• Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:00
    New rule to provide tax refunds for foreign tourists
    IN AN effort to encourage tourist spending and empower small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Indonesian government will revise a regulation pertaining to value-added tax (VAT) that would allow foreign tourists to get tax refunds for their spending.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:00
    CONFIDENCE INDEX SEES  RISE IN FINAL QUARTER 
    The confidence index on modern trade rose in the fourth quarter of last year, from the previuos quarter, ahead of the country's election and the five-per cent value added tax (VAT) refund on purchases during the forthcoming Chinese New Year, according to a survey by the Centre for Business and Economic Forecasting University under the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
    Economy
  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:00
    Tax-free Chinese new year shopping given a nudge
    EFFORTS are being stepped up to win over more shoppers to a promotion providing refunds on value-added tax (VAT) for purchases during the Chinese new year after a poor initial response to the scheme.
    Economy
  • Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:42
    Tax refund for home and car repairs after Pabuk
    The Cabinet has approved a tax refund for people who need to repair damage to their home or car after tropical storm Pabuk hit, between January 3 and 7, 2019.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 02 Jan 2019 15:10
    Irvins Salted Egg apologises for dead lizard found in fish skin snack packet, offers refunds
    SINGAPORE - Singapore-based food company Irvins Salted Egg is offering refunds for batches of its popular snack after a Bangkok customer found a dead lizard coated with salted egg in a half-eaten packet.
    national
  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:00
    CABINET NODS TO RETURN OF VAT 
    The Cabinet yesterday approved the return of value added tax (VAT) to consumers buying products through debit accounts despite the move will to cost the government Bt9 billion in lost revenue.
    Economy
  • Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:23
    5% VAT refund approved for Chinese New Year 
    The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Finance Ministry’s proposal of a 5-per-cent value-added tax refund for all shoppers during the Chinese New Year in February.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:06
    ‘Downtown VAT Refund for Tourists’ scheme gains momentum with opening of Siam Paragon counter
    The “Downtown VAT Refund for Tourists” campaign has kick-started an initiative to set up counters in numerous locations across central Bangkok to help tourists obtain value added tax refunds when shopping at authorised retailers, the Revenue Department said on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 03:00
    Govt’s VAT refund plan encounters opposition
    PM denies measure is aimed at winning public support in elections
    politics
  • Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:21
    5% VAT refund planned for Chinese New Year
    THE Finance Ministry plans to introduce a 5 per cent value-added tax (VAT ) refund for all shoppers during the Chinese New Year, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said on Friday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 01:00
    Departments meet on shopping tax refund 
    The Revenue Department is in discussions with the Fiscal Policy Office on the conditions for shopping tax refund on shopping expenses during the festive season, expected to start from December 15. 
    Economy
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:30
    Civil lawsuits lodged for refunds, compensation over troubled Waterfront project in Pattaya
    The owner of the Waterfront luxury condominium project in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district is being hit with two civil lawsuits lodged with Pattaya Provincial Court for a combined Bt100 million in refunds and compensation, a lawyer representing 20 buyers of the condo units said on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:11
    S Korean fleeced by Chiang Mai bar gets a refund
    A karaoke bar in Chiang Mai province on Friday refunded a South Korean customer Bt120,000 after having billed him Bt160,000 for a few hours of service on Tuesday.
    national
  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:00
    Offer VAT refunds in malls, says retail body
    THE THAI Retailers Association (TRA) is to appeal to the Revenue Department to reconsider five locations it has proposed for value-added tax (VAT) refunds to foreign tourists other than at airports, TRA president Worawut Oonjai said yesterday.
    Economy
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:00
    Counter Service picked provider
    The Revenue Department of Finance Ministry has selected Counter Service Co Ltd as the provider of VAT refund service for foreign tourists, from three firms applying for the service, the department’s deputy spokesperson Pinsai Surassavadi said yesterday.
    Tourism
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