Cyprus has a population of over 1.2 million people, with key sectors including industrial, mining, agriculture, and tourism. The corporate income tax rate is 12.5% with the tax year corresponding to the calendar year.

Labor and Payroll Considerations in Cyprus:

  • Employment contracts do not need to be written, but employees must be given details of employment in writing
  • Minimum wage only applies to certain job types
  • Income tax and social security are withheld from employee pay
  • Cyprus uses a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system
  • If the company is eligible to be considered an International Business Company (IBC), they should register with the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) in order to employ foreign nationals
  • Companies without IBC status need to prove to the labor office the foreign worker has expertise not found in Cyprus

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