Information about Payroll in Turkey

AZKAN Group offers payroll in Turkey services / Umbrella Company Turkey

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Istanbul Office :+ 90.212.988.02.52

Paris Office : +331.

Payroll in Turkey allows you to have a subsidiary “with lower costs and without creating a legal structure”. In this way, you have an employee working full time for you. This employee is recruited by us (signature of contract, management of local administrative tasks): recruitment Turkey solution.



  • You have only one interlocutor concerning the monitoring of your employee in Turkey
  • No needs to create a subsidiary in Turkey
  • No bookkeeping in Turkey

Payroll in Turkey – How does it work ? 

Our objective as Payroll in Turkey Company is to offer a solution adapted to our customers’ needs. Indeed, our teams based locally are qualified to provide you requested services by adapting their strategies to your needs and expectations.

 They can also give you advice and information about Turkish market, on the pros and cons of the internationalization of your activity as well as on best strategic choices to be made. Our success is due to our capacity to detect relevant and matching profiles but also to our performing, complete and personalized payroll services. We can support  you as Umbrella Company Turkey. We have our own legal entity  in Istanbul which allows us to declare your employee. In a first time, you pay us the equivalent of the employee’s wages and taxes. Then, Azkan Group is in charge of local declaration, payment of payroll taxes, employer and salary payments. Azkan Group is recognized as a local PEO (Professional Employer Organization) Turkey and payroll service provider in Turkey.

Why put a third party in charge of payroll in Turkey?

In addition to helping you with your hiring process, we can be put in charge of payroll in Turkey for your company’s benefit, but what are some of the advantages of this service?

Organizing your own solution in house for payroll in Turkey would require you to create your own dedicated legal structure, which is not particularly convenient when you spend most of your time abroad or if it means hiring additional staff simply to keep up with payroll management. Outsourcing payroll management allows you to focus on what you do best and gives you peace of mind.

Payroll in Turkey is regulated and needs to follow a strict set of legal rules which may be complicated to grasp. We make sure every aspect of your payroll process is up to par for your employees in Turkey and save you the effort of having to dedicate a whole branch of your company to employing Turkish staff. That way, your accounting is simplified, and you do not need to modify your business model simply to accommodate payroll in Turkey. Our payroll solution as an umbrella company helps you save time and protect your investments.

Being based locally also means we can be a true relation facilitator between yourself, your employees and the authorities by helping you to make sure everything is running smoothly at all times. We optimise our solutions based on our clients’ individual needs and our locally based experts, always having your best interests at heart, strive to report to you every step of the way and to provide you with all the necessary information to make the right decisions regarding how we handle payroll in Turkey on your behalf. Regardless of the size of your company, outsourcing payroll locally is the perfect way to ensure employee satisfaction and overall efficiency.

Payroll in Turkey – as elsewhere – requires you to have a dedicated HR department, complete with additional accountants. Having us handle this side of your business for you is an excellent way to save costs by avoiding the necessity to dedicate in-house resources, both in terms of personnel and office space. We can take care of everything from employee pay to tax and report filing. Our complete solution means all social, administrative and legal aspects of your activities in Turkey can be handled under the best circumstances possible.

Additional services for Payroll in Turkey:                         

 Possibility to rent an office in Istanbul (serviced office Istanbul): Azkan Group provides you offices to accommodate your employees. These premises are modern, equipped and furnished for a certain comfort.

Support in recruitment Turkey: as Turkey HR firm, Azkan Group detects local profiles which correspond to your criteria (complementary support to our Umbrella Company Turkey solution).

Work Permit Turkey  and Residence Permit Turkey: we can also help to monitor such requests.

Our success:

We can measure our success to our customers’ satisfaction. The main factor of this success is our involvement in the long term, our sense of service and partnership to our customers. We have strong experiences in many sectors such as industry, engineering, automotive, energy …

Azkan Group was able to intervene quickly by managing all the social, administrative and legal aspects of our needs in Payroll in Istanbul. A big thanks for their professionalism of their team in Paris and Istanbul!
International Manager

Inane GURBUZ is often invited on TV and Media in order to present opportunities in Turkish market. Here is an interview on French LCI channel 

Azkan Group on LCI

Video: Turkey’s major challenges in 2017 

Intervention of Inane GURBUZ on the program “The  Rendez-vous of Geopolitics”

Azkan Group Emission

Interview Euronews


Discover interview of Azkan Group on Euronews

Publication of First Book  dedicated to Management in Turkey :

« Doing business in Turkey : A guide to success”


Edition 2015 – Lignes de Repères – 72 pages – 12€

Written by Executive Manager EMEA of Azkan Group : Inane GURBUZ

Click here for more information about it.

