Law & Taxes

Online payment options underway for taxes

Online payment options underway for taxes

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BANGKOK: The Customs Department is offering bill payment services through online banking, counter service and bank branches to create more convenience for taxpayers and comply with the national e-payment strategy. With the new bill payment service, taxpayers no longer need to visit the Customs Department to pay taxes, said Director-General […]

Government poised to cast tax net over online transactions

Government poised to cast tax net over online transactions

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As the world continues its relentless move online, and away from traditional retail, governments are having to find new ways to track and tax online transactions. The Thai Revenue Department is poised to cast a wider net over online vendors and other businesses that have been evading taxes. The National […]

VAT refund up to B20k for Chinese New Year

VAT refund up to B20k for Chinese New Year

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BANGKOK: The Finance Ministry plans to offer a value-added tax (VAT) refund to shoppers who spend up to B20,000 from Feb 1-15 next year in a bid to boost domestic spending amid murky economic prospects. With a B20,000 maximum and a 5% VAT refund, shoppers will be eligible for B1,000 […]

No passport required: Phuket Immigration confirms ‘passport on person’ not required despite ’Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’

No passport required: Phuket Immigration confirms ‘passport on person’ not required despite ’Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’

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PHUKET: Phuket Immigration has confirmed there is no need for foreigners to carry their passports at all times, despite the ongoing ‘Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ crackdown on illegal foreigners netting 300 foreigners in Phuket last month alone. The news also follows the Russian Embassy last week strongly advising Russian nationals […]

Phuket Immigration wind up ‘Operation X-ray Outlaw Foreigner’ crackdown

Phuket Immigration wind up ‘Operation X-ray Outlaw Foreigner’ crackdown

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Phuket Immigration officers say they’re committed to the national crackdown called Operation X-ray Out Law Foreigner, especially on overstayers. As a show of force yesterday, more than 252 officers from the Phuket Immigration Office, the Royal Thai Army, the Royal Thai Navy, the Phuket Provincial Police, Highway Police, Tourist Police […]

Phuket Customs officials destroy pirated goods worth B1.2mn

Phuket Customs officials destroy pirated goods worth B1.2mn

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PHUKET: More than 2,500 contraband items, including fake brand-name goods and illegally imported cigarettes, were destroyed at the Saphan Hin incinerator yesterday (Oct 11). The items destroyed, precisely 2,669 pieces in all, had a recorded value of B1,258,832.10, Customs officials noted. Leading the event held to highlight the seizure and […]

New Work Permit rules confirmed by Phuket Employment Office Chief

New Work Permit rules confirmed by Phuket Employment Office Chief

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The Chief of the Phuket Provincial Employment Office, Kattiya Pandech, has confirmed to The Phuket News this week that new provisions issued by Royal Decree in March are in effect, allowing foreigners with work permits to legally work in any field, anywhere in the country, for any employer as long […]

DSI crackdown on foreigners using Thai nominees: Law firm raided in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui

DSI crackdown on foreigners using Thai nominees: Law firm raided in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui

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Four offices of the same investment advisory firm have been raided in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui. Coordinated raids on the offices of what appears to be a single advisory firm were conducted by the DSI (Department of Special Investigations), police and Board of Investment representatives. Pictures showed that the company is […]

Phuket officials ordered to crack down on price fraud

Phuket officials ordered to crack down on price fraud

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PHUKET: Local officials have been ordered to strictly check price tags and products in stores across the island to protect consumers from price fraud and being taken advantage of. The order came from Phuket Provincial Office Chief (Palad) Sakchai Kunanawatchaidej at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Aug 10) at the second […]

Royal Decree blows work permits wide open

Royal Decree blows work permits wide open

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PHUKET: Last month in part one on our series on Thailand’s new foreign labour law we explained that the new law allows foreigners to work without a work permit in some limited but significant circumstances. Also noted in our first report was how the very definition of work had been […]