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Penalties Imposed by the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) in 2020

Negligence and violations regarding the protection of personal data impose heavy legal and criminal liabilities on business organizations.

The liabilities and amount of penalty fines due to the violation of the sanction according to the Article 18 of KVKK are as follows:

Written by Kübra Özkahraman, Posted in Personal Data Protection Law


Approval for the Social Security Treaty Between Turkey and Poland

Social Security Agreement between Turkey and Poland that was signed on 17 October 2017, has been approved by Turkey President with the 9 numbered President Decision.

The highlights of the agreement can be summarized as follows:

Written by Erdoğdu Onur Erol, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation


Amendments in Transfer Pricing General Communiqué

With 2151 numbered Decision on Hidden Income Distribution by Transfer Pricing, there have been amendments made in the General Communique Regarding Hidden Income Distribution by Transfer Pricing published on the Official Gazette No. 31231, dated 01.09.2020.

Amendments are as follows.

  • In order to be deemed to be within the scope of hidden income distribution, situations where a related person bond is formed through partnership, it is required to have at least 10% partnership, voting or dividend right,
  • The term of advance pricing agreement is to be a maximum of 5 years,
  • In cases of renewing advance pricing agreement is required, an application shall be made at least 6 months prior to agreement’s expiration date,
  • Changing the expression "transaction-based profit methods" into "transactional profit methods",
  • With the precondition of fulfilling documentation liabilities within the scope of Transfer Pricing, loss of tax penalty will be implemented with 50% discount for the tax loss occurred due to hidden income distribution,
  • Preparation of general report, annual transfer report and country-specific report,

Written by Selma Kıy, Posted in Taxation Law


Cash Wage Support and Termination Ban Extension

Due to Covid-19, cash wage support and termination ban have been extended by 2 months until 17 November 2020.

The decision regarding the extension was published by the President with decision report dated 4 Sep 2020 No: 31234.

You can reach the related decision via that link.

Written by Erdoğdu Onur Erol, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation

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