As in every country, Turkish law provides various ways to solve
tax disputes. Today, out-of-court methods have become more
effective and are increasingly being applied. These out-of-court
methods can be classified under several categories.
Tax administration-centric solution methods
Pre-assessment reconciliation and post-assessment
Using the pre-price agreement method along with ceasing the
Using the mutual agreement method along with ceasing the
Nullification of the tax assessment at the conclusion of the
Deduction of the tax assessment at the conclusion of the
Providing the possibility of a pre-price agreement based on the
transfer pricing arrangement
Preventing a potential dispute by obtaining a tax ruling
Deciding the inspection department should not process a report
in order to avoid scrutiny by the Report Review Commission
Convincing the tax inspector to abandon the criticism during the
Payment of the tax assessment by setting it off against present
Considering the custom assessments of paid VAT in the scope of
Article 48 of the Value Added Tax Act
Considering the VAT first when calculating the tax assessment,
tax fine and interest
When calculating the declared late tax base and late fine
taxation, calculating interest only for the months which have been
Tax procedure law-centric solution methods
Providing the opportunity to reduce payment within the scope of
Article 376 of the Tax Procedure Law
Providing the opportunity to be released from the fine with a
declaration of amnesty within the scope of Article 371 of the
Tax Procedure Law
Making arrangements related to the facility of payment as
provided for in the Code on Procedures of Collection of Public
Receivables numbered 6183
Tax agreement-centric solution methods
Coming to mutual agreement under the double taxation
Legislative body-centric solution methods
Payment in the scope of the Amnesty Code
Declining to make tax assessments within the framework of
practices of repatriation of capital
Jurisdiction-centric solution methods
Resorting to the tax jurisdiction
Right of the individual to communicate with the Constitutional
Applying to the European Court of Human Rights
New opportunity: ombudsman
According to a news report (published in Milliyet on 30
October 2013), upon the application of a citizen whose request for
a license to carry firearms was rejected due to his tax penalty, an
ombudsman rendered his decision that the clause in the relevant
code was not within the scope of tax evasion.
This decision is the first in this field and is indirectly
related to tax. Based on this occurrence, it may be assumed that in
the future certain disputes between administrators and taxpayers
may be taken to an ombudsman.
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The Cyprus Tax Department recently issued Forms T.D 38, T.D 38Qa and T.D 38Qb applicable to individuals being Cyprus tax residents but non-Cyprus domiciled.
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