On 15 December 2020, an amending law was published in the Gazette with respect to Article 8(21) of the Income Tax Legislation. The purpose of the amendment is to expand the existing framework of attracting employees from abroad
The basis of this Article is that the lower of €8.550 and 20% of the remuneration from any employment exercised in Cyprus by an individual who was resident outside Cyprus the tax year before the year of commencement of employment in Cyprus is exempt from income tax
Under the new framework, the exemption continues to apply for a five year period and is available to qualifying individuals commencing employment between 2012 and 2025. It is clarified that the exemption is provided in the five years that follow the year of commencing employment.