Tax Diary


End of each month

Tax deducted (PAYE) from employees’
salaries for the previous month


Payment of tax withheld on payments
made to non-Cyprus tax residents during the previous month


Payment of SDC withheld on dividends, interest or rent* paid in the previous month to Cyprus tax residents

*Where the tenant is a Cyprus company, partnership, the Government or a local authority there is an obligation to withhold SDC on the amount of the rent paid


31 January

Submission of the deemed dividend distribution declaration for the year 2018


DAC6 Reporting deadline for Reportable Cross Border Arrangements (RCBAs) undertaken between 1/7/2020 and 31/12/2020

28 February

DAC6 Reporting deadline for historic
RCBAs (first step implemented between
25/6/2018 and 30/6/2020)

31 March

Electronic submission of 2019 income tax
return for individuals and companies preparing audited accounts


30 April

Payment of the 1st instalment of the premium tax of life insurance companies for 2021


31 May

Electronic submission of the 2020 employer’s return


30 June

Payment of Special Contribution for Defence on rents, dividends or interest from sources outside the Republic for the first 6 months of 2021


31 July

Electronic submission of personal tax return for 2020 by individuals and payment of the income tax liability


Submission of the 2021 provisional tax return and payment of the first instalment of provisional tax

TD5, TD6

1 August

Payment of prior year’s income tax through self-assessment for individuals & companies preparing audited accounts


31 August

Payment of 2nd instalment of the premium tax of life insurance companies for 2021


31 December

Submission of 2021 revised provisional tax return, if applicable, and payment of the second installment of provisional tax


Payment of Contribution to the Defence Fund on rental income earned during the last 6 months of 2021


Payment of 3rd and last instalment of the premium tax of life insurance companies for 2021


10th day of the
2nd month after the end of the VAT period

Submission of VAT return and payment of the VAT due


By the 15th of the next month

Submission of VIES


By the 10th of the next month

Submission of Intrastat



*Tax payments made within the relevant deadline can be made via the JCC Smart website or the Tax Portal. Tax payments made after the relevant deadline can be made only via the Tax Portal

Electronic submission of tax returns

Every person (individual or company) who has an obligation to submit a tax return in accordance with the provisions of the Assessment and Collection of Taxes law must do so electronically.

All individuals who have gross income that falls under Article 5 of the Income Tax Law are obliged to submit a tax return. The Council of Ministers has the power to issue decrees which shall specify the categories of taxpayers with a total annual gross income below the taxable threshold of €19,500 that will be exempted from this obligation and may provide extensions to the submission deadline.

Submission of revised tax returns

From tax year 2016 onwards, a revised tax return can be submitted within 3 years from the submission deadline of the relevant tax return.

For tax years up to 2015, a revised tax return must be submitted by 20 February 2021.

The submission of a revised income tax return is made only through the submission of Form T.D.001AN2020.

Administrative penalties

An administrative penalty of €100 or €200 (depending on the specific case), is imposed for the late submission of a tax return or late submission of supporting documentation requested by the Commissioner.  In the case of late payment of the tax due, an additional penalty at the rate of 5% is imposed on the unpaid tax.

Public interest rate

The interest rate applicable on late payment of taxes is set through a Decree and it is imposed on a completed month basis. The rate for 2021 is 1,75%.

The applicable interest rates for the previous years are as follows:

Up to 31/12/2006


01/01/2007 – 31/12/2009


01/01/2010 – 31/12/2010


01/01/2011 – 31/12/2012


01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013


01/01/2014 – 31/12/2014


01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015


01/01/2016 – 31/12/2016


01/01/2017 – 31/12/2017


01/01/2018 – 31/12/2018


01/01/2019 – 31/12/2019


01/01/2020 - 31/12/2020