Law & Taxes

Phuket’s tourist court officially opens

Phuket’s tourist court officially opens

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PHUKET: Phuket’s highly anticipated tourist court, the Tourist Protection Section of Phuket Provincial Court, will only serve those visiting the country on a tourist visa, says Phuket Court Chief Judge Parinya Chaowalittawin. The opening ceremony yesterday, chaired by President of the Supreme Court Pairoj Wayuparb, was held at Phuket Provincial […]

Senate OKs alcohol tax rise

Senate OKs alcohol tax rise

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The Senate has unanimously approved the alcohol tax increase with some Senate members expressing concerns that it might benefit entrepreneurs rather than the country. The Senate on Monday voted 99 to 8 in favor of the alcohol tax increase after many Senate members debated on the matter. Senator Khamnoon Sitthisamarn […]

Phuket tourist court to debut Tuesday

Phuket tourist court to debut Tuesday

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  A court to make quick rulings on all conflicts involving tourists will open in Phuket on Tuesday in an attempt to bolster the tourism image of the resort island. The debut of the Phuket court follows one in Pattaya, which opened on Sept 5. It handles civil and criminal […]

Phuket Governor proposes more tuk-tuks for the island

Phuket Governor proposes more tuk-tuks for the island

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PHUKET: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut proposed an increase to the number of tuk-tuks legally operating in Phuket after he took a walking tour of Patong today. The number of tuk-tuks allowed to operate on Phuket was capped at 1,200 about 10 years ago. However, there are many illegal tuk-tuks operating […]

Tourist Police roadshow swings by Phuket

Tourist Police roadshow swings by Phuket

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PHUKET: The Thai Tourist Police Road Show arrived at Patong’s Soi Bangla on Saturday, as Tourist Police showed off facilities to help tourists gather information and enhance their safety. A trailer on site was stocked with brochures and digital facilities to provide tourists with information. Police were encouraging tourists to […]

Phuket tourist court to open September 24

Phuket tourist court to open September 24

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PHUKET: The island’s new Tourist Court will officially open on September 24, a representative from the Phuket Provincial Court confirmed reported by The Phuket News. Pattaya was the first province to roll out the new Tourist Court last week, with courts also planned for Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Samui. TTR […]

Tourist sector backs tax cut

Tourist sector backs tax cut

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Tourism operators support a proposal to slash import duty on luxury items, saying it is essential for the industry to achieve its potential. The Finance Ministry is studying the pros and cons of cutting… The Finance Ministry is studying the pros and cons of cutting or waiving import duties for […]

New rules for Phuket mall taxis

New rules for Phuket mall taxis

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Sep 12: Taxis operating from Central Festival Phuket must all have green license plates by the end of November, it was announced at a meeting today (September 12) at the Provincial Land Transport Office (PLTO), attended by all the taxi drivers, three quarters of whom drive illegal “black” taxis. The […]