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Expertly Navigating Transfer Pricing: From Proactive Audits to Advocacy with Tax Authorities, We Ensure Compliance & Clarity in Every Transaction.

Diagnosis on Transfer Pricing risks

Our team can review your company's procedures and transactions to identify areas with embedded transfer pricing risk. Being proactive will save time and money further down the road.

Design of Transfer Pricing policy

Our team can prepare the transfer pricing policy of your group which will provide guidelines on how  prices will be set for transactions between related parties.

Transfer Pricing Documentation

Our team can assist in preparing a properly documented transfer pricing study enabling your company to meet its transfer pricing documentation obligations.

Advance Pricing Arrangements (APA's)

Our team can assist in the preparation and filing of an APA for your company or group and assist in the discussions with the Tax Authorities that may follow. 

Dispute Resolution

Our team of experts can represent your company before the  Tax Authorities aiming to resolve any disputes on transfer pricing. 


  • What is the most commonly used transfer pricing method in Cyprus?
    Transfer Pricing Methods The Cyprus tax authorities suggest that the methods used by taxpayers are in line with the methods specified in the OECD TP Guidelines, which are the following: • comparable uncontrolled price method (CUP); • resale price method (RPM); • cost-plus method (CPM); • transactional net margin method (TNMM); and • profit split method (PSM).
  • How are unspecified methods chosen and applied in transfer pricing in Cyprus?
    It used to be common practice in Cyprus to use the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) for fully functional financing companies. However, further to the publication of Circular 7/2023 published on 7 July 2023 by the Cyprus tax authorities, the most appropriate method to determine the arm’s length pricing for financing transactions, including those of a back-to-back nature, is the CUP method. The application of CAPM model will only be permitted in exceptional cases, upon a preapproval in the form of a ruling obtained by the Cyprus tax authorities. The Circular is effective as from the tax year 2023.
  • How do cost-sharing arrangements work in transfer pricing for Cyprus-based companies?
    There are no special rules that apply to cost sharing/cost contribution arrangements.
  • How can companies in Cyprus obtain an Advance Pricing Agreement (APAs) for transfer pricing?
    Cyprus has incorporated into its new TP regulations the opportunity for advance pricing agreements (APAs) to determine, in advance of controlled transactions, an appropriate set of criteria for the selection of pricing over a fixed period of time. These criteria include: • the method that is used or will be used; • the comparable data and the relevant adjustments that might be needed; • critical assumptions as to the functional profile and the market conditions; and • any other matter that may relate to the pricing of the transactions with related parties.
  • What are the transfer pricing safe harbour rules under Cyprus's Advance Pricing Agreements?
    As per Circular 6/2023, published by the Cyprus Tax Authorities on 6 July 2023, entities entering into cross border transactions can use the safe harbor rules, which are only applicable for entities not exceeding (or should not exceeding) the total aggregate amount of EUR 5.000.000 of related party transactions in category of financing and the aggregate amount of EUR 1.000.000 of related party transactions in the rest categories. The safe harbor rules apply on the below types of transaction: a) Provision of financing in the form of loans or cash advances to related parties, which are funded out of financial means (such as bonds, loans from related parties, interest free loans from the shareholders, cash advances and bank loans). The applicable safe harbor will be 2.5% after the deduction of allowable expenses. The minimum return of 2.5% will be applicable on the average balance of loan receivable for the relevant tax year, including the interest accrued but not paid. b) Provision of financing in the form of loans or cash advances to related parties, which are funded out of own capital. The applicable safe harbor will be the 10-year government bond of the borrower’s country plus a 3.5%. c) Receiving of financing in the form of loans or bonds or cash advances from related parties. The applicable safe harbor shall not exceed the 10-year government bond of Cyprus plus a 1.5%. d) Conducting of low value-adding services. The applicable safe harbor should be minimum 5% mark-up on the relevant costs.
  • How do judicial precedents influence Advance Pricing Agreements in Cyprus's transfer pricing landscape?
    Cyprus transfer pricing legislation was introduced in 2022; therefore, judicial precedent on transfer pricing in Cyprus does not yet exist. As such, UK/EU/other common law jurisdiction judicial precedent may be used.

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