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Criteria set for tax rebate for taking in trainees

The Department of Skills Development has explained that business establishments would only be entitled to tax deduction for taking in student trainees if they submitted documents and evidence of internship with the department within 30 days of hiring the youngsters.

Wisanu Panaworn, the department's deputy director-general, told a seminar on Monday that documents for employing trainees - namely a request form, a copy of the company's registration and details of the training schedule and methods - should be submitted for the department officials' approval within 30 days. The documents should also include details of training expenses, with no more than Bt1,200 per hour for the trainer's fees and for no more than eight hours a day and tools and handbooks should cost no more than Bt3,000 per person. Companies are also required to provide details of the allowance paid to the trainees.

The seminar was being held to explain the criteria for eligible trainee employment, to be in effect retroactively from March 1 onwards.

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