Discreet top taxpayer revealed as state-run energy giant Botaş

Discreet top taxpayer revealed as state-run energy giant Botaş

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Discreet top taxpayer revealed as state-run energy giant Botaş

The state-run energy giant Botaş has been revealed to be Turkey’s biggest taxpayer.

A total of 27 corporate tax champions and 53 top individual taxpayers in two top 100 taxpayers’ lists had prefered to remain discreet, Aug. 8 report said.

According to the company’s 2016 budget, which was issued on its official website, Botaş made a profit worth 8.9 billion Turkish Liras in the 2016 period as it paid 1.9 billion liras in taxes.

In the top corporate taxpayers list, the champion had wanted to remain anonymous, according to the Revenue Administration (GİB) of the Finance Ministry. 

The state-run Ziraat Bank ranked second in the list with a tax payment of more than 1.8 billion liras ($510 million), followed by the Central Bank, which was the top taxpayer of the previous year at 1.6 billion liras ($453 million).