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Paying bills in Cyprus

Hello everyone,

What bills do you pay? If you are renting, are bills included in the price of rent, and is this common practice in Cyprus?

How can you pay your bills (e.g. online, at provider's store, at the post office)? Which is the most convenient or reliable way?

With what frequency are different bills sent in Cyprus? Are there different deadlines for payment?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

Bills payable here

Rent - usually paid monthly cash or bank transfer

Electricity - every two months - quite accurate - (bill received within 2-3 weeks) paid either direct at supplier offices, bank transfer, via JCC portal (an online service for most billing) using credt or debit card 

Water - every three months - loosely accurate but usually three months behind (ie 3 months to June usage bill would be received end sept) - poaid either at theMiunicipality offices in cash, or bank transfer or via the JCC portal   

Rubbish Tax - once per year issued October and payable by end of year  - paid via JCC portal or cash at the Municipality
 
Communal Fees - depends on property and may be a once a year charge - cant say as never had to pay them 

IPT - abolished last year

Local Property Tax (Municipality Bill) - payable once per year and based on 2013 property valuations - payable via bank transfer or cash at municipality or JCC portal

Sewage charges - not every municipality is subject to these charges - as not all are connected to the sewage system  - payable by bank transfer, or cash at municipality or JCC portal

Internet - payable monthly, either at the supplier offices, or bank transfer or direct online on the supplier web page or in some cases via JCC Portal

Telephone - payable monthly, either at the supplier offices, or bank transfer or direct online on the supplier web page or in some cases via JCC Portal

TV Services - payable monthly, either at the supplier offices, or bank transfer or direct online on the supplier web page or in some cases via JCC Portal

Vehicle Road Tax =payable either 6 monthly or yearly usually most pay via the JCC portal or at the post office - there may have been recent moves to pay quarterly

Vehicle Insurance - usually yearly - depends on Insurer really - payable by cash or card at insurer offices or bank transfer or by phone

House Insurance - usually yearly - depends on Insurer really - payable by cash or card at insurer offices or bank transfer or by phone

Dog Licences - usually yearly and is included on your Municipality bill.

****Note that in some rental properties (ie complexes) rent can and often does include communal fees, rubbish taxes and water but very very rarely if ever electricity bills)

What is the most convenient method of payment is entirely down to the individual, their circumstances and their location

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