Business, land owners briefed on unpaid tax burdens

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Property owners learned they might not be paying all the taxes they’re supposed to at a seminar sponsored by the Central Tax Court.

The Sept. 9 workshop at Pattaya City Hall saw attorneys Chaniya Chasuwan, Nop Kunchorn Na Ayuthaya and Tanakorn Thonnapong speak to a group of building, land and property owners on their potential unpaid tax debt.

While fewer than 2.3 million of Thailand’s 66 million residents pay personal income taxes, more are subject to property and advertising taxes that fall under three main laws, the Land and Property Tax Act of 1932, Local Area Development Act of 1963, and Tax Label Act of 1956.

(L to R) Attorneys Chaniya Chasuwan, Tanakorn Thonnapong and Nop Kunchorn Na Ayuthaya speak to a group of building, land and property owners on their potential unpaid tax debt. (L to R) Attorneys Chaniya Chasuwan, Tanakorn Thonnapong and Nop Kunchorn Na Ayuthaya speak to a group of building, land and property owners on their potential unpaid tax debt.

Enforcement and collection of such taxes, however, has been uneven. But with the new Yingluck government looking for revenue to fund its populist spending proposals, more emphasis is now being put on tax collection.

Building, business and land owners and well as owners of houses larger than 100 wa or those displaying advertising are urged to contact Pattaya City Hall to pay any unpaid debts.