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  • The Labor Protection Act of 1998 is applicable to all employees and employers, except for the government administration and state enterprises. The Labor Protection Act regulates the minimum rights of both the employee and employer by defining the working hours, welfare funding, holidays, days of sick leave or educational leave, overtime, work safety.


  • Employers operating their businesses in Thailand can, under Thai Labour Law, terminate the employment of their employees by dismissing them. Conversely, termination initiated by employees is referred to as resignation.


  • The various documents on this page are made available for information purposes only. We do not require clients to familiarise themselves with the information below.


  • Below is a list of all necessary forms and documents related to tax – from withholding tax through personal income tax to corporate income and specific business tax.


  • Business operating in Thailand and exceeding 1.8M THB in turnover are subject to paying VAT (value added tax), or in other words, an indirect tax imposed on the value added at each stage of production and distribution.


  • If you live and work in Thailand for any period during the financial year, you will need to pay personal income tax (PIT). It is the responsibility of the individual to do this by the end of March each year. This may seem like a daunting task, especially for people who have lived in countries where they have never had to do this.


  • Double taxation occurs when the same declared income is being taxed by two or more different jurisdictions. This can happen when an individual or a company resides or operates in more than one country and is mitigated by double tax treaties between countries. As a result, the income will be taxed only once.


  • The Social Security Act requires employers and employees to make contributions to the Social Security Fund on a monthly basis. The Social Security Fund is administered by the Social Security Office, a division of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.


  • Thailand is in many ways welcoming to foreign labour force working in the Kingdom, however its government imposes certain rules and restrictions foreigners have to follow. One particular area of restrictions concerns employment opportunities.


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