Inheritance tax and inheritance law in Cyprus
Taxation Researcher | July 18, 2019
Estate duty has been abolished since 2000.
Transfer fees are imposed on the transfer of real estate in Cyprus. The transfer tax is levied at progressive rates. The transfer tax is based on the purchase price or market value of the property, as determined by the Land Registry department. If the property is in joint names, the property value is halved, leading to lower transfer fees.
|PROPERTY VALUE, €||TAX RATE|
|Up to €85,000||3%|
|€85,000 - €170,000||5%|
In case of free transfers of property, the transfer tax is levied on the value at the written deed at varying rates, depending on the relationship between the donor and the beneficiary.
|Between parents to children||0%|
|Between relatives up to third degree||0.10%|