jearden

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Hello Celtic.
We have a legally formed complex owners committee with an appointed owner manager. We want to engage the services of a Turkish gardener who currently works cash in hand for a number of locals. We obviously can’t employ him on that basis and he does not want to be employed through a company.

So the questions:
· Is there a self-employed status in Turkey similar to the UK.
· Can our committee legally employ him as a self-employed worker.
· Is it a straightforward process for him to register, albeit he has to account for his own tax and SSK.
 

celtic

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Hello Celtic.
We have a legally formed complex owners committee with an appointed owner manager. We want to engage the services of a Turkish gardener who currently works cash in hand for a number of locals. We obviously can’t employ him on that basis and he does not want to be employed through a company.

So the questions:
· Is there a self-employed status in Turkey similar to the UK.
· Can our committee legally employ him as a self-employed worker.
· Is it a straightforward process for him to register, albeit he has to account for his own tax and SSK.

Hi Jearden,

Yes, there's a self-empoying institute in Turkish labour law as well as in the UK(I'm, too, working as a self employed lawyer at my own office). However, a person has to meet the requirements before working as a self employed person, like having a tax account and getting registered at social security institution.

You can employ such a worker as paying him a certain fee. But to employ a worker who doesn't meet the requirements of being a self employed one may cost you to pay more than 50.000 TL fine when it's ascertained by the SGK.

Hope this helps.
 

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