Tax & Revenue

Tax Measure for Shoppers designed to help Farmers: Revenue Department

Date: 01 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec 1 (NNT) - The tax deduction campaign for shoppers is largely designed to help farmers, said Revenue Department's (RD) Spokesman Pinsai Suraswadi.

Regarding allegations that the 'Shop for the Country' tax deduction campaign would only benefit big retailers rather than the general public, the spokesman said that such tax measure is aimed to encourage an economic growth by boosting domestic spending.

He said the purchases of eligible items will directly help farmers facing the low prices of their products, including tires made from domestic rubber, books, e-books, and OTOP items purchased directly from certified OTOP sellers.

More information regarding the tax measure can be inquired by calling Hotline 1161 or visiting RD offices nationwide, or www.rd.go.th website.

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