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Cyprus non dom residence costs

Armani

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Hi guys, I'm an EU resident and i plan to get the non dom res in CY next year.
What are the costs of the procedure on average?

I think it's better to rent in the island, maybe in Larnaka or Nicosia, i discarded the idea of buying property (prices seems quite high to me). What you think?
I plan to reside there a few months in spring and for the rest of the year i'll live and travel abroad.
 
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Getting a non-domicile exemption costs about 20 EUR total in admin fees. As an EU citizen, you can just pack your bags and go there. Register as a resident (20 EUR fee), get a tax ID (free), and then apply for non-domicile status with the tax authority (free).

To save time and mental health, you'll probably want a Cypriot lawyer/accountant help you out. Budget a few hundred to maybe a thousand EUR total for it.

If you want to set up a company and have someone do the bookkeeping for you, budget a few thousand EUR in year 1 and annual upkeep costs.

Rental prices vary across the island. Larnaca and Paphos are the most affordable cities. Nicosia is a bit pricier and not much fun to live in as a foreigner. If you plan to travel a lot, living close to Larnaca makes sense since it has the main airport. Check Bazaraki.com for properties.
 
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Getting a non-domicile exemption costs about 20 EUR total in admin fees. As an EU citizen, you can just pack your bags and go there. Register as a resident (20 EUR fee), get a tax ID (free), and then apply for non-domicile status with the tax authority (free).

To save time and mental health, you'll probably want a Cypriot lawyer/accountant help you out. Budget a few hundred to maybe a thousand EUR total for it.

If you want to set up a company and have someone do the bookkeeping for you, budget a few thousand EUR in year 1 and annual upkeep costs.

Rental prices vary across the island. Larnaca and Paphos are the most affordable cities. Nicosia is a bit pricier and not much fun to live in as a foreigner. If you plan to travel a lot, living close to Larnaca makes sense since it has the main airport. Check Bazaraki.com for properties.
Thank you, so it is quite simple and not expensive at all.
Do you think there are ways to reduce the costs of renting since i plan to stay only 3-4 months every year? It is possible to rent a room or an apartment with more tentants for example?
 
Do you think there are ways to reduce the costs of renting since i plan to stay only 3-4 months every year? It is possible to rent a room or an apartment with more tentants for example?
It would be wise to have a full-year lease as it properly demonstrates ties to Cyprus. I'm sure you can find a room to rent/sublease. Check Bazaraki.

Not renting a full residence could be viewed as inadequate substance if you're audited/questioned in another jurisdiction.
 
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Just note that I'm usually asked more often to show utility bills in my own name than I am asked to show a lease. The tax department have direct access to verify utility bills. Rent a shithole from Bazaraki for 350-400 per month, and stay in an AirBnB when you're visiting
 
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Just note that I'm usually asked more often to show utility bills in my own name than I am asked to show a lease. The tax department have direct access to verify utility bills. Rent a shithole from Bazaraki for 350-400 per month, and stay in an AirBnB when you're visiting
What's the legal way to get an utility bill under your name when renting such a shithole room?