Turkey's Presidency of Revenue Administration (GIB) announced the first hundred of the corporate tax and the income tax record holders for 2015.
Semahat Arsel, board member of Turkey's largest conglomerate Koç Holding, was ranked first among income tax payers with TL 45.1 million ($15.57 million) tax accrued on her behalf.
Among the first ten taxpayers, five were members of the Koç family, while two of the top 10 chose to remain anonymous.
Climbing up from last year's 58th spot, the popular Turkish comedian Cem Yılmaz ranked 42nd with 5.2 million Turkish Lira in taxes paid, surpassing some of Turkey's renowned industrialists.
Here are the top income tax record holders in 2015:
|1.||Semahat Arsel||TL 45.157.918|
|2.||Mustafa Rahmi Koç||TL 44.328.231|
|3.||Şarık Tara||TL 35.853.563|
|4.||Suna Kıraç||TL 27.338.945|
|5.||Mustafa Vehbi Koç||TL 25.971.943|
|7.||Mehmet Ömer Koç||TL 21.025.415|
|8.||Feri Faik Şahenk||TL 21.024.526|
Among the first ten of the corporations were seven banks, four of them private. The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) was the record holder of the last year with 2.35 billion Turkish Lira.
Out of the total hundred record holders, 69 companies are based in Istanbul, followed by Ankara with 20, Kocaeli with three and Izmir and Antalya with two corporations.
The total corporate tax of 2015 accrued from tax payers amounted to 38,983,279,133 Turkish Lira.
22 corporations on the first hundred list chose to remain anonymous.
Here are the top 10 corporate record holders:
|1.||Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey||TL 2.350.350.777,01|
|2.||T.C Ziraat Bankası||TL 772.929.214,81|
|4.||Türkiye Garanti Bankası||TL 718.963.680,66|
|5.||Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri||TL 423.065.772,46|
|6.||Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası||TL 390.772.095,14|
|7.||Türkiye İş Bankası||TL 356.773.284,76|
|8.||General Directorate Of State Airports Authority||TL 340.004.736,10|
|9.||Yapı Kredi Bankası||TL 339.916.655,49|
|10.||Türkiye Elektrik İletişim||TL 274.216.859,32|