What is a Turkish Tax Number (Vergi Numarası)?
A Turkish Tax number is used as an identification number. Each Turkish national has an Identification number which doubles as their Tax Number. The Tax Number is similar to having a Social Security Number in other countries.
A Turkish Tax Number serves as a way to register foreigners on the financial database system.
Why do foreigners need to apply for one?
Foreigners seeking to live in Turkey must obtain a Turkish Tax number.It is required in order to apply for a residence permit.
It will allow you to pay your taxes if you are in Turkey with a work permit.
Foreigners wishing to conduct any financial transactions in Turkey (outside of Touristic activities) such as opening a bank account etc. must obtain a tax number
How can foreigners obtain a tax number?
Foreigners can obtain a tax number by
1.Visiting a local Vergi Odasi (Tax Office).
2.Bring copy of your passport, your and home address in Turkey and tell them you would like a
Vergi Numerasi (Tax number).
3. They will enter your information into the database, then you will recieve your tax number
The process should take around 10 minutes
Is it free to obtain a Turkish Tax Number?
Yes, all you need to obtain a Turkish tax number is your passport, your parent's names and your address of residence in Turkey and in your permenant residence address in your home country.
Do I have to pay taxes if I have a Turkish Tax number?
Having a Turkish Tax Number does not necessarily mean you have to pay taxes in Turkey. It is used as an identification number.