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Registration requirements and timing

For B2B; Is a non-resident vendor, without permanent establishment, selling cross-border electronically supplied services to a B2B customer located in your jurisdiction required to register for and charge VAT/GST?

No, reverse charge applies

 

Is a non-resident vendor, without permanent establishment, selling cross-border electronically supplied services to a B2C customer located in your jurisdiction required to register for and charge VAT/GST? 

It is optional, one can apply the MOSS scheme

 

If there is not a requirement to register B2B , is there either

  • a scheduled introduction of such a requirement,
  • a draft legislative proposal to introduce such a requirement, 
  • a general proposal or review by the authorities of whether to introduce such a requirement. If yes, please specify

None of the listed

 

If there is not a requirement to register B2C , is there either

  • a scheduled introduction of such a requirement,
  • a draft legislative proposal to introduce such a requirement, 
  • a general proposal or review by the authorities of whether to introduce such a requirement. If yes, please specify

It is optional, one can apply the MOSS scheme

 

Non- EU Suppliers: If your country requires non-resident sellers of e-services to register for VAT/GST, when did/will those rules come into effect?

01/01/2015

 

EU Suppliers; If your country requires non-resident sellers of e-services to register for VAT/GST, when did/will those rules come into effect?


01/01/2015

 

Where the services are supplied through an interface or a portal such as a marketplace for applications (e.g. Google Play or the App Store), is the originator of the content or the interface/portal responsible for registering for and remitting the VAT/GST on those services?

The originator of the services shall be responsible for registering for and remitting the arising VAT on those services if the final consumer purchases the electronic services from the originator, the contract for the supply of the services is made directly between the originator and the final consumer and the charge is merely collected by the Google Play or the App Store but the services are provided to the final consumer directly by the originator of the content through the network of a mobile operator.

 

 

Thresholds, specific registration and other compliance requirements

What is the applicable registration threshold, in local currency, for electronically supplied services by a non-resident vendor (if any)?

0

 

If there is a registration threshold, what is the periodical limit (e.g. annual, quarterly, monthly etc.)?

There is no threshold

 

If registration is required, is it a simplified registration (collection of output tax only), or a standard registration (collection, input tax credits, etc.)?

Non-resident vendors have the option to register either in each EU Member State where B2C sales are made, in which case the registration would be standard, or register under the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) an EU wide simplified registration (collection only)

 

Is a non-resident vendor, registered for VAT/GST purposes because of cross border sales of services, required to issue a VAT/GST compliant invoice? (complying with the VAT/GST invoicing requirements in the country of consumption, rather than supplier’s country)

Yes

 

Where an EU supplier is already registered for VAT purposes in your jurisdiction, but has no establishment (e.g., distance sales), should electronic supplied services provided to a customer in your jurisdiction be reported in your domestic VAT return or the MOSS return where the supplier is established

It should be reported in the MOSS return.

 

Scope of what is taxed

Does the requirement to register apply only to B2C transactions, or to both B2C and B2B transactions?

B2C

 

Do the requirements apply to all services provided electronically? Yes
Do the requirements apply to digital streaming of content (audio, image, video)?

Yes

 

Do the requirements apply to digitally supplied software and apps,

Yes

 

Do the requirements apply to cloud storage?

Yes

 

Do the requirements apply to internet based voice communication services e.g. VoIP?

Yes

 

Do the requirements apply to telecom services?

Yes

 

Do the requirements apply to digital streaming of content?

Yes

 

Do the requirements apply to broadcasting services?

Yes

 

Do the requirements apply to any services NOT mentioned in the previous sections? If so which ones?

Yes, see below


Additional Comments

The Cyprus VAT Act (95 (I)/2000 is fully compliant with the relevant provisions of the EU VAT Directive as well as the Council Implementing Regulations with respect to the nature of electronically supplied, broadcasting and telecommunication services falling under MOSS. Any exclusions to these services provided for in the EU VAT Directive and the Council Implementing Regulations have also been adopted by the Cyprus VAT Act.

 

For further information please contact

Irene Lagou
Senior Manager
T +35722209000
E irene.lagou@kpmg.com.cy
 

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