According to data accessed from the Revenues Administration (GİB), informants who reported tax evaders to the government received TL 3 million in rewards in 2012.
There were 196 whistleblowers who received a total of TL 3 million last year though their names were not revealed for reasons of confidentiality. The data indicate that most of the whistleblowers are workers who gave tip-offs concerning their employers who evaded taxes, while some had even reported their own family members. Informants are paid 10 percent of the amount that GİB collects from the tax evaders. One-third of the reward is paid during the assessment of the tax evader, while the remainder is paid after the total amount is collected from the errant taxpayer. In 2011, the rewards given to whistleblowers amounted to TL 4 million, a 100 percent increase from the previous year.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Finance is working on mechanisms to improve the reward system to increase the number of tip-offs. The ministry collected a total of TL 321 million in fines in 2012 from evaders of corporate tax, income tax, value-added tax and special consumption tax.
CihanGüncelleme Tarihi: 23 Mayıs 2013, 17:52