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Providing Motion Picture Support Services in Thailand

motion picture support services

Providing Motion Picture Support Services in Thailand

Foreigners who want to do the business of providing support services to motion picture business in Thailand can apply for BOI promotion under activity ”7.21 – Motion picture support services” to get distinct benefits and be able to have 100% foreign owned company in Thailand.

 

What support services can get a BOI certificate

Here is the short overview of conditions you have to comply with in order to get a BOI certificate:

“Motion picture support services shall include documentaries, television programs, animation and commercials, which have a scope of business, as follows:

  • Rental services of movie production equipment and/or movie production props must have main equipment machinery, such as camera, grip equipment, light set, etc.
  • Film development and duplication services must have main equipment/ machinery, such as film development machine, film duplication machine, digital film duplication machine, etc.
  • Sound recording services must have main equipment/machinery, such as digital sound recorder, digital sound editing machine, digital sound mixing machine, etc.
  • Picture technical services must have machines and equipment capable of creating special pictures that are not possible with cameras. The service providers must have main equipment and machinery, such as standard definition/high definition digital recorders, editing suites, digital compositing and special effect