Turkey / Abolishes Low Value Consignment Relief in June 2019

By |July 2nd, 2019|

Turkey has removed its low value consignment relief effective as of 1st June 2019. The regime applied to imported packages of goods entering Turkey which had a value of no more than EUR 22.  It provided that these supplies were exempt from both import VAT and any related customs charges. [...]

Turkey | Bucks Trend for Reducing VAT Rates on Digital Books

By |January 16th, 2019|

Ahead of most of Europe, Turkey harmonised its VAT treatment of digital and traditional publications on 1st December 2013. Since this date, electronic books; and, electronic newspapers/magazines had enjoyed the same reduced VAT rates, as their printed counterparts, at the rates of 8% and 1% respectively. However, as of 1st [...]

Turkey | VAT Liability for Foreign Digital Services

By |April 13th, 2018|

On 31st January 2018, General Communique No. 17 on the Value Added Tax Law (Law 3065), was published in the Official Gazette, extending the scope of the Turkish VAT regime to include foreign digital service providers who do not have a permanent establishment in Turkey. The amendments stipulated that as [...]

Turkey – foreign suppliers of digital services may have to register for VAT?

By |June 17th, 2015|

We understand that Turkey is the latest country considering new VAT rules to bring non-established suppliers of B2C e-services into the scope of its national VAT rules. Currently suppliers of films, games and e-books established outside of Turkey who sell to private Turkish individuals don’t have to account for Turkish [...]

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