How to get a Turkish Tax Number as a Foreigner in Turkey?

How to get a Turkish Tax Number as a Foreigner in Turkey?

We know that buying a property for sale in Turkey can be complex from time to time. Without the right guidance and reliable experience, you can lose your way easily. In this article, we are going to cover the Turkish tax number.

If you want to buy a property for sale in Turkey or start a company then this article is just for you! Before writing the steps for obtaining a tax number, we suggest that you consider what it is, what it is for, and whether it is necessary at all?

What is a Turkish Tax Number?

In short, it's a 10-digit number that is assigned to individuals. With this 10-digit number, governmental institutions can control business activities and determine which actions are taxable or tax-exempt. The tax number is given to:

  • Legal entities,
  • Legal entities having no tax liabilities,
  • Foreign nationals who do not have foreign identity numbers,
  • Foreign legal entities.

In some places, you can see it as a tax number or tax registration number, or TIN in short. In Turkish it means “vergi kimlik numarası” or “vergi numarası”.

What is it for?

Basically, this number is for paying taxes. It is used by individuals and legal entities. Tax number can help you to take:

When buying a property, you need to obtain a certificate under your name, you will not be able to obtain this certificate without a tax number.

Do you need one?

Do you need a tax number if you are not going to open a company in Turkey? The answer is YES. Especially if you want to buy a property or obtain citizenship. It is one of the essential stages of obtaining citizenship.

How to get a tax number?

There are 3 different ways that you can get it:

  • In-person application,
  • Online application.

In-person application

You need to visit a Tax Office (Vergi Dairesi) to obtain a TIN.

What kind of documents do you need?

  • Passport (original and copy for insurance purposes)
  • The address of your residence (this may be the address of the hotel)
  • Turkish phone number (SMS will be sent to this number)

How to Get a Turkish Tax Number Online?

The other way, of course, is an online application. You can visit the Interactive Tax Office’s web page. And then you need to follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Application For Non-Citizen’s Potential Tax Number.” You will see a form.
  2. Fill out the form and submit it.
  3. Once you fill out the form, the system will give you a TIN.

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