Thailand foreign digital services VAT proposal

January 28th, 2018

Thailand has updated its proposals to levy VAT on non-resident providers of electronic services to its consumers. The new draft rules will limit any tax liability to VAT, and has removed the potential for corporate income and withholding taxes on foreign providers. Highlights of the proposals include: A VAT registration obligation for non-resident providers of services via …


Thailand VAT on foreign e-commerce

November 27th, 2017

Thailands Revenue Department has proposed extending the VAT on online non-resident sellers of goods to consumers.  Currently, there is an VAT exemption of 1,500 baht on any imports. The new liability would come into force from 1 January 2018. The measure is designed to equalise the tax treatment with Thailand-based e-retailers, and to prevent the domination …


Thailand foreign e-services 5% VAT

July 11th, 2017

Thailand has proposed introducing 5% VAT on all non-resident e-services providers selling to local consumers.  This would include eliminating the existing annual threshold of baht1,500. In a public consultation, closing this week, the Thai tax authorities are requesting feedback on indirect taxation on foreign sellers of e-books, streaming media, online journals, SaaS services and apps.  …


Thailand e-commerce 5% VAT withholding

June 12th, 2017

The Thai government is reviewing a VAT bill to levy a 5% VAT withholding levy on all e-commerce goods and services transactions. The VAT would be charged and collected by banks and credit card companies.  And replicates similar split payment arrangements in many South American countries. It would be levied on any purchases of goods …


Avalara VAT Reporting content updates 15-02-2017

February 15th, 2017

France: The Tax Authority has just announced changes in the 2017 VAT return; therefore, in this release we have updated the mapping within VAT Reporting in order to reflect these changes. Since France was no longer a blocked country, clients should redeliver their data starting 1/1/2017. This is effective for transactions linked to distance sales …


Thailand delays VAT rise again to 2016

March 21st, 2015

Thailand has confirmed that it will again postpone its long-awaited Value Added Tax increase from 7%. There had been plans to raise Thai VAT to 8% in September this year. However, there has no been the hoped for growth in the economy or return in consumer sentiment. Thai VAT had been 10% for many years, …


Thailand to raise VAT to 8% 2015

February 17th, 2015

Thailand has raised the possibility of a 1% VAT rise to 8% in September 2015 if the economy continues to recover. Following the military takeover in 2014, the economy has turned around, and is now growing by over 2% – the government is targeting 4% GDP growth. VAT revenues are already up over 10% since …