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Recruitment Turkey

Since 2005, we are operating as a Recruitment Turkey Agency, Human Resources and Head Hunter Office for profiles designed to work in Turkey.

Consulting / International support

Since 2005, AZKAN Group has a team of local experts and regular speakers who supports to develop your international activities.

Partners detection

With all the experience accumulated since 2005 in support of overseas companies in our host country, we are your ideal contact in detecting potential partners in Turkey,.

Work permit Turkey

As a consulting firm specialized in Turkey, Azkan Group offers support its candidates in getting work permit Turkey.

Istanbul : + 90 212 988 02 52

Nish Istanbul Bahçelievler Sanayi Cad. 11, Istanbul

Paris : + 33 (0) 1 40 37 26 74

1 Quai de la Garonne - 75019 Paris

Turkey a country with strong growth

Turkey is a country with strong economic growth, with a very young middle class population, half of the country’s population is on 30 years old average. Its industry’s competitiveness, wages below European average, workforce’s quality, and its urban and young population as well as the central position of Turkey make it a destination of choice for business. Payroll in Turkey solution is offering a very good gateway to tame it.

Turkey, a strategic position for your business

Istanbul is the only city to be on two different continents: Europe and Asia. A bridge connects them. There is no better symbol to embody the crossroads of business.

You also would like to approach Turkish market. You can start your business by hiring a local employee via Umbrella Company solution.

Our payroll service in Turkey is part of a management contract between you, international company, and Azkan Group. We take care of your employee’s all administrative, legal and rights:

  • Establishment of local employment contract
  • Declaration to Turkish Social Security
  • Payment of all taxes, social contributions…
  • Payment of monthly salary
  • It is therefore a tripartite agreement between a local employee (white collar, engineers…), a payroll services provider and client, regardless of its activity.

Local employee will be Key Contact for any needs and process in Turkish market. He will be your local expert, recruited by ourselves.

Payroll in Turkey guarantees your business development’s success

Local business environment is very attractive for your foreign investors. We observe it for you and share with you all advices needed to succeed.

This umbrella company solution driven by Azkan Group represents an opportunity to develop your sales and your network before any investment like company set-up.

We attentively study with expertise your project’s feasibility and potential. Then, we can support until the operational start of the mission.

Indeed, our skills are covering also work permit and residence permit applications in Turkey.

  • Local Support

You’ll benefit of our local expert team solutions all along your project. We inform you about local specificities, support you to define exactly your target. Last but not least, your project will be driven one of our best profiles. Selected employee is already used to local habits in negotiation.

In Turkey, business relations are very formal, the notion of hierarchy is very present and when you start negotiations, it is essential to identify right decision maker. Turkish market is definitively driven by network, so working alone in this market, without local intermediary or Turkish staff would be almost impossible. Also, this market is evolving very quickly, so your employee, under our payroll solution, will be able to keep you informed about developments on time.

Thanks to our payroll in Turkey solution, we guarantee you all these best practices.

  • Istanbul, beating heart of umbrella company solution in Turkey

Attractiveness of Istanbul offers you multiple solutions. But there are other important cities in  Turkish economy, we can discuss it together. Nevertheless, Turkey is an open market where payroll in Turkey will offer you return on investment. As local opportunities are various: penetrate local young target, develop partnerships in sectors like automotive, glass, cement, construction etc. Turkey has more than 20 sectors having high development potential.

Whether to test a new product or penetrate a new market, we are here.

Benefits of payroll / umbrella company solution

Main advantage for companies is to get external skills. It will offer you a local point of view, mainly if your aim is to cover an unknown foreign market.

Other advantage is that this new employee, under our payroll, will act as an external consultant. Therefore, he isn’t included in your salary budget. Nevertheless, you’ll manage him as your employee dedicated only for your project in Turkish market.

Our payroll in Turkey solution allows you to get a subsidiary « at less cost and without legal structure to set-up ».

Taxes rates for 2020 have been published in Turkey by local authorities.
You can find below new decisions for current period.

2021 Minimum Wage has been announced 

Following the meeting of the Minimum Wage Commission, the minimum wage including the AGI was 2825.9 TL Net. The gross amount was determined as 3.577,50TL.

Here is the cost for employer regarding the minimum wage :


Social Security Employee’s Part  612,59  
Unemployment Employee’s Part  39,53      
Income Revenue  503,98   Gross Minimum Wage 3.577,50
Stamp income  30      


  Unemployment Employer’s Part (TL/Month) 



What was the Turkish minimum wage increase in 2021 ?

The minimum wage determination commission has decided on the 2021 wage. The minimum wage has increased by 500 lira compared to the previous year, it has increased by 21.56 percent. The Turkish minimum wage is now 2825.9 TL Net.