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How can I get a Turkish Tax ID Number Online?

Published June 11th, 2021 and viewed 3069 times.

First things first.

Why do you need a Tax ID Number?

In Turkey, you will need a tax identification number in order to;

  • Buy a Real Estate
  • Open a Bank Account
  • Subscribe for Water, Electricity, etc.
  • Apply for a Residence Permit.
  • Get Health Insurance

and the list goes on and on.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Tax Identification Number in Turkey?

You do not need to pay anything to get your tax ID number. It's completely free.

There are two ways to get a Tax Identification Number. Either you can go to the local tax office or you can apply for it online. First, let's see how to get it from a tax office.

Getting a Tax Identification Number from a Tax Office

To get a tax identification number from a tax office, all you need is going to be your passport and a copy of your passport. In the tax office, there will be a single-page form that you will fill. The total process will take less than 10 minutes. And you will get your tax identification number right away.

Location of Alanya Tax Office : https://goo.gl/maps/DBwY8Tk4eV47uvXq6

Getting a Tax Identification Number Online

It's quite easy to get your tax identification number online.  Here's how to do it step by step.

  1. First of all, you need to scan your passport. (The pages with photo and personal information)
  2. Visit the official online tax office https://ivd.gib.gov.tr/
  3. On the home page find and click the link named "Yabancılar İçin Potansiyel Vergi Kimlik Numarası (APPLICATION FOR NON-CITIZEN'S POTENTIAL TAX NUMBER)"
  4. A form will pop up. It's an English & Turkish Form. So fill the form.
  5. After clicking the Tamam (OK) Button. You will be asked to upload a photo of your passport. Press the button named "Dosyaları Seç" and upload the file. (File size must be under 1mb)
  6. If you entered the correct information you will get a PDF file in Turkish. In that file try to find "Potansiyel Vergi Kimlik Numarası", which shows your Tax Id Number.

When you are filling the form and using a Turkish keyboard, please do not use the letter "ı" use capital "I" or "i" instead which may cause errors.

Samet Çelmeli
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