Payment of 1st provisional tax installment for 2020
We would like to remind you that the payment deadline for the 1st provisional tax installment for the tax year 2020 is the 31st of July 2020.
The timely payment of provisional tax can be made through jccsmart.com, the card payment processing system that facilitates the electronic settlement of taxes through debit/credit cards. Overdue payments cannot be settled via JCC and can only be processed via the Tax Portal of the government.
Tax provisions on temporary taxation
Every Cyprus company with taxable income is required to calculate the estimated profits of the same year and pay the corresponding tax in two equal installments on July 31 and December 31. If the expected taxable profit declared in the temporary tax return is less than 75% of the company’s final tax profit, then an additional tax of 10% is added to the final tax to be paid.
The provisional tax is payable in two equal installments, as follows:
|Provisional tax instalments||Statutory deadline||Effective deadline|
|1st instalment||31 July 2020||31 August 2020|
|2nd instalment||31 December 2020||31 January 2021|
Late payments (made after the effective deadline) are subject to a 5% penalty as well as interest (at 1.75% per annum for 2020). An additional 5% penalty may be imposed if the tax remains unpaid, two months after the statutory deadlines.
Revised provisional tax calculation
Taxpayers can revise their provisional tax calculation (upwards/downwards) until 31 December 2020.
How can we help?
We are at your disposal to assist you with the calculation of the provisional tax and the administration of the provisional tax payments.