All Thailand-registered companies and partnerships are subject to corporate income tax pursuant to Thailand’s Tax Laws. Other entities such as joint ventures are also subject to corporate income tax. Similarly, foreign companies and other entities doing business in Thailand or receiving income from or within Thailand are also subject to corporate income tax, with possible exceptions under tax treaties. Reliable and trustworthy accounting services Phuket based firms in preparing and filing their corporate income tax reports every year assist both local and foreign owned companies.
Tax Rates according to Royal Decree 530 and 531
By virtue of Royal Decree issued on December 14, 2011, corporate income tax rates will be reduced as follows effective and applicable for the taxable year 2012.
The standard rate of corporate income tax applies to all Thailand incorporated companies and to foreign incorporated companies carrying business in Thailand, through a registered branch office in Thailand or a deemed permanent establishment in Thailand.
Thailand incorporated companies that qualify as an SME are entitled to lower-than standard rates of corporate income tax. For SMEs the effective new tax rates are as follows:
Thailand incorporated companies listed on Thailand Stock Exchange prior to December 14, 2011, are entitled to lower-than-standard rates of corporate income tax. For Listed Companies, the effective new tax rates are as follows:
International Transport Companies
These are foreign incorporated companies carrying business in Thailand as transport operators. The effective new tax rates are as follows:
Lastly, profitable association and foundations are subject to corporate tax rates based on gross receipts, of 2% or 10%.
A company subject to the Thai corporate income tax normally can choose any twelve-month period as its fiscal and tax year. A large majority of companies doing business in Thailand choose the calendar fiscal year as common accounting services Phuket practice. Most companies use the accrual basis of accounting in Phuket for purposes of the Corporate Income Tax. But there are certain types of companies- notably those engaged in a service industry- may elect to use cash basis accounting.
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