The announcement that made certain changes on tax collection protocols of the banks based on the authority vested to the Ministry of Treasury and Finance as per Article 41 of Law No. 6183 on the Procedures of Collection of Public Receivables (the “Announcement”) has been published on the website of the Revenue Administration Presidency on 15 December 2019.
In accordance with the Announcement, as of 1 January 2020;
- all taxes, fees, penalties and other receivables which are being pursued and collected by tax offices will only be collected through state banks (T.C Ziraat Bankası A.Ş., Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş., Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O., Ziraat Katılım Bankası A.Ş., Vakıf Katılım Bankası A.Ş., Türkiye Emlak Katılım Bankası A.Ş.) (“Tax Collection Banks”) and Posta ve Telgraf Teskilatı A.Ş. (“PTT”) apart from tax office payment desks;
- tax collections in cash, from accounts, with cheques, debit cards, via bank transfers or EFT cannot be made through authorities and institutions other than tax offices, PTT and Tax Collection Banks; and
- certain payments listed under the Announcement (such as motor vehicles tax, traffic administrative fines, administrative fines under the Law on Highway Transportations) will continue to be collected through Private Banks (Türk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş., Akbank T.A.Ş., Şekerbank T.A.Ş., Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş., Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş., Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş., ING Bankası A.Ş., QNB Finansbank A.Ş., HSBC Bank A.Ş., Alternatifbank A.Ş., Denizbank A.Ş., Aktif Yatırım Bankası A.Ş., Odea Bank A.Ş., Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş., Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş., Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası A.Ş.); however, such payments will be only made by using credit cards.