2020 Tax Calendar

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

31 January 2020

· Declaration and submission of deemed dividend distribution for the tax year 2017


31 March 2020

· Electronic submission of the annual tax return (IR4) of Companies for the period/year ended 31 December 2018

· Electronic submission of the annual tax return (IR1) of self-employed persons preparing audited financial statements (i.e. with turnover exceeding €70.000) for the period/year ended 31 December 2018 (extended to 30 June 2020)


30 April 2020

· Payment of 1st installment for 2020 premium tax of life insurance companies


30 June 2020

· Payment of special defense contribution (SDC) for first six months of 2020 on rents (if not withheld at source by tenant) and on dividends or interest from sources outside Cyprus

· Payment of 2019 personal tax under the self tax assessment period for physical persons who do not prepare audited financial statements (i.e. who earn less than €70.000 per annum)

· Electronic submission of the annual tax return (IR1) of self-employed persons preparing audited financial statements (i.e. with turnover exceeding €70.000) for the period/year ended 31 December 2018 (extended date for 2020 only)


31 July 2020

· Electronic submission of 2019 employer’s return (IR7)

· Submission of provisional income tax return for 2020 and payment of first installment (50% of the total amount)

· Electronic submission of 2019 personal income tax return and payment of income tax by employees and pensioners (extended to 30 October 2020)


1 August 2020

· Payment of 2019 final corporate tax under self-tax assessment method for Companies and self-employed individuals preparing audited financial statements


31 August 2020

· Payment of second installment of 2020 premium tax for life insurance companies


30 September 2019

· Electronic submission of 2019 income tax return of self-employed individuals not preparing audited financial statements


30 October 2020

· Electronic submission of 2019 personal income tax return and payment of income tax by employees and pensioners (extended date for 2020 only)


31 December 2020

· Submission of revised provisional tax return (if required) and payment of second and final installment of 2020 provisional tax

· Payment of special defense contribution (SDC) for last six months of 2020 on rents (if not withheld at source by tenant) and on dividends or interest from sources outside Cyprus

· Payment of third and last installment of 2020 premium tax for life insurance companies


End of each month

· PAYE tax withheld on employees salary in the preceding month

· Contributions withheld on employees salary in the preceding month

· Payment of SDC withheld on payments of dividends, interests, and rents made in the preceding month (where applicable)


Penalties and interest

· An administrative penalty of €100 or €200 (depending on specific case) is imposed for late submission of tax returns.

· 5% penalty is imposed on late payment of taxes due

· 5% additionaly tax/penalty is imposed if (a) tax return was filed on time but tax as per return was not paid on time, (b) neither tax return was filed on time nor the tax as per the return was paid on time, or (c) in case the tax is assessed by the Director and the tax due is not paid within the time shown on the return (usually the end of the following month).

· The interest rate imposed on payable or refundable taxes for 2020 is set at 1.75% (2019:2%, 2017-2018: 3.5%, 2015-2016: 4%, 2014: 4.5%, 2013: 4.75%, 2011-2012: 5%, 2010: 5.35%, 2007-2009: 8%, up to 2006: 9%)





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