You Can Receive a Tax
Refund for the Goods
You Purchased In Turkey.
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
Retailers that qualify for tax refunds
must be "authorized for refund."
These retailers must display a permit
received from their respective tax
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
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
If the retailer gives you a check
it can he 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, .e 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 thin one-month
of the date of customs certification,
the refund can be made directly to
Retailers may directly refund the
amount to trustworthy customers upon
The refund may be made by the organization
of those companies that are authorized
to make tax refunds
Ministry of Finance and Tax Dept.
General Directorate, (Maliye Bakanligi,
Gelirler Genel Müdürlügü) KDV Subesi
06100, Ulus - Ankara
Tel: (312) 310 38 80/725 -
728 - 735
Fax: (312) 311 45 10