Tax hikes on alcohol, tobacco and electricity in TurkeyStaff writer ▼ | January 4, 2016
The government of Turkey increased special taxes on the goods two days after announcing a 30 percent hike in the minimum wage for workers with January 1.
New Year, new rules The minimum tax rate on tobacco increased by 5.1%
The minimum fixed tax rate for beer has been increased by 0.18 liras to 1.03 liras. The minimum fixed tax rate for two liters of raki has been increased by 23 liras to 130.68 liras.
Electricity prices were also increased by 6.8 percent as of January 1.
A special tax that is added to mobile phone sales has also been hiked by 30 percent to 160 liras. ■