Turkey has extended the fee payable to the Radio and Television
Council to now include all devices which receive radio or TV
transmissions via the internet. Previously, the fee only applied to
devices which contained internal radio or TV broadcast receivers.
Accordingly, 6% banderol fees now apply for cell phones and tablets
which receive transmissions via the internet.
The Amendment Decision on Decision
("Decision") of Law No. 3093 on Radio
And Television Council's Revenue regarding the Decision on
Collecting Banderol Fee from Radio, Television, Video and Combined
Devices and other Related Devices that Receive Radio Television
Transmission ("Amendment Decision") was
published in the Official Gazette on 28 June 2016 with the Council
of Minister's decision No. 2016/8972.
Changes made by the Amendment Decision include:
Previously, banderol fees only
applied to devices which contain internal radio – TV
broadcast receivers. The Amendment Decision extends this to include
all devices which can receive radio or TV transmission via the
Cell phones and tablets which can
receive radio and television broadcasting via the internet are
added to the list announced in the Decision.
Banderol fees rose from 6% to 7% for
cell phones which have an internal receiver.
6% Banderol fees apply for cell
phones and tablets which receive transmissions via the
2% of banderol fees collected by the
administration of customs must be transferred from the TRT to the
Ministry for Customs and Trade. Previously, the fees were
transferred upon the Ministry's request, via a protocol between
TRT and the Ministry.
Please see this link for the full text of the Amendment
Decision (only available in Turkish).
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