Transfer Pricing, Increased Transparency and Substance Requirements for Businesses and Other Tax Developments

Date

31 October -1 November 2017 

Place

Cleopatra Hotel Nicosia
St. Raphael Hotel Limassol

 

Subjects Covered

  • Current situation on transfer pricing rules in Cyprus
  • Transfer pricing requirements for granting back to back loans – practical issues and solutions
  • New rules on tax residency of individuals
  • Cypriot licensing companies under the IP Box regime
  • Double tax treaties update
  • Substance and tax residency for companies
  • Recent tax developments and court decisions In Russia which affect Cyprus based international businesses
  • Common Reporting Standard (CRS) – the next year’s reporting
  • County - by - Country reporting
  • MLI - Treaty shopping and treaty abuse
 

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How are Cyprus based International Companies being affected by Changes in the Tax Environment

Date

9-11 May 2017 

Place

Cleopatra Hotel Nicosia
St. Raphael Hotel Limassol

 

Subjects Covered

  • Recent tax developments and court decisions In Russia and how they affect Cyprus based international businesses
  • Automatic exchange of information and common reporting standard – first reporting is coming up
  • Implementation of BEPS actions – current status
  • Treaty shopping and treaty abuse are under attack
  • The future of Cypriot financing structures in the light of beneficial ownership issues and the new requirements in Cyprus for a transfer pricing study for granting loans
  • Cyprus licensing companies and the new rules for the IP Box regime
  • Challenges to the holding company regime and how to defend your structure
  • Substance and tax residency for companies and individuals
 

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The Cyprus and International Tax Scene is Changing

Date

5-7 October 2016 

Place

Cleopatra Hotel Nicosia
St. Raphael Hotel Limassol

 

Subjects Covered

  • The EU anti – tax avoidance directive
  • Automatic exchange of information and common reporting standard – current status
  • Developments in implementing BEPS actions
  • Developments on disclosure of beneficial owners
  • Recent tax developments in Russia
  • Cyprus response so far in implementing BEPS and the anti-tax avoidance directly
  • The new rules for the IP Box regime
  • Use of notional interest deduction, nonm-dom exemption and other incentives by Cyprus-based companies
  • Double tax treaties updates
 

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Challenges to the Way Cyprus is Being Used in International Tax Planning

Date

5-6 April 2016 

Place

Cleopatra Hotel Nicosia
St. Raphael Hotel Limassol

 

Subjects Covered

  • Automatic exchange of information and Common Reporting Standard – who and what is reportable
  • Implementation of BEPS actions in Cyprus and how businesses should react
  • Tax anti – avoidance issues and how Cypriot tax resident companies are affected
  • Substance becomes an important element in international tax planning – practical examples of substance required
  • Russian Tax Update – Beneficial ownership and tax residency issues, thin capitalization rules and CFC legislation
  • How can the recent changes in the Cypriot tax legislation help taxpayers to deal with the issues and challenges ahead?
  • Are more changes in legislation necessary?
 

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Development in International and Local Tax Matters

Date

29-30 September 2015 

Place

Cleopatra Hotel Nicosia
St. Raphael Hotel Limassol

 

Subjects Covered

  • Recent Changes in the Tax Legislation of Cyprus
  • Opportunities offered and practical implementation of these changes
  • Double Tax Treaty Developments
  • Transparency and Exchange of Information upon request and automatic- what lies ahead
  • Beneficial Ownership of Income Issues in Russia and elsewhere- Recent tax cases in Russia and practical solutions available to Cypriot based companies
  • Substance and tax residency- how can Cypriot companies deal with this issue
  • BEPS current position and actions to be taken by Cypriot based companies
 

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International and Local Development in Taxation

Date

25-26 February 2015 

Place

Hilton Park Hotel Nicosia
St. Raphael Hotel Limassol

 

Subjects Covered

  • Fiscal Transparency on Ownership
  • Exchange of Information under a Double Tax Treaty or a Mutilateral Convention
  • Substance Rerquirements and Changes Introduced and Expected
  • Beneficial Ownership Issues on Interest and Royalties Received
  • BEPS and Common Consilidated Tax Base
  • CFC Rules Resulting from Russian De-offshorisation Laws
  • Double Tax Treaty Developments
  • Actual and Expected Changes in the Cypiot Tax Laws
 

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