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Turkey Increases Allowed Time Spent Outside Technology Development Zones and R&D and Design Centers for R&D Personnel Incentives — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

Turkey published Presidential Decision No. 5806 in the Official Gazette on 21 July 2022, which provides for a temporary increase in the time that personnel are allowed to spend outside technology development zones (TDZs) and R&D and design centers, while still qualifying for related tax incentives. As part of Law No. 7263 of 28 January 2021, the incentives were amended, including that the incentives for personnel engaged in R&D were extended to include time spent outside of TDZs and R&D and design centers, provided that the time spent outside does not exceed 20% of total working hours, which was increased to 50% by Presidential Decision No. 4625 with effect from 17 October 2021 to 31 December 2022. As provided by Presidential Decision No. 5806, the allowed time spent outside is increased to 75% with effect from 21 July 2022 to 31 December 2023.