Consumption/VAT/Sales Tax in Turkey

Overview by
Nature of the Tax
KDV: Katki Deger Vergisi (= Value added tax)
Standard Rate
Standard rate of 18%.
Reduced Tax Rate
There are reduced rates of 8% which is applicable to basic foodstuff, pharmaceutical products and other items; and 1% for journals, newspapers, certain farm products. Also, certain supplies are VAT exempt in Turkey.
Exclusion From Taxation
There are a few products and services exempted from VAT.
Method of Calculation, Declaration and Settlement
The rate of VAT is applied to the selling price. Registration is necessary. VAT is settled through monthly declarations.
Other Consumption Taxes
OTV (Özel Tüketim Vergisi = Special consumption tax) concerns petroleum products, vehicles, tobacco, alcohol, sodas and luxury products.

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