Turkey sales tax law for 2019 VAT and Sales Tax Rates in Turkey for 2019

Turkey VAT Rate

Turkey VAT & Sales Tax

18.00%

About TL18 tax on a TL100 purchase
Exact tax amount may vary for different items

The current Turkey VAT (Value Added Tax) is 18.00%.

The VAT is a sales tax that applies to the purchase of most goods and services, and must be collected and submitted by the merchant to the Turkey governmental revenue department.

Of the thirty four countries tracked, twenty one have a higher maximum VAT rate then Turkey.Countries with similar VAT rates include Greece with a VAT of 19%, Chile with a VAT of 19% and Slovak Republic with a VAT of 19%.

Turkey Sales Tax Rate
VAT/Sales Tax Reduced VAT Rate World VAT Rank
18% None 22nd of 34

Turkey VAT Refund For Visitors

Visitors to Turkey may be able to get a refund of the Turkey VAT tax paid on any goods bought for deportation. To get a VAT refund, you must present receipts for the goods purchased (and possibly proof of your deportation of the goods) to a Turkey VAT refund station (which are often found in airports, tourist offices, or international travel hubs).

Some localities have a minimum purchase price for which a VAT refund can be claimed, or certain purchase types which cannot be made tax-free. A VAT refund of up to 18.00% of your total expenditures may be refunded for qualifying purchases. Regulations on VAT and sales tax refunds vary across countries and by region, so be sure to check ahead before expecting a Turkey VAT refund.

Turkey VAT Law For Businesses and Merchants

Businesses in Turkey are required to collect a sales tax of 18.00% on behalf of the government, which they must submit to the applicable Turkey revenue department in a periodical VAT tax return. Unlike the United States' sales tax, which is only charged on sales to end consumers, the VAT is collected on all sales - even of raw materials.

Businesses may be required to register for a Turkey VAT number or other identifier to enable the government to track and verify VAT tax returns. VAT collection is a responsibility of the merchant, and failure to collect and submit the appropriate tax amounts may result in severe penalties.


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