Cyprus

Turnover threshold

35,000 EUR

Standard VAT rate

19%

Measurement period

rolling 12 month period

Cypriot VAT for digital service providers

In case of digital services, telecom services or broadcasting services supplied in a B2B context, the place of supply is the place where the recipient is established. No Cypriot VAT should be charged, and reverse charge applies unless supplier and customer are established in Cyprus. In case of digital services, telecom services or broadcasting services supplied in a B2C context we refer to the section on the Mini One-Stop Shop below for more information.

Mini One-Stop Shop

The optional simplification measure called the “Mini One-Stop Shop” (MOSS) with respect to digital services, telecommunication services and broadcasting services supplied in a B2C context. The supply of these services is generally considered as taking place in the Member State of the customer, not the Member State of the supplier.The MOSS scheme allows all taxable persons supplying digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services to nontaxable persons in EU Member States in which they do not have an establishment, to account for the VAT due on those supplies via a web portal in the Member State in which they are identified. The MOSS allows qualifying taxable persons to avoid registering in each Member State of consumption. The MOSS simplification is available both for taxable persons established in the EU and outside the EU. The MOSS generally mirrored the scheme that was in place for non-EU established suppliers of electronically supplied digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services supplied to final consumers. Persons already registered under the pre-existing scheme for electronically supplied digital services, telecommunication services or broadcasting services, should retain their existing individual VAT identification numbers for the purposes of the MOSS.

VAT rates

The following VAT rates apply in Cyprus:

  • Standard rate: 19%
  • Reduced rates: 5% and 9%
  • Zero rate (0%)

The standard rate of VAT applies to all supplies of goods or services, unless a specific measure allows a reduced rate, the zero rate or exemption .

Late – registration penalties

A penalty is applied to late registration, assessed at EUR 85 for each month that the failure to register continues. Interest is charged at the rate of 3.5% annually on the amount of outstanding VAT.