Update on Information Exchange and Transfer Pricing Disclosure Form

On the path to enforce the Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) requirements in Thailand, there are a few developments regarding the TP rules in Thailand over the past month including the development of information exchange and the newer version of the Transfer Pricing Disclosure Form (TPDF).

Legal Updates: Thailand Approves New Measures to Attract Skilled and Wealthy Expats

The epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) has been severed and protracted from 2020 until today. As a result, the Thai government has implemented strict epidemic prevention and lockdown measures to prevent the spread. Consequently, gross domestic product (“GDP”) and domestic investment are greatly reduced. Intending to inject foreign money into an economy and to […]

Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements in Thailand

According to Section 71 bis and Section 71 ter of the Thai Revenue Code, taxpayers that have related parties and earn annual revenue of at least THB 200 million are required to prepare and submit a transfer pricing disclosure form within 150 days after the year-end (the same deadline as the Corporate Income Tax return […]

Legal Updates: Extending the Enforcement Period for Another 3 Years to Modify the Non-Qualifying Building for Hotel Business

On 6 August 2021, the Ministerial Regulations Prescribing Qualifications of Other Types of Building Used in Hotel Business Operation (No.3) B.E. 2564 (2021), issued by the Ministry of Interior, was announced in the Royal Thai Government Gazette in order to extend the period for the buildings which does not meet the requirement for obtaining a Hotel License but provides accommodation service on a short-term basis, which basically deemed […]

Compensation Schemes for Social Security Assistance

The cabinet of ministers has approved the compensation scheme for the secured employer and employee according to Section 33 on July 20, 2021. The Social Security Office (“SSO”) has been allocated this compensation as part of the Royal Decree that authorizes the Ministry of Finance to lend capital to solve a problem, alleviate, and regenerate the economy and society that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   This compensation will be given to employers and employees affected by the […]

Not all audits have to be long and painful

The general perception with annual audits throughout the world is they are a necessary evil. Companies are required to have an audit, but they find the whole process a lot of effort and cost for very little benefit. PKF Thailand auditors are different. They traditionally have provided their client’s additional level of service. The PKF […]

Legal Updates: Another One-Year Postponement of PDPA

Legal Updates: Another One-Year Postponement of PDPA June 8, 2021 Despite the postponement of the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (“PDPA”) last year, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society still foresees difficulty fully enforcing PDPA in 2021 due to technical obstacles in the course of PDPA implementation and the current situation of […]