Turkey : CHP lawmakers rebelled against new tax on mobile phones: Bring breath and cage tax as well

After the TRT share received from mobile phones, Special Consumption Tax (SCT) and Value Added Tax (VAT), 1 percent of the tax for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism caused the reaction of opposition lawmakers.

CHP Muğla Deputy Süleyman Girgin, criticizing the new tax, said, “There were 70 taxes, it was 71 but it was not enough. He said, “Breathe, sleep, brush your teeth.”

CHP Antalya Deputy Çetin Osman Budak responded, “The bill of bad management in the economy is cut to citizens at every opportunity.”

A 1 percent tax on mobile phones will come into effect on March 19, 2020. Citizens pay 18 percent VAT when purchasing mobile phones, 25 percent, 40 and 50 percent SCT according to the tax base, and 10 percent bandroll fee.


In his statement at the Turkish Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Girgin said: ‘Sit down, tax, get up tax …

* They will now be levied on tax. The citizen has no power to bear. We had 70 kinds of taxes, now it is 71. Tax on bread, tax on water. You lived tax, you died tax. The hole does not catch the big patch.

* I think little taxes, I invite power to be creative. You can impose a living tax for every year we live after age 65. You can impose taxes on breathing, sleeping, brushing teeth, taking children to the park. Why shouldn’t the bird feeders pay the cage tax at home? Control tax should be imposed so that TRT can be watched in order not to change excess channels.

Süleyman Girgin

They could get a second phone with the taxes they paid

CHP Antalya Deputy Çetin Osman Budak said that with the taxes paid by the citizens, they will get almost as much money from their pockets as a second mobile phone, and said:

* As much as we do, there is no other country loaded on the Special Consumption Tax. No production, no investment, cogs stopped. When the investor sees the internal and external developments in the country, he does not trust and does not invest. The government chooses the shortest way to cut the bill to the citizen.