Branches are taxed solely on the income derived from activities in Turkey since they are regarded as non-resident entities for Turkish tax purposes. Branch profits are subject to Turkish CIT at the rate of 22%.
The branch profit transferred to headquarters (i.e. upstream income repatriation) is subject to dividend WHT at a rate of 15%, which might be reduced if there is a bilateral tax treaty between Turkey and the country of which the principal is a resident for income tax purposes. See the Withholding taxes section for a list of countries with which Turkey has an applicable tax treaty.
Last Reviewed - 26 July 2019