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Thailand: Changes to tax agency’s practice

Thailand: Changes to tax agency’s practice

The Thai Revenue Department in late August 2018 announced new practices—in particular, the Director-General of the Thai Revenue Department (TRD) issued an order that removes a prior policy requiring a taxpayer to present to a TRD officer a photocopy of the taxpayer’s identification card or proof of house registration before being able to initiate any procedures with the TRD under the tax law or regulations.

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A taxpayer is no longer required to provide a proof of identity to the TRD’s officers in order to be able to initiate any tax procedures with the TRD. Nevertheless, a taxpayer may still be required to present a copy of documents in certain instances.

In a related development, the Ministry of Finance developed a centralized registration system for taxpayers. The system is accessed with a single username and password, and this allows access to multiple taxation services with three different tax departments—the TRD, the Excise Department, and the Customs Department.

 

Read a September 2018 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Thailand

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