Lawyer in Turkey: Minimum Wages Turkey 2015 (2nd period)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Minimum Wages Turkey 2015 (2nd period)

The Turkish government adjusts the minimum wages twice a year. This happens every year on the 1st of January and the 1st of July.

Recently, the Turkish government  has announced the minimum wage for the 2nd period of 2015, (1st July 2015 - 31 December 2015).

Hours full employment
The statutory working hours of a full-time employment has a maximum of 45 hours a week. If the number of hours exceeds the maximum, then we are talking about overtime.
We are talking about overtime, when you have to work more than your usual working hours.

Mostly working time is is from Monday to Friday and the half of the day on Saturday. This can change when your manager works with shifts.

The wage has to be paid on the agreed payment period, f.e. weekly, monthly or every 4 weeks. 

The gross salary may consist of:
  • the basic salary in your employment contract has been agreed;
  • the allowances for performance, shifts, irregular hours, standby duty and working conditions;
  • the fixed bonus for the sales you make any payment and you will receive;
  • the rewards of third parties caused by the work.
The total of these amount may not be less than the minimum wage.

Minimum wage amount
To avoid problems in the future with the tax authorities, we recommend to check the paid amounts with the wage slip. These must be exactly the same.
If you pay in cash, let your staff monthly sign the wage slip (your accountant will create the slip monthly).

Period 01.07.2015 - 31.12.2015
Gross Salary1.273,50
Social Insurance Employee SGK 14%178,29
Unemployment insurance 1%12,74
Income Tax 15% (*)72,26
Cost of living allowance (agi)90,11
Stamp tax 7,59% (*)9,67
Total Deductions272,96
Net Salary1000,54

Gross Salary1.273,50
Employer contribution Social Insurance SGK 15,5%197,39
Unemployment insurance 2%25,47
Total costs employer1.496,36

The minimum page for the first period of 2015 was previously announced on our website.

Apartments staff
The legislation distinguishes apartments staff. There are more than 200,000 people who are registered as apartment staff (kapıcı). The government has made ​​an exception for this group allowing an exemption from income tax (gelir vergisi) and withholding tax (withholding tax). The exemption creates a higher net income. The total cost to the employer will remain the same.

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