VAT registration for insolvency office-holders

The Cyprus Tax Department has issued guidance to professional bodies and other potential stakeholders about VAT registration issues and procedures affecting insolvency office-holders in companies in receivership, liquidation or other insolvency proceedings, taking account of the prohibition in the Insolvency Advisers Law of 2015 against companies acting as insolvency practitioners, and the fact that many licensed insolvency practitioners are employees of professional service firms rather than independent contractors.