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Cyprus To Cut Tax Appeal Waiting Time

Cyprus's Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou has promised that a new Administrative Court due to open in September will cut the waiting time for tax appeals.

Speaking to the media, Nicolaou said that tax cases currently take two years to process in the Supreme Court, but that once the new court is operational the time required to hear a case will be no longer than nine months.

He said that currently there are 5,000 cases pending, and that up to 2,500 complaints are filed each year. He added that the change will remove the possibility of exploiting the system to delay making payment.

The authority to consider tax cases will be transferred to the new court through an amendment to the constitution.