Tradesmen want support to continue for another year

Turkey Tradesmen and Artisans Confederation (TESK) Chairman Bendevi Palandöken, said that the most damaged part of the trades in the outbreak.

Stating that the expectation of the tradesmen whose workplaces are closed, the bread boats are opened as soon as possible by taking the necessary measures, Palandöken stated that the tradesmen and artisans are the preventers of hidden unemployment and that the biggest source in indirect tax is also provided by this group.

Palandöken, “The month of March, when tax returns will be filed for tradesmen. We want the tax debt of our tradesmen who cannot be opened due to the pandemic or whose jobs have fallen.” said.

Polandöken pointed out that tradesmen had to keep first class books due to turnover and said, “The amount of the products sold by our tradesmen is high and the turnover is increasing because the profit is low. We demand that the bookkeeping limits be increased.” he spoke.

Palandöken, on the other hand, emphasized that tradesmen, whose expenses increased considerably during the epidemic period, had difficulties in paying their social security premiums, and that the reduction of premiums was their priority.


Explaining that the continuation of the support provided during the Covid-19 epidemic period will relieve the tradesmen, Palandöken said, “The pandemic is not over yet, even if the workplaces are opened, the support given should be continued for another year. You cannot earn money immediately by opening a business.” used the expressions.

Palandöken reminded that the first installment payments in the structured debts will also expire at the beginning of March, and that tradesmen who have not yet opened their workplaces or who work part-time cannot make the debt payments, and that it is necessary to facilitate the payment of restructuring debts.

Polandöken pointed out that they support the steps taken to protect small tradesmen against unfair competition and added that legal arrangements should be made as soon as possible to amend the Law on the Regulation of Retail Trade, which regulates the activities of shopping malls and chain markets.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by

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