Tax for communication services

Communication services in Turkey are usually tax-free. Taxpayers of this tax are operators providing telecommunication services. The burden of this tax falls normally on clients (indirect tax type VAT).

Special rates of tax on telecommunications in Turkey are listed below:

  • Mobile services-25%
  • Services related to radio and television broadcasting-15%
  • Other communication services-15%

Tax on telecommunications in Turkey is declared by the operators and is paid monthly. Tax declaration for each month is applied to the tax office, and the tax is paid before the 15th day of the next month. This tax can’t be related to deduction costs for the taxation of income.

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