Guide to Property Taxes in Cyprus

Nonresident individuals are taxed only on income derived from Cyprus. Married couples are assessed and taxed separately.

Income Tax

Taxable income is generally the aggregate of all forms of income, less deductible expenses and personal deductions.

Income Tax Rates 2024

Income Tax
Taxable Income, (€) Tax Rate
Up to 19,500 0%
19,500 - 28,000 20% on band over €19,500
28,000 - 36,300 25% on band over €28,000
36,300 - 60,000 30% on all income over €36,300
Over 60,000 35% on all income over €60,000
Source: Global Property Guide, KPMG

Rental Income Tax

Rental income is subject to income tax, and a standard deduction of 20% of gross rental income is allowed to account for income-generating expenses. Taxable rental income is computed as gross rental income less 20% of gross rental income.

Capital Gains Tax

Capital gains from the sale of immovable property acquired after 1 January 1980 are subject to 20% tax. Taxable capital gain is computed as gross selling price less acquisition costs and improvement costs.

However, individuals can deduct lifetime exemptions from the capital gains, which is given only once per taxpayer during his lifetime. The deductible amount varies depending on the property seller and the property:

  • An individual selling his private residence may deduct a lifetime exemption of €85,430, provided that the owner occupied it for at least 5 years.
  • A farmer disposing or selling agricultural land may deduct a lifetime exemption of €25,629.
  • Any other property disposal may deduct a lifetime exemption of €17,086.

The following disposals of immovable property are not subject to capital gains tax:

  • Transfers of property arising on death
  • Gifts made from parent to child or between husband and wife or between up to third-degree relatives

Corporate Taxation

Income Tax

Corporate income in Cyprus is taxed at 12.5%. Expenses incurred in the production of income are deductible from gross corporate income.

Capital Gains Tax

The capital gains of a company are subject to 20% tax. Taxable gain is computed as gross selling price less acquisition costs and improvement costs. If the capital gains resulted from the disposal of property due to reorganization, the gains are not taxable.

Property Buying Costs and Taxes in Cyprus

Description Cost Range Who Pays
Property Transfer Tax 3.00% - 8.00% Buyer
Agent Fee Buyer - Buyer
Agent Fee Seller 3.00% - 5.00% Seller
Legal Fees 1.00% - 2.00% Seller
Notary Fees 0% Buyer
Roundtrip Cost 10.13%  
Source: Global Property Guide, KPMG

Property Holding Tax

Immovable Property Tax

Immovable property tax has been abolished as from 1 January 2017.

Municipality Tax

Depending on the property size, municipalities charge up to €500 per year for street lighting, sewerage, and similar community services.