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2023 1st Period - Severance Ceiling Amount

This circular has been abolished and the amount has been updated. You can reach the updated amount via the link

According to the Circular dated January 5, 2023 and numbered 27998389-010.06.02-1818123 published by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance with the subject ‘Financial and Social Rights', the coefficients used to calculate the wage of a public officers have been revised effective January 1, 2023.

Income Tax Exempted Severance Pay

The following value has been calculated taking these coefficients into account and shall be applied for the period between the dates of January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023, maximum severance pay to be exempted from income tax is determined as 17,904.62 TRY.

Written by İrem Güner, Posted in Taxation Law


Meal and Commuter Benefit Exemptions and Disability Degree Discounts as of 2023

With the Communique No. 323 which is published in Official Gazette dated 30th December, 2022 and numbered 32059, the below exemptions have been updated.

  • Income Tax Exempted Meal Allowance
  • Income Tax Exempted Commuter Allowance
  • Disability Degree Discounts

Income Tax Exempted Meal Allowance

The meal allowance tax exemption amount that is applied as of 1st of January 2023 was announced on 30th December, 2022 dated and 32059 numbered Official Gazette. Based on that the meal allowance which is provided by the employer as defined in the 8th clause of Article 23 of Income Tax Law, exemption amount is defined as 110.00 TRY to be applied as of 1st of January 2023.

Written by İrem Güner, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation, Taxation Law


Statutory Deductions on Payroll for 2023

The statutory deductions applicable in a standard Turkish payroll are social security premium, income tax, and stamp tax. Also, the salaries generated from liaison offices in Türkiye are exempt from income tax per Article 34/14 of Income Tax Law, and these are only subject to social security.

Also, the income tax exemption as much as the income tax deduction amount calculated over the minimum wage for all wages introduced in 2022 will continue in 2023 as well.

Social Security Premium

Social Security Premium is calculated over wages monthly and paid jointly by the employee and the employer. The contribution rates are as follows:

Written by İrem Güner, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation, Taxation Law


VAT Exemption Extended Until December 31, 2024 for New Machinery and Equipment Deliveries

In accordance with the Industrial Registry Law No. 6948 (In Turkish) of April 17, 1957, which is included in the Article 8 of the Law No. 7201 (In Turkish) published in the Official Gazette No. 30988 dated 24.12.2019 and the provisional article 39 of the Law No. 3065 (In Turkish); the period of VAT exemption applied in the deliveries of new machinery and equipment was extended until December 31, 2022.

With the Presidential Decree published in the Official Gazette No. 32050 dated 21.12.2022, relevant period is extended until December 31, 2024.

Written by Selma Kıy, Posted in Taxation Law

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