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Turkey COVID-19 VAT relief measures

  • Mar 26, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The Turkish tax office on 24 March introduced VAT payment reliefs in addition to last week's measuers. Several sectors will have their VAT returns for April, May and June delayed until 27 July 2020. VAT payments for April to June are delayed six months out to October to December.

The sectors include: automotive; accomodation; cinema; heath; publishing; pubic exercise facilities; and professional services.

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The VAT measures already announced, in place until November, include:

  1. The VAT rate on airline travel is to be cut on domestic flights from 18% to 1%. 
  2. Hotel accommodation and services are to be zero-rated. 

Other measures include suspension of national insurance payments on employees.

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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