Cyprus: Personal Taxation
Residence and Liability for Taxation
Residence is defined as presence in the country for more than 183 days in a calendar year (which is the tax year), and then applies to the whole year. Resident individuals are subject to tax on their world-wide income; non-residents are taxed only on certain types of income arising in Cyprus.
After the EU finally agreed its Tax Directive in June, 2003, Cyprus announced that it would implement the 'information sharing' provision of the Directive on entry to the Union in 2004. This means that information about savings returns received in Cyprus by nationals of other EU countries is now being passed to the tax authorities in the individuals' home countries.