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     All about the Turkish tax code and how to get it

    Turkey is an ideal destination for those planning to invest, open a foreign bank account or immigrate. If you are planning to immigrate and live in Turkey or you want to invest in this country in any way, you will probably be asked what documents you need for administrative and financial activities and the general rules of such activities in the country. What does Turkey include? The first document you will definitely need is the Turkish Tax Code or in Turkish the Vergi Code. This code is required for any financial and economic activity. Follow us to get acquainted with how to receive this code and get information about its applications.

     What is the Turkish Tax Code?

    The tax code (vergi numarasi) is a 10-digit number used by foreigners in transactions such as buying and selling a car, opening the first bank account, buying a house or commercial property in Turkey, obtaining a work permit, renting a house or apartment or shop in Turkey needs it. Contrary to many people's beliefs, getting a tax number in Turkey does not necessarily mean that you have to pay taxes. Tax laws in Turkey are complex and precise, but having a tax code does not require you to pay taxes. With this number, it is important to do some things, one of the most important of which is to apply for a residence permit in Turkey, and you can pay the land tax and other expenses after receiving a registration number or the same tax code.

    In general, this number is similar to the National Code of Iran, which is used to identify individuals for various administrative and financial matters. From registering to get a permanent Turkish SIM card to buying a property in this country and getting a loan or starting a business is one of the main documents of a person's tax code. Therefore, if you want to live and stay in Turkey for a long time, the first step for you is to receive an active tax code, which you can use to join the banking and tax system and use such services. Each person's tax code is issued based on personal information and in his name as a natural person. This will be done once and can be used in all economic institutions and offices in all cities of Turkey.

     Get the Turkish tax code

    To get a tax number, it is enough to go to the centers related to vergi dairesi in any city in Turkey. There are Vargi centers in different cities of Turkey. You can find the center closest to your place of residence and refer to it and receive this code without delay by providing the original and copy of your passport and address of residence. All you have to do is tell the person in charge that you need a vergi numarasi or tax number, and by presenting a passport to the person in charge, fill out special forms that include personal information and the exact address of your place of residence in Turkey. After registering your information in the system, the tax code will be delivered to you by the operator on a white card with a confirmation stamp. This process takes 15 to 20 minutes. The point to keep in mind is that there is no charge for getting this code and you do not have to pay anything to get it.

     How to receive the Turkish tax code in absentia

    In 2020, due to some restrictions created due to the coronary heart disease, it will be possible for applicants to receive the tax code online. You can get your tax code by visiting the ivd.gib.gov.tr ​​website and entering the information according to the instructions below.

     Uses of the tax code

      Opening a bank account in Turkish bank

      Get a residence permit in Turkey

      Get a Kimlik Turkey card

      Buy a house and shop in Turkey

      Rent a house and apartment in Turkey

      Buy a car in Turkey

      Starting a business in Turkey

      Company registration in Turkey

     Answers to frequently asked questions

     Is the tax code in one Turkish city valid in other cities as well?

    Yes, a tax number can be obtained in any city in Turkey and is valid in other cities of this country.

     What are the documents required to obtain a Turkish tax code?

    The required documents include the original and a copy of the passport and the exact address of the applicant in Turkey. After that, you have to fill in the special forms with personal information and the exact address and deliver them to the relevant centers (Vargi Diersi) to receive the tax number in a short time.

    How much does it cost to get a Turkish tax code?

    You will not need to pay any fee to receive this code in Turkey and the issuance process is completely free.

      How long does it take to receive a Turkish tax code?

     The process of getting a tax number is very short and simple. This process takes less than 30 minutes.

     Is it mandatory for foreigners to receive a Turkish tax code?

    If you are staying in Turkey for a long time, you will need this code to do a lot of administrative work. These include opening a bank account, receiving residency, buying a house, shop, car, and the like. Therefore, foreign nationals who intend to stay in Turkey for a long time should apply for this code better than before.

     Do we have to pay taxes after receiving the Turkish Vorgi code?

    No. Receiving a tax number in Turkey does not necessarily mean that you have to pay taxes.