Thailand Passes First Debt-Collection Law to Stop Abuse

A new debt-collection law that prohibits the use of abuse to collect debts and imposes new penalties was approved and will take effect within the next 6 months, reports Thai PBS. A first inThailand’s history, the new law makes it illegal for debt collectors or credit lenders to get their money back through the use of abusive, threatening or deceptive practices such as public announcement of debtor’s names, false representation as a lawyer or government official, or imposing unfair … [Read more...]

Thailand Land and House Property Tax Rate Approved

Thailand’s Finance Ministry has proposed a new tax rate for land and buildings and has widened the ceiling tax waiver in a new effort to ease public concern over the imminent property taxes, reports the Bangkok Post. The Ministry has proposed a 0.1 percent, 0.05 percent and 0.2 percent tax for residential homeowners, farmers who own agricultural land and landlords for commercial land, respectively. Unutilized or vacant land would be taxed 0.5 percent. Chaninat and Leeds’ Thailand real … [Read more...]

Registering a Non-Government Organization or NGO in Thailand

NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) operate in Thailand in a variety of areas. Many NGOs operate in the border areas or impoverished areas of Thailand, providing educational, medical, charitable or other services. Other NGOs focus on economic or community development. Foreign workers and volunteers, along with the NGOs themselves are subject to Thai law and must obtain licenses and permits to operate legally in Thailand. Thailand law does not use the term “Non-Government Organization” or … [Read more...]

Thailand Work Permit

Non-Thai nationals who wish to work or conduct a business in Thailand are required to obtain a non-immigrant visa (NON-B visa) that will grant a foreigner permission to stay in Thailand for a period of time as well as a work permit that would allow work in Thailand. A common misconception is that a Non-B visa alone authorizes the visa holder to lawfully engage in work in Thailand. A Non-B visa is a pre-requisite to obtaining a Thailand work permit that will grant a foreigner permission to work … [Read more...]

Registering a Thailand Amity Treaty Company

The Treaty of Amity is a treaty between the United States and Thailand that commemorates the historical relationship between Thailand and the USA. The treaty is intended to promote trade, commerce, cultural understanding between the two States and also provide for special legal rights for the citizens of each nation. The US- Thai Amity Treaty provides US citizens special rights to run businesses in Thailand and also provides Thai citizens special privileges to run businesses in the USA. The … [Read more...]