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Numerous Government Fees and Taxes Increased With The Recently Published Presidential Decrees


The Presidential Decrees (the “Decrees”) regarding the increases in particular government fees and taxes have been published in the Official Gazette No. 32241 and dated 7 July 2023. You can read the Decrees here (available in Turkish only).

What Has Changed? 

The amounts of fixed government fees and rates of value-added taxes (“VAT”) have been increased pursuant to the Decrees. Accordingly:

  1. The amounts of fixed fees applicable for 2023 in accordance with the Fees Act numbered 492 have been increased by 50%, with the exception of the driving license fees. This implies that the amounts of following fees have been subject to a 50% increase: 
  • All fixed judicial fees (including court fees, execution proceedings fees, bankruptcy proceedings fees, and trade registry fees),
  • All fixed notary fees,
  • All fixed land registry transaction fees,
  • All fixed concession and license fees,
  • All fixed patent and trademark fees.

This increase is effective as of July 8, 2023.

  1. The VAT rate on goods and services has been raised from 8% and 18% to 10% and 20%, respectively. This increase is effective as of July 10, 2023.