutation of pension or compensation for death or injuries. Whole amount
Capital sums accruing to individuals from any payments to approved funds (e.g provident funds) Whole amount
Profits of a foreign permanent establishments under certain conditions Whole amount

TAX Deductions on the income of individuals

Type of income Deducted form income
Donations to approved charities Whole amount
Since the 1st of January 2017 any amount invested each tax year in approved innovative small and medium size enterprises,either directly or indirectly Up to the 50% of taxable income as calculated prior to this deduction (maximum of €150.000 deductions per year) The amount of discount that was not used can be transferred and claimed in the next 5 years. 
Contributions to trade unions or professional bodies Whole amount
Income from property rental 20% of rental income
Social insurance contributions, medical funds (maximum 1.5% of remuneration), pension and Provident fund contributions (maximum of 10% of remuneration) and life insurance (maximum 7% of the insured amount) Up to 1/6 of the chargeable income
Loss of current year and previous years (for individuals required to prepared audited financial statements, current year losses and losses of the previous five years only may be deducted) Whole amount

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