How to Calculate Minimum Living Allowance

calculator-lgnGross minimum wage effective as of the beginning of first fiscal year for employees aged 16 or more and working in industrial section is 666 TL.

The employee is married to a non-employed spouse and has 3 dependant children.

Definition of Minimum Living Allowance

According to the regulations on article 32 of Income Tax Law no 193, with effect from 1 February 2008, minimum living allowance will be applied in taxation of wages.

In accordance with regulation, after calculating the amount of tax the employees who receive income from wages, the amount of the minimum living allowance calculated in accordance with the regulations will be reduced from the payable income tax. According to this, the minimum wage rate effective as of the beginning of first fiscal year for employees aged 16 or more applies.

The tax assessment is charged at annual total minimum wage.

Looking behind the mask: What turkish employees think

istihdamThe most used, best known human resources service in the world must be 'recruiting'. At this point, the fact that applicants have reactions based on their cultural differences should be considered natural. What is the situation in Turkey compared to other countries?

Human behaviour differs from one country to another. We all know this and we try to act in accordance with the traditions of the country we are doing business with. We can tell how to act at a business meeting, how to present our business card.

When it comes to human management at first there are not so many differences. Especially in global economy, we assume that there are no great differences among the countries.

Payroll Outsourcing Services Provide Flexibility

Datassist has been offering payroll outsourcing services to companies in Turkey since 1999. The purpose of this service is to convince clients to target growth on quality of service rather than on profits

turkisdncorpA technology-oriented human resources company, Datassist, has managed to firmly established itself in Turkey as a payroll application service provider (ASP) despite the 2001 financial crisis that affected so many businesses.

“I want to highlight that we have a very successful team; the importance of a well-trained team is unquestionable. We also think we are responsible for the cultivation of the sector,” General Manager Ayse Uca, who set up the company in 1999, told the Turkish Daily News.

Payroll outsourcing in Turkey

PROS and CONS in Payroll Outsourcing in Turkey

  • Primarily, foreign companies and companies with foreign partners have utilized payroll services for the last 10 years.
  • Most Turkish companies are reluctant to payroll outsourcing, because more than half of the employees' wages are not recorded in Turkey. 
  • Only major corporate Turkish companies that aim to perform in the global market tend to outsource their payroll services.

It is a crime to search for employees with better Physical attributes

General Manager of Human Resources Company Datassist, Ayşe Uça, stated that, the New Turkish Criminal code contains very heavy articles concerning the employers. Uça said that "If a person who was not offered employment because he [or she] was not deemed 'presentable' applies to judicial authorities with proof, this may result in the imprisonment of the employer".

ayse-uca-2Uça stated that the new law brings heavy burdens for employers who discriminate, "using the term 'presentable' in job advertisements, identifying university names like ODTÜ, Bosporus is considered to be discriminatory. It has become very tough to select and place employees. Candidates who can prove they have been subject to discrimination may request substantial amounts of indemnity".

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