Designating a tax representant is not an obligation in Cyprus .
However, in order to obtain an intra-community VAT number in Cyprus , you will need to set up a substantial file for the German tax administration. This procedure, to complete entirely in Greek , can be long and complicated. The same applies to VAT declarations as they follow the Cypriot legislation and must be submitted in Greek.
To simplify and accelerate the registration process, and to ensure that VAT declarations are duly completed and submitted, every company can appoint a tax representative in Cyprus , whether or not they are established in the European Union.
Please, do note that a tax representative is not a permanent establishment. Therefore, tax representation makes for a simple and economical alternative to physical implantation by creating a branch or a subsidiary.
In fact, tax representation allows foreign companies to enter the Cypriot market while avoiding the costs and constraints of physical implantation that involve the creation of a structure in Cyprus, the management of a separate accounting and the taxation of profits earned in Cyprus.
As the tax representative manages all the company’s obligations regarding VAT in Cyprus, the activity can be fully supervised from abroad.