On 29th October 2021, the Cyprus Tax Department released a new publication in the Official Gazette, Decree No. KDP 438/2021, which implements the EU directives on reportable cross-border arrangements (DAC6). The guidance in relation to reporting in Cyprus has also been updated.
What is included in the updated guidance?
The guidance introduces details about the definition of what is included on cross border transactions and who are considered to be intermediaries. There is also new information about when the Cyprus Tax Department considers a transaction to be sufficiently finalised for reporting purposes.
The guidance also goes into detail about what due diligence intermediaries are required to carry out before reporting. The guidance emphasise that this should be determined objectively with reference to:
- Relevant facts and circumstances
- Available information
- Relevant expertise and understanding (given the type of service being provided)
The guidance further emphasises that the information being reported should be in the knowledge, possession or control of the reporting entity. There is no obligation to include in a DAC6 report information that an entity does not know, possess or control.
The new guidance also goes through each of the Hallmark categories, indicating which types of transactions would require reporting.
What are the reporting deadlines in Cyprus?
Reports for the historic period between 25 June 2018 and 30 October 2021 must be submitted to the Cyprus Tax Department by 30 November 2021.
From 31 October 2021, the deadline for submission of reports relating to new matters, is within 30 days from a triggering event.
How are reports submitted in Cyprus?
DAC6 reports in Cyprus are via XML upload through the ARIANDI Portal – the Cyprus Government’s Gateway Portal.
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