The Law regarding "The Restructuring of Certain Receivables" – also known as Tax Amnesty, which also includes the restructuring of public receivables in many various tax types, has come into effect with the publishing of Official Gazette dated 18th of May 2018. Details in regards are to be provided with the provisions which are expected to be announced by the relevant authorities and institutions.
In general terms; the regulations have been made towards specified receivables, unascertained receivables or receivables in the case before the courts, taxes under investigation, tax base increase and inventory and record corrections. You can find further details on the receivables and the reconstruction applications of such receivables in detail below to this informative article.
The Receivables Subject to Restructuring
Taxes and tax penalties within the scope of the Tax Procedure Law.
Customs taxes and administrative fines
Insurance premiums and fines
All kinds of interest, fee, late interest, late fee, delay penalty regarding these receivables that are restructured within the scope of this law.
The Respective Authorities that are concerned with the Receivables subject to Restructure Applications
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Customs and Trade
Social Security Institutions
Other Institutions (Directorate General of Highways, Radio & Television Supreme Council, Immigrations and Civil Registry Offices, etc.)
In the General Assembly, the Article 17 of the "Draft Omnibus Bill" on Law on Making Amendments on Certain Laws has been approved on the date 21.03.2018.
In addition The Omnibus Bill Law on the retrospective benefits from the incentives and relevant supports have been approved and announced on the 30373 numbered Official Gazette dated 27.03. The relevant law will be applicable following the month of acceptance, in other words will be applicable as of May 1, 2018 and will be valid until the end of May 2018.
Within the one-month period as of the announcement date on the Gazette, the workplaces that do not apply for the relevant incentive benefits, will lose the right to obtain the retrospective incentives. There is a foreseen excessive workload on the SSI systems and this might lead to issues with submitting declarations along with heavy trafficing on the systems. Therefore, it is crucial for the workplaces to identify the retrospective incentives that can be benefited, at the soonest.
Within the scope of the Income Tax Law numbered 6663 and Law on Making Amendments on Certain Laws, the premium incentive that is currently being applied to certain cities of Turkey within the scope of regional incentive application has been extended until 31.12.2018 starting as of 01.01.2018, with the announcement made on the Official Gazette dated 10.02.2018 in accordance with the resolution of the Council of Ministers.
In a press release dated December 29, 2017 the Ministry of Labor along with the Minimum Wage Determination Committee have announced the minimum wage to be effective for the year of 2018 as shown in the table below. The Official Gazette related to this change has yet to be released.