The Finance Ministry of Cyprus agreed with the relative Ministry of Russia to postpone coming into effect of new rules for taxes on incomes received from real estate sale, Vedomosti reports on Tuesday.
The newspaper points out that the restrictions would come into effect later, when such changes would be made in Russia’s agreements with other European countries. Initially, Cyprus insisted on that condition and that was the reason for the delay.
The key amendment in the agreement, aimed to avoid double taxation with Cyprus, was made as early as 2010. The loophole was closed and now, when selling company’s shares and stakes, over 50% of assets of which is real property, tax is paid where the office is registered.