Financial supports are unrequited payments for certain projects and activities, in accordance with the strategies in the Regional Plan, prepared by the agency.
Technical support is the support that the Agency gives to contribute to the works of local actors which are important in terms of regional development but encountering some difficulties in the preparation and application stages due to lack of institutional capacity. The following are targeted with the technical supports given by the Agency;
Support of the planning works of local governments,
Support of the local governments’ activities implementing plans of programs of region and enhancing the capacity of local development,
Supporting works of other public institutions and organizations in the region, works, which can contribute to local and regional development,
Financial and technical supports have been given by the Eastern Mediterranean Development Agency since the year 2010, the Eastern Mediterranean Development Agency entered into service. A support of 7, 5 million TL to SMEs and 7 million TL to public institutions and non-governmental organizations in 2010; 15 million TL to SMEs and 8, 5 million TL to public institutions and non-governmental organizations was given in 2011, which corresponds to a total of 38 million TL in supports, within the scope of financial supports. SMEs used a fund of 30 million TL with the “Scheme for the Development of Sustainable Production and Innovative Financial Support” in 2013.
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The new Incentive System entered into force with the publication of the Declaration Related to the Decision Concerning the Government Aid in Investments on 19.06.2012 and the Application of the Decision Concerning the Government Aid in Investments on 20.06.2012 in the official gazette.
A new regulation has been made according to the Socio-economic Development Index of Provinces (2011) and a transition into province-based incentive system has been made with the New Incentive System. Kahramanmaras is in the 5th zone in the 6-zone new incentive system.
Support elements, to be provided, are shown in the table below
The new Incentive System consists of 4 different applications:
Which Supports are provided?
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Which Supports are provided?
The products, which provide all the above-stated conditions will be assessed as strategic investments.
Which Supports Are Provided?
R&D AND ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS
R&D and environmental investments benefit from VAT exemption, customs duty exemption and interest subsidy
An Example of Incentive System Implementation
Let’s assume that a company in the metal kitchen utensils sector will provide 50 employment for additional with such an investment, beginning in 2013 as follows:
Land Expenses : 500. 000 TL
Building-Construction Expenses : 500.000 TL
Imported Machinery-Equipment Expenses : 2.000.000 TL
Domestic Machinery-Equipment Expenses : 1.000.000 TL
Total Investment Amount : 4.000.000 TL
Investment in questionis entitled to benefit from the regional investment incentive schemein terms of its sector and total investment amount.
VAT exemption is non-payment of the value added tax for the machinery and equipment, investment goods, to be procured from the country or abroad within the scope of the investment incentivized.
In the event that the project of an investor, who will, within the scope of investment project, purchase domestic machinery and equipment from the country amounting to 1, 000, 000 TL and machinery and equipment from abroad amounting to 2, 000, 000 TL, benefits from the VAT exemption incentive, the investor may provide an advantage of approximately 540, 0000 TL.
VAT exemption amount = (Total Cost of Machinery and Equipment) x (Rate of VAT* )
= 3, 000, 000 TL x 0, 18 = 540, 000TL**
* Except for the special conditions specified in the VAT law, the specified rate of VAT for the machinery and equipment, investment goods, procured within the scope of Investment Incentive Certificate is 18%.
** Net contribution of the support for the companies, capable of offsetting the Value Added Tax is the same as the ease of finance until offsetting VAT.
Customs Duty Exemption
Customs Duty exemption is the non-payment of customs duty specified in the import regime for machinery and equipment, investment goods, to be procured from abroad within the scope of the investment incentivized. The annex of “Import Regime Decision” of the Customs Duty Tax Rates on the basis of sections is specified in the lists. In the event that the project of an investor, who will within the scope of investment project purchase imported machinery and equipment from abroad amounting to 2, 000, 000 TL, benefits from the customs duty exemption incentive, the investor may provide an advantage of approximately 40, 000 TL.
Customs Duty Exemption Amount = (Imported Machinery and Equipment Amount) x (Rate of Customs Duty*)
= TRY 2, 000, 000 x (2%)*= 40, 000 TL* Customs Duty Rate envisaged in the Import Region Decision varies from country to country and 2% can be considered as average rate.
Deducted Tax Rate 80%, the contribution rate to the investment 40%, total investment amount: 4 million TL
The company may benefit from a tax deduction, at 1,6 million TL. Until the tax, which will be deducted from the annual tax liabilities reaches this amount, investor will pay the corporate tax, which is 20% in Turkey, on 4%,.. Because the application, with which his project is supported, provides the utilization of incentive means even before the investment is completed, investor will be able to use 800 thousand TL of tax reduction, which is total 1, 6 million TL, for the revenues obtained from current activities in the investment period.
Social Security Premium Support (Employer’s Share)Contribution rate to the investment 35% = 4.000.000 TL * 0, 35 = TL 1.400.000 (The Upper Limit of Support)
Duration of Support: 7 Years
Labor costs are aimed to be reduced in the operating period with the Social Security Premium Support (Employer’s Share). After the investment is completed, the part of the each additional employee’s Social Security Premium Share of Employer corresponding to minimum wage will be paid from the budget of the Ministry of the Economy.
Employer’s National Insurance Contribution Amount = (Additional Employment) x (Duration)* x (Employer’s Share of National Insurance)**
= 50 employees x 84 months x TRY 141, 90
= TRY 595.980
We can calculate the number of personnel the company can employ for 7 years without paying Social Security Premium Share of Employer’s..
Upper Limit of Support/ f( (Duration) x (Employer’s Share of National Insurance))
= 1.400.000/(84 Months*141, 90) = 117 People
* “Duration” is the expression of support duration specified in the region in “months”.
** The amount which is valid for the first half of 2013. It was assumed to be constant throughout 7 years.
Interest Rate Support
Amount of Loan to be Supported= Total Fixed Investment *0, 75
= 4 million TL *0, 75 = 3 million TL
Subsidy Rate = 5 points in TL loans, 2 points in foreign currency loans
Upper Limit of Subsidy = 700.000 TL
According to this, 5 points of the interest for the 3 million TL part of the loan, which the company used within the scope of the investment may be paid by the Ministry of the Economy, until it reaches 700.000 TL, for 5 years.
On condition that an appropriate land for investments is present in the province, in which the investment will be made, it can be allocated through tender for large-scale investments, , strategic investments and regional investments, within the framework of the principles and procedures set by the Ministry of Finance.
The total investment amount, to be made on immovables cannot be less than once for the agriculture, livestock and education investments, twice for tourism investments, and three times for other investments the immovable property’s current value. Current value of the land claimed can be maximum 1.330.000 TL for an example investment amounting to 4 million TL. Annual rental value of immovable property is specified according to 0.5-2.5% of property tax and this amount is increased each year according to PPI.
Other than the supports of the Ministry of Economy and Agency, investors in Kahramanmaras can benefit from the following support mechanisms, such as: