Tax Bulletin

Bulletin nr: 2019-51

To                   : The clients and company web site

From              : Independent Advisors / Tax, Turkey

Date.               : December, 18th 2019

Subject           :  Tax Payment Process Update in Turkey

According to the Article 41 of the Law No. 6183 on the Procedure for the Collection of Public Receivables, some amendments have been made to the tax collection protocols signed with banks on the basis of the authority granted to the Ministry of Finance, effective from 01.01.2020.

According to the announcement on the website of the Revenue Administration; tax, fees, fines and other receivables, which are being followed up and collected by the tax offices, will continue to be collected through the banks listed below except the tax offices.

  • C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş.
  • Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş.
  • Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O.
  • Ziraat Katılım Bankası A.Ş.
  • Vakıf Katılım Bankası A.Ş.
  • Türkiye Emlak Katılım Bankası A.Ş.
  • Posta ve Telgraf Teşkilatı A.Ş.  (PTT)


No payment will be made by the banks other than those mentioned above by cash, account, check, debit card, wire transfer and EFT.

However, the following debts, which are deemed appropriate for collection by credit card; continue to be collected by using credit cards through the banks listed below.

  • Income tax (income tax on real estate / securities capital income, wages, other earnings and income),
  • Motor vehicle tax, traffic fines,
  • Fines, toll and administrative fines,
  • Other fines, financial and tax structuring law paymetns (such as 6736, 7020, 7143),
  • Installments payable under the Law No. 6183,
  • Land registry fee, phone usage permission fee,
  • Student loans and contribution credit debts,
  • Passport fees and precious paper fees, driver’s license fee and precious paper fees,
  • C. ID card fee, departure fee,
  • Immigration Administration residence fee, residence permit book sale fee, single entry visa fee,
  • Adequate pay income and inheritance and gift tax debts,
    • C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş.
    • Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş.
    • Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O.
    • Türk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş.
    • Akbank T.A.Ş.
    • Şekerbank T.A.Ş.
    • Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş.
    • Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş.
    • Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş.
    • ING Bank A.Ş.
    • QNB Finansbank A.Ş.
    • HSBC Bank A.Ş.
    • Alternatifbank A.Ş.
    • Denizbank A.Ş.
    • Aktif Yatırım Bankası A.Ş.
    • Odea Bank A.Ş.
    • Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş.
    • Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş.
    • Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası A.Ş.

We will continue to announce other developments on the subject.

Final Word:

Let’s finish our tax newsletter with a critic. Last year, taking into account the developing blockchain and financial technology (fintech) infrastructure in our country, we boasted a little and asked, “So, can we pay taxes with Bitcoin in Turkia?”.

At this point, unfortunately, we understand that some of the banks that we have been paying our taxes for years cannot provide this service.  Turkey has taken very important steps to make Istanbul financial center and has made all kinds of attempts to attract foreign capital. We will be experiencing the pains of the abolition of the authorization given to all of the banks.

For this reason, we recommend that companies with a lot of banking and financial transactions should take the necessary measures in advance and take precautions to avoid any disruption in tax payments.

If you have any questions, please contact our tax and accounting experts.