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Taxation Law


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


VAT Rates in Education Services Are Decreased From 8% to 1%

With the Presidential Decree No. 2913 dated 29/08/2020, which was published on the Official Gazette No. 31229 on 30/8/2020, Decision on Determination of Value Added Tax to be applied to Goods and Services have been amended.

Within the scope of the related decision; VAT rates of education services provided by foundation universities and academies, private educational institutions, institutions which conduct remote education, private education courses, vocational education and rehabilitation centers, social activity centers and similar educational institutions have been decreased from 8% to 1% between the dates of 01 September 2020 – 30 June 2021 (related dates are included).

Written by Selma Kıy, Posted in Taxation Law


Withholding Tax & Premium Service Declaration Announcement

The merged Monthly Premium and Service Declaration will be applicable for the July 2020 income period and to be submitted until 26 August 2020.

Guidelines for data entry of Withholding and Premium Service Declaration can be accessed from the link below:

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


The Withholding Rates To Be Made In Real Estate Rentals Have Been Reduced From 20% To 10%

With the 2813 numbered Presidential Decree published on the Official Gazette No. 31202 on 31.07.2020; until 31.12.2020 withholding rates of rent payments of real estates, to be made in cash or to account, have been reduced from 20% to 10%, in accordance with the 94th article of Income Tax Law and 15th article of Corporate Tax Law.

Written by Selma Kıy, Posted in Taxation Law

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