In Focus Issue 4

In Focus Issue 4

Changes to Thai Personal Income Tax


Key Contacts

Personal Income Tax


On 19 April 2016, the Cabinet approved the Minister of Finance’s proposed amendments to the Thai personal income tax legislation which will be effective from the 2017 tax year onwards. The changes essentially provide for an escalation of deductible expense against assessable income, greater personal, spousal and children allowances, changes to the thresholds for tax filing obligations and an increase to the highest tax bracket of the progressive personal income tax scale.   

Why This Matters

The changes to the personal income tax legislation are advantageous to all
taxpayers. In addition, those individuals earning in excess of THB 4 million
will be subject to a lower overall tax rate in Thailand. As a result, the total
employment cost for international assignment programs should be lower. 

A summary of the changes is set out in the downloadable PDF file below

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