April 20, 2022
Turkey increases special consumption tax base for portable radiotelephone devices
Turkish President Decision No. 5431, published in the Official Gazette on 19 April 2022, amends Annex IV of the Special Consumption Tax (SCT) Code.
Under the President Decision, the special consumption tax bases have been changed for the portable (cellular) radiotelephone devices. The tax base for smart phones (8517.13.00.00.00) and smartwatches (8517.14.00.00.01) has been increased to TL1,500 TL from TL640.
The table after the change is as follows:
The changes enter into force on 19 April 2022.
For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:
Kuzey Yeminli Mali Müsavirlik A.S., Istanbul
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Turkish Tax Desk, New York