IBCF News & Articles

Hong Kong Issues 2020-21 Tax Returns

PostedApril 16, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department began issuing profits tax, property tax, and employer’s returns for the year of assessment 2020-21. This year’s Budget proposed a one-off reduction of 100 percent of profits tax, salaries tax, and tax under personal assessment for 2020-21, subject to…

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Cyprus Extends Deadline For Filing 2019 Corporate Tax Returns

PostedMarch 25, 2021

Cyprus has extended the deadline for the submission of corporate tax returns and the TD1A form required from certain self-employed persons. The extension was included in the Confirmation and Collection of Taxes (Extension of Deadline for Submission of Tax Return) Decree of 2021, which was published in…

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Introducing IBCF Europe Ltd

PostedMarch 18, 2021

International Business Company Formation, Inc, (IBCF) a leading provider of international corporate services, has now opened an office in Paris, France. Intended to facilitate a smooth flow of corporate work between companies in the US, UK, EU and beyond, IBCF Europe Ltd. will offer the same superior customer service clients…

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Hong Kong Announces Tax Relief In 2021-22 Budget

PostedMarch 9, 2021

Hong Kong will grant taxpayers a waiver of up to HKD10,000 (USD1,290) of profits tax, salaries tax, and tax under personal assessment, the territory announced in its 2021-22 Budget. The Budget announces a one-off 100-percent reduction of profits tax, salaries tax, and tax under personal assessment for the year…

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Switzerland Eyeing Tax Regime Improvements

PostedFebruary 9, 2021

A group of experts assessing the Swiss tax regime has drawn up an action plan on improving Switzerland’s international tax competitiveness. The group is comprised of representatives from the Confederation, the cantons, and academia. It was tasked by a member of the Federal Council with drawing up policy options to…

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Corporate Transparency Act, 2020

PostedJanuary 12, 2021

To start 2021, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act, 2021 (NDAA) over the presidential veto. Part of the NDAA incorporates the Corporate Transparency Act of 2020 (CTA). An earlier version of the CTA, H.R. 2513, was passed by the House of Representatives in 2019. The…

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Jersey Launches Individual Tax Season

PostedJanuary 8, 2021

The Jersey Government has announced that islanders can now file their 2020 tax return and has issued advice to Prior Year Basis (PYB) taxpayers that have been moved to the Current Year Basis (CYB) for paying income tax. The deadline for filing paper returns is May 31, 2021, and…

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Malta Amends VAT Registration Thresholds

PostedDecember 25, 2020

Malta has published The Value Added Tax Act (Amendment of Sixth Schedule) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations, 2020, which makes changes to the thresholds for VAT registration as a small undertaking. The Regulations establish a new, single entry threshold of EUR30,000 for Article 11 registration and a single exit threshold…

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Russian Duma Approves Changes To Luxembourg And Cyprus DTAs

PostedDecember 24, 2020

At its December 22 plenum, Russia’s lower house of parliament approved revisions to the country’s double tax agreements with Cyprus and Luxembourg. Both double tax agreement Protocols would increase the rate of withholding tax that may be levied at source by Russia on outbound dividends and interest income to…

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Cyprus Government Fails To Pass Budget

PostedDecember 21, 2020

Lawmakers in Cyprus have rejected the 2021 Budget, for the first time in the country’s history. The Budget provided that a reduced rate of value-added tax of five percent should apply to tourism services in the period July 1, 2020, until December 31, 2020, down from nine percent. Separately,…

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