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Double tax treaty expansion to Iceland


Cyprus and Iceland have signed a double tax treaty (DTT) to widen their tax networks. Taxand Cyprus provides an overview of the agreement.

A new treaty between Cyprus and Iceland was signed on 13 November 2014 at the Embassy of Cyprus in Stockholm. The DTT follows the OECD Model Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation on Income and on Capital. 

According to the DTT a 5% withholding tax shall apply on dividend payments if the receiving company being the beneficial owner of said income, owns at least 10% of the capital in the dividend paying company. A 10% withholding tax shall apply in a different case. Further, no withholding tax shall be suffered on interest payments and a 5% withholding tax on royalty payments on the basis that the receiving company is the beneficial owner of the income.

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The agreement under reference is expected to help promote Cyprus as a business centre and boost the investment opportunities between the two countries and as well reinforce their business trade transactions.

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