Turkey’s new tax on accommodation services to come into force in January

A new tax implemented by the Turkish Finance Ministry on accommodation services will come into force on Jan. 1, 2023. The tax will cover hotels, motels, holiday resorts, guesthouses etc. 

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Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Ministry has brought a new tax under the name of “accommodation tax” which will be taken from holiday facilities such as hotels, camps, hostels, guesthouses and mountain houses. Those staying in tents in these facilities will be also charged with the “accommodation tax,” according to reporting by the daily Hürriyet.

The new tax imposes a 2% charge on accommodation services. Weddings, cocktails, meetings, congresses or similar events will be covered within the framework of this tax.

The relevant regulation was in fact published in 2019, but its effective date has been postponed since then and it will enter into force on Jan. 1, 2023.