It will come as good news to many international companies that under the double taxation agreement (DTA) between Germany and Turkey the refund of stoppage tax is possible.

On 1 August 2012 the DTA came into effect between the two countries and could be applied retrospectively back to 1 January 2011. This means the period of the double taxation came to nineteen months. In these nineteen months both German and Turkish companies can apply for a refund of taxes paid.

Under the agreement German companies engaging in Turkey have the opportunity to get part or all of stoppage tax amount paid to Turkey refunded. Despite this opportunity, the law only provides a small window to apply for these refunds. It is therefore necessary to introduce the proceedings in a timely manner.

Navigating through the tax return process can be complicated. Our tax law experts deal daily with the process and are familiar with the mechanisms of the tax authorities, so the likelihood of getting your refund is greatly increased.

AC & Coll. have many years of experience in the cooperation with both German and Turkish companies. We are experienced in the process of tax refund and can apply to the appropriate authorities to ensure you correctly manage your tax obligations. For more information on this topic or for your general tax inquires contact us to see how we can help.