Turkey – VAT on digital services and new proposal for 7,5% Digital Services Tax

On the 1 January 2018, the VAT rules for sales of electronic services to non-VAT registered individuals by electronic service providers who do not have a residence, business place, legal business centre and business centre in Turkey have changed. Non-resident electronic service providers have to declare and pay VAT which is charged on electronic services to non-VAT registered individuals. This change is only applicable to B2C transactions and irrelevant for B2B sales, where a reverse charge mechanism is still applicable. For cross border supplies of electronic services there is no registration threshold and therefore registration obligation arises as of the first revenue.

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