Revenue Department to extend tax filing deadline

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The Revenue Department is mulling over the extending of income tax return filing deadline, which is supposed to be March 31; thanks to the protracted political protests, which make it difficult for taxpayers to file their returns.

The Department has also extended its Q&A call center service period from March 31st to April 8th.

The announcement was made by the department’s Deputy Director-General, Chanathip Weraseubpong, who said that, during the extended period, the tax office’s hotline 1161 would operate from Monday to Saturday; from 8.30 am to 8.00 pm

The Q&A call center has been swamped with over 10,000 calls a day since the beginning of this month, up from an average of 6,000 to 7,000; prompting the department to increase its operators to 100, to enable it to efficiently serve taxpayers, said the Deputy Director-General.