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17March2020

Employees Working in Teknopark and R&D Design Companies Will Be Able to Work from Home

Employees Working in Teknopark and R&D Design Companies Will Be Able to Work from Home

Due to Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, which is on the Global agenda, in accordance with the press statement given as per the joint decisions of the Ministries of Family Labor and Social Services, Treasury and Finance, and Industry and Technology; there have been temporary amendments on incentives implemented to Teknopark companies and R&D Design Centers that will enable their employees to work from home.

Within the scope of 4691 numbered Law on Technology Development Zones, and 5746 numbered Law on Supporting Activities of Research, Development and Design, and relevant regulations; in order for businesses operating in Technology Development Zones and R&D Design Centers to benefit from exemptions and incentives, it is mandatory to physically conduct their activities within these areas.

Within the scope of precautions due to Covid-19 pandemic;

It is concluded that if it is appropriate for the employees working in Technopark companies and R&D Design Centers to work from home, exemptions and incentives can be benefited until the end of April 2020, with the precondition of declaring personnel numbers in advance to the Ministry of Industry and Technology on a monthly basis.

With this temporary decision, relevant companies are authorized to take necessary precautions for working remotely by considering their personnel structures.

Relevant circular in Turkish regarding the subject can be accessed from here.

Written by Selma Kıy, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation, Taxation Law

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About The Author

Selma Kıy

Certified Public Accountant - SMMM
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