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Tax Refund

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You can receive a Tax Refund for the goods you purchased in Turkey!

The following rules and guidelines apply:

Refunds will be made to travelers who do not reside in Turkey.
All goods (including food and drinks) are included in the refunds with the exclusion of services rendered.
The minimum amount of purchase that qualifies for refund is 5.000.000 TL.
Retailers that qualify for tax refunds must be "authorized for refund." These retailers must display a permit received from their respective tax office.
The retailer will make four copies of the receipt for your refund, three of which will be received by the purchaser. If photocopies of the receipt are received the retailer must sign and stamp the copies to validate them. If you prefer the refund to be made by check, a Tax-free Shopping Check for the amount to be refunded to the customer must be given along with the receipt.
For the purchaser to benefit from this exemption he must leave the country within three months with the goods purchased showing them to Turkish customs officials along with the appropriate receipts and/or check.

There are four ways to receive your refund:
If the retailer gives you a check it can be cashed at a bank in the customs area at the airport. If it is not possible to cash the check upon departure or if you do not wish to cash it then, the customer must, within one month, send a copy of the receipt showing that the goods have left the country to the retailer who will, within ten days upon receiving the receipt, send a bank transfer to the purchaser's hank or address.
If the certified receipt and check are brought back to the retailer on a subsequent visit within one-month of the date of customs certification, the refund can be made directly to the purchaser.
Retailers may directly refund the amount to trustworthy customers upon purchase
The refund may be made by the organization of those companies that are authorized to make tax refunds.

For additional information, contact:
Maliye Bakanlığı, Gelirler Genel MüdürlügüKDV Subesi(Ministry of Finance and Tax Dept. General Directorate, VAT Branch)
06100, Ulus - Ankara
Tel: (312) 310 38 80/725 - 728 - 735, Fax: (312) 311 45 10




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