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One of the most commonly used terms for a person or business registered in any country’s tax system is “taxpayer”. However, this term can have a complex meaning for some people. In Turkey, it is defined as follows as it appears in the law: a natural or legal entity who owes tax according to the tax laws.  Here is a simple explanation of the word taxpayer in general:

What is a Taxpayer?

Taxpayer refers to a person or organization that is subject to tax laws as a person or entity. That is, taxpayers are obliged by the taxing authorities to comply with the tax laws of a particular country. This may include various types of taxation such as personal income tax, corporate income tax, VAT (Value Added Tax). By fulfilling taxation processes and obligations, taxpayers contribute to the collection of government revenues.

Who can be a Taxpayer?

Taxpayer status may vary depending on a person’s or business’ activities, income, country of residence and other factors. For example, if a person is working, they may be subject to personal income tax. If a business operates, it may be subject to corporate income tax. However, each country’s tax laws are different and taxpayer status may vary by country.


The word taxpayer is important for anyone interested in tax laws and their operation. When a person or business is considered a taxpayer, it has to comply with the tax laws of that country and fulfill certain tax obligations. This is a process that contributes to collecting tax revenues and financing public services.