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Turkish Tax System - Letting Properties

Rental income is liable for tax assessment in Turkey and this will be enforced by the Ministry of Finance and Revenue Administration from 2006 and onwards.

Turkish Tax System

The Turkish tax regime is an important part of the economy and can be divided into 3 main categories:

Income Taxes, such as Individual Income Tax and Corporate Income Tax.

Taxes on Expenditure, such as Value Added Tax or Banking and Insurance Transaction Tax or Stamp Tax.

Taxes on Wealth, such as Property Tax or Inheritance and Gift Tax.
 

Income Taxes

Income taxes in Turkey are levied upon the income, both domestic and foreign, of individuals and corporations resident in Turkey. Non-residents earning income in Turkey through employment, ownership of property, carrying on a business or other activities providing an income are also subject to taxation, but only on their income derived in Turkey.

Individual Income Tax

The limited tax liability covers trade or business income from a permanent establishment, salaries for work done in Turkey (regardless of where paid or whether or not remitted to Turkey), rental income from real property in Turkey, Turkish derived interest, and income from the sale of patents, copyrights and similar intangible assets.

The personal income tax rate varies from 15% to 40%.

Turkish Tax System in English

Written declaration forms in Turkish

Double taxation agreement between the UK and Turkey (Turkish)  

Double taxation agreements (UK) 

Rental income is liable for tax assessment in Turkey and anyone owning real estate in Turkey who rents it out must declare it at a tax office to become a tax payer.

Those who have already declared and paid taxes in their own country according to the double tax agreement will have to prove this with receipts at the tax offices in order to avoid double taxation. However, the Ministry of Finance of Turkey conditions that tax payments will have to be made in Turkey where the real estate is registered and located to avoid legal and financial difficulties in future. Those who already paid the taxes in Turkey would need to get the receipts to be stamped by the nearest Turkish Consulate/Embassy. 

Regarding the real estate rental income made in Turkey, each property owner will have to submit a written declaration (beyanname) at the tax office through an accountant if the net income exceeds 2,000 YTL . To find the declaration form please click this link below:

http://www.gib.gov.tr/fileadmin/beyannameler/Yil_Gel_Ver_Bey_1001_A.xls


An example of how rental income is taxed: 

Gross income: 10.000 YTL

Exemption: 2.200 YTL (for 2006 fiscal year- 2.000 YTL for 2005 – 1.800 YTL for 2004).

Maximum expence allowed (maintenance, repairs etc.): 25% out of the total gross income.

20% (for 2006) taxed out of the balance 5.500 YTL

The amount to be taxed 1.100 YTL (equal to GBP 400. 1 GBP = 2.75 YTL)

For more details about the ratio under “personal income tax”: Buying Property in Turkey - Taxes and compulsory insurance


Accountancy
 

For exact calculations please consult with your accountant. One of the leading accountants in Kalkan is Mr. Ali Tunc. Email: alitunckalkan@hotmail.com. Tel: 0090 242 8443266.

Lawyer: Alpaslan Gunal
Office Tel: 0090 2428442977
Mobile: 0090 5052343878

The average amount charged for each year of accountancy is GBP 100 or 2.750 YTL. One must obtain a tax number and register as a taxpayer at the nearest tax office.  Your accountant can do this for you. 

The declaration will have to be submitted and the taxes will have to paid every year in March
 

List of the UK's double taxation agreements

9.16 Countries with which the UK has double taxation agreements in force covering taxes on income and/or capital gains (other than limited agreements concerned solely with air transport and shipping) at October 1999 were as follows, (this is where Turkey is listed)
  
Rent from overseas property.
Residents of the UK who  are ordinarily resident and domiciled
in the UK Residents of the UK who are  not domiciled in the UK, or are Commonwealth or Republic  of
Ireland citizens not ordinarily resident in the UK


You will be liable to UK tax on rent you receive from  letting a property overseas, although you may deduct certain expenses such  as interest paid, maintenance and repair costs in calculating your  liability. If you make a loss from the letting of your property  in any year, this may be deducted in computing rental income you receive  from the same property in future years. You will be liable to UK tax on the net rental income you receive from letting a property overseas to the extent that you remit it to the UK*.

  * Income of a UK resident from a source in the  Republic of Ireland is chargeable on the full amount arising rather than  on the amount remitted.
 
Will I also have to pay foreign tax?

The country in which your overseas income arises may  tax you on that income. This will depend on its own laws. You may need to  ask the tax authority there for advice. If you find that you are paying tax on your overseas  income both in the UK and in the country where the income arises, you will  normally be able to obtain relief for any double taxation.

How can I obtain relief from double taxation?

Relief from double taxation may be available under a double taxation agreement, or in other ways. The aim of  the relief is for the income to be taxed in one country only or, if both  countries tax it, for your combined tax bill to be no more than the amount  you would have to pay in the country with the higher tax charge.

What is a double taxation agreement?  

A double taxation agreement is an arrangement between  the UK and another country, which aims to prevent, or give relief for,  double taxation. It provides that income will be taxed in one country only  or, if taxed in both, that one country will allow credit for the tax paid  in the other ('tax credit relief'). Tax credit relief cannot exceed the amount of UK tax  which can be attributed to the overseas income. For example, if you have  £100 of overseas income on which you have paid foreign tax of £20, your  liability to UK tax on the £100 would be reduced by £20 or, if less, by  the amount of UK tax chargeable on that overseas income. There is a list of the countries with which the UK has  double taxation agreements in booklet IR 20 'Residents and non-residents -  liability to tax in the United Kingdom'. You can get details of any  agreement which might affect you from a Tax Enquiry Centre, your UK Tax  Office or the overseas tax authority.

What other relief is available?

If the UK does not have a double taxation agreement with the country in which your overseas income arises, you may be entitled  to a special relief called 'unilateral relief'. This  works in the same way as credit relief under a double taxation agreement,  and ensures that the overseas tax you have paid is set off against UK tax  on the same income. Certain conditions have to be met before unilateral  relief can be given - a Tax Enquiry Centre or your Tax Office will advise  you whether you qualify for relief in respect of a particular foreign  tax. Alternatively, where a claim for tax credit relief  under a double taxation agreement or for unilateral relief is not to your  advantage, you may be entitled to a foreign tax  deduction. That is, you may be able to deduct the amount of  foreign tax you have paid on your overseas income in computing the amount  of income which is chargeable to UK tax. You can find out more from a Tax  Enquiry Centre or your Tax Office.

What do I do next? If you have overseas income, you should complete a UK  tax return each year including details of the income and send it to your  UK Tax Office.

Source: Buying Property in Turkey - Taxes and compulsory insurance

 

Countries with which Turkey has bilateral tax treaty agreements came into force as of April 2005 are as follows:

Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, China, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia (but only air transportation activities), Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, Uzbekistan.

 

 
 

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