Cyprus is an attractive location for the establishment of an IP holding and development company, offering an efficient tax rate as well as the legal protection afforded by EU Member States and by the signatories of all major IP treaties and protocols.
Cyprus IP regime is fully compliant with international developments in the tax treatment of IP income and OECD's guidance. The IP regime has been reviewed by the EU Code of Conduct and has been assessed as fully compatible with EU standards.
Benefits of the Cyprus IP regime
80% of the profits qualifying for the regime are exempt from tax. With a corporate tax rate of 12.5%, this can result in an effective tax rate of as low as 2.5%.
Relevant details of the regime
Under the Cyprus IP regime, 80% of the qualifying profits generated from the qualifying assets is deemed to be a tax deductible expense for qualifying taxpayers. In calculating the qualifying profits, the new regime adopts the 'Nexus' approach.
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