, ,

Turkey Expands Scope of E-Documents

Enis Gencer
February 2, 2022

Towards the end of 2021, the tax authority in Turkey published a draft communique that expands the scope of e-documents in Turkey. After minor revisions, the draft communique was enacted and published in the Official Gazette on 22 January 2022.

Let’s take a closer look at the changes in the scope of Turkish e-documents.

Scope of e-fatura expanded

  • The gross sales revenue threshold will decreased reduce. The threshold limit has been lowered from TRY 5 million to TRY 4 million and above for the 2021 financial period. A lower threshold of TRY 3 million and above will apply for 2022 and subsequent fiscal periods.
  • The use of the e-fatura is now mandatory for taxpayers in the e-commerce sector when exceeding a certain threshold. The communique introduced a gross sales revenue threshold of TRY 1 million and above for 2020 and 2021 financial periods; and TRY 500.000 for 2022 and all subsequent fiscal periods.
  • Taxpayers who run a business in the real estate and/or motor vehicle sector by carrying out construction, manufacturing, purchase, sale, and rental transactions, as well as taxpayers who act as intermediaries in these transactions must use the e-fatura application if their gross sales revenue exceeds TRY 1 million and above for 2020 and 2021 financial periods; and TRY 500.000 for 2022 and all subsequent fiscal periods.
  • Taxpayers who provide accommodation services by obtaining investment and/or operation certificates from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Municipalities must use the e-fatura application.

Taxpayers meeting these thresholds and criteria must start using the e-fatura application from the start of the year’s seventh month following the relevant accounting period.

In terms of accommodation service providers, if they provide services as of the publication date of this communique, they must start using the e-fatura application from 1 July 2022.

For any business activities that start after the publication date of the communique e-fatura must be used from the beginning of the fourth month following the month in which their business activities began.

E-arsiv invoice scope expanded

Taxpayers not in scope of e-arşiv invoices have been obliged to issue e-arşiv invoices if the total amount of the invoices to be issued exceeds TRY 30.000 including taxes (in terms of invoices issued to non-registered taxpayers, the total amount including taxes exceeds TRY 5.000) from 1 January 2020.

With the amended communique, the Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) lowered the total amount of the invoice threshold to TRY 5.000, and thus more taxpayers will be required to use the e-arsiv application. The new e-arsiv invoice threshold applies from 1 March 2022.

E-delivery note scope expanded

Another change introduced by the communique was the expansion of the scope of e-delivery notes. The gross sales turnover threshold for mandatory e-delivery notes has been revised to TRY 10 million, effective from the 2021 accounting period. In addition, taxpayers who manufacture, import or export iron and steel (GTIP 72) and iron or steel goods (GTIP 73) are required to use the e-delivery note application. E-fatura application registration is not applicable to those taxpayers.

Take Action

Get in touch with our team of tax experts to find out how Sovos’ tax compliance software can help meet your e-fatura and e-document requirements in Turkey.

Sign up for Email Updates

Stay up to date with the latest tax and compliance updates that may impact your business.

Author

Enis Gencer

Enis Gencer is Regulatory Counsel at Sovos and is based in Istanbul, Turkey. With experience in compliance and legal consultancy he currently undertakes the legal monitoring and analysis of the regulations regarding electronic documents. Enis graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law.
Share This Post

E-Invoicing Compliance Mexico
February 1, 2023
Mexico’s Resolution Miscellanea Fiscal 2023 and CFDI matters

What is CDFI? CFDI, which stands for Comprobante Fiscal Digital por Internet, is the electronic billing schema defined by the Mexican federal tax code. It has been mandatory for companies that do business in Mexico since 2011. CFDI aims to increase visibility into companies’ tax liabilities so the government can ensure it is receiving accurate […]

EMEA VAT & Fiscal Reporting
January 25, 2023
Understanding VAT Between European Countries

All European countries charge VAT on goods and services. VAT is a consumption tax added during each production stage of goods or services. Although VAT is near-universal according to the EU VAT Directive, VAT rates within the EU do differ. This is because the EU VAT Directive allows Member States to choose whether to implement […]

EMEA iOSS OSS VAT & Fiscal Reporting
January 18, 2023
What Non-EU countries need to know about IOSS & OSS

The EU VAT E-Commerce package has been in place since 1 July 2021. This applies to intra-EU B2C supplies of goods and imports of low value goods. Three schemes make up the package. These are based on the value of goods and the location of the sale of goods. All OSS schemes are currently optional. […]

EMEA VAT & Fiscal Reporting
January 10, 2023
An Introduction to EU VAT

Nearly every major economy has a form of VAT. That’s 165 countries, each with its own compliance and reporting rules. The main exception is the United States. VAT is by far the most significant indirect tax for nearly all the world’s countries. Globally VAT contributes more than 30% of all government revenue. Levying VAT is […]

EMEA SAF-T
January 6, 2023
4 Things You Need to Know about Portugal’s Billing SAF-T

Changes are coming to Portugal’s Billing SAF-T reporting requirements for non-resident taxpayers that trade in the country. The process may be stringent but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult for your company. Here are four things you need to be aware of about Portugal’s billing SAF-T obligations. 1: Non-resident taxpayers must file the […]