Taxation of Shipping Companies
Cyprus ranks among the 10 leading maritime nations in the world and is considered as one of the most competitive shipping centres in terms of registration fees and taxes. No tax is imposed on profits from the operation of Cypriot registered vessels, or on dividends received from a ship-owning company. Income arising from ship management activities is subject to tax at 4,25%. Alternatively, a ship-management company may choose to pay at a rate equal to 25% of tonnage tax rates of vessels under management if deemed more beneficial.