Published On: Fri, Oct 5th, 2012

YouTube to pay tax in Turkey

Like in the rest of the world video-sharing website YouTube is immensely used by millions in Turkey each day.

There have been times when the video giant (part of Google) has been in trouble with Turkish authorities on account of tax problems as well as undesired videos on the site insulting Turkey and respected personalities such as Atatürk.

After having carried this burden for a long while the Turkish authorities have finaly had a relief as YouTube has decide to open an office in Turkey, as well.

It is estimated that this will help all kinds of communications to flow faster and much more efficiently and tax problem will be history.

To verify this situation, Transportation and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim said in a conference that the website had finally decided to be resident in Turkey and provide more Turkish content in which case the firm would be required topay Turkish tax as well.

Yıldırım also added “court decisions will now be binding to implement for the website and thus undesired and insulting material/publications will be removed. Furthermore, it will also pay taxes on its operations.”

We believe this step may also help YouTube in its tough compeetition with local video sites such as etc.

Editor, BTT


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