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18 June 2018
Electronic notification addresses
The Law amending the Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law and Other Laws (the Amendment Law) was published in the Official Gazette on 15 March 2018 and entered into force on the same date.
Although the law introduced amendments to the Tax Procedural Law, the Cooperatives Law, the Customs Law and the Law on Fees, this update focuses on the amendments to the Notification Law.
The amendments introduced to the Notification Law have significantly broadened the scope of parties for which electronic notification is compulsory. Prior to the amendments, electronic notification was compulsory only for:
In contrast, following the amendments, electronic notification is now compulsory for a wide range of real persons and legal entities, including:
In addition to the abovementioned list, the Amendment Law also states that electronic notification will be compulsory for any party that has voluntarily requested to receive an electronic notification address.
According to the Amendment Law, Posta ve Telgraf Teşkilatı (PTT), the national post and telegraph directorate, will generate electronic notification addresses for real persons based on their identity number and legal entities based on their system number. As a result, each party will be entitled to receive only one electronic notification address. Electronic notification addresses must be submitted to the relevant authorities, which are entitled to make notifications under the Notification Law, following their receipt by the relevant real person or legal entity.
The relevant amendments introduced by the Amendment Law to the Notification Law will enter into force on 1 January 2019. However, the provisional article, which regulates the PTT's authority to collect the required information and documents to generate electronic addresses, entered into force on 15 March 2018. Accordingly, the PTT is entitled to collect information and documents from:
Such information and documents must be submitted to the PTT within one month from the PTT's request.
For further information on this topic please contact Onur Ergönen or Gamze Güngör at Acar & Ergonen Law Firm by telephone (+90 212 358 07 00) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). The Acar & Ergonen Law Firm website can be accessed at www.acarergonen.av.tr.
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