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HOW TO CLAIM REFUNDS FOR OVERCHARGED IMPORT TAXES DUE TO SURVEILLANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

August 2016 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by ADMD Law Office .

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Ministry of Economy determines certain minimum thresholds for certain products in order to force the exporters to pay higher taxes on the products in customs. In this respect, the Ministry determines the minimum value threshold per each kilogram of the imported product and sets forth that any exports into Turkey that does not meet this minimum value threshold shall be required to obtain a surveillance certificate from the Ministry. This is mainly implemented for tax purposes and to protect the local producers in Turkey. Based on new precedent, it is now possible to reclaim such overpaid tax and expenses. 

TAXATION OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS

According to the Turkish Law, they are 5 types of construction related taxes which are;

 

  1. Withholding tax,
  2. Corporate income tax,
  3. Dividend taxation,
  4. VAT, and
  5. Stamp duty.

 

It is important to explain a detailed tax situation concerning the construction processes. 

Judicial Remedies for Customs Tax Disputes Have Changed

Judicial Remedies for Customs Tax Disputes Have Changed

A Law published on the Official Gazette dated June 28th, 2014 and numbered 29044, which makes amendments on Turkish Criminal Code and Other Certain Laws ("Law numbered 6545"). According to the mentioned law several provisions of the Law on Establishment and Duties of Regional Administrative Courts, Administrative Courts and Tax Courts numbered 2576 ("Law numbered 2576") and the Administrative Jurisdiction Procedures Law numbered 2577 have changed ("Law numbered 2577").

 

Polish and Turkish Legal Systems for Value Added Tax (VAT)

October 2013 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by ADMD Law Office .

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The value added tax (VAT), is a type of indirect turnover based tax that is levied during the final phase of the purchaser of the goods and is included in the price of the purchased item or service. Being a turnover tax, VAT is levied at each stage of the production and the distribution process as well. Although liability for the tax rests on the person who supplies or imports the goods or services, the real burden of VAT is borne by the final consumer (shifting feature). This means that such type of tax is characterized by its shift. It is non-cumulative, based on the method of invoice (only Japan is the exception), aimed at entrepreneurs as well. Tax shifting is the most important concept associated with VAT. With the deduction mechanism the difference between the VAT liability of a person on his (their) sales (output VAT) and the amount of VAT, has been already paid by them on his (their) purchases (input VAT). This brief article targets to summarize and compare the VAT systems of Turkey and of Poland with consideration on the general applications of VAT in EU countries. 

ADOPTION OF CHILDREN IN TURKEY

By Ä°layda Balkan

Adoption subject is regulated between the Articles 305-320 of the Turkish Civil Code dated November 22, 2001 (TCC) and the statute titled 'Execution of Interventions Regarding Adoption’ based on Council of Ministers Decision No. 2009/14729 (Adoption Statute). 

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