Changes to Income Tax Withholding and Social Security Insurance Contributions Declaration Process Postponed

Turkey payroll outsourcing leader issues a statutory alert for Turkey.

Mercans has alerted its Turkey payroll outsourcing clients of Income Tax Withholding and Social Security Insurance Contributions process postponed. In accordance with the law published in the Official Gazette No. 29796 on August 9, 2016, Income Tax Withholding Declaration and Social Security Insurance (SSI) Premium and Service Declaration forms were scheduled to be merged into a single declaration – Withholding and Premium Service Declaration. This change was planned to go into effect on January 1, 2020, as confirmed in the Official Gazette No. 30844 published on July 27, 2019.

However, in accordance with the Official Gazette No. 31034 published on February 9, 2020, the implementation of the above change has been postponed until March 1, 2020, excluding for the tax
departments of Bursa, Eskisehir and Konya, that have already implemented the change.

Download PDF file: Turkey Withholding and Premium Service Declaration Postponed 2020