"Know What You Pay" Project
Freedom Research Association launched its “Verdiğine İyi Bak!”(Know what you pay) project with a seminar event in Taksim Elite World Hotel on 21 December 2017. A wide range of interested participants from tax consultants, civil society, and academia to press representatives attended the launch event which took place with the contributions of Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s Istanbul Office.
The project has a unique stance as the Turkey’s first of its kind tax awareness initiative. Through a comprehensive but very user friendly tax calculator, an online module calculates the amount of taxes the citizens pay in a few easy steps. The module also provides the budget items these taxes are allocated to. The aim of the project is to increase the tax awareness among Turkish citizens via social media campaigns and civic education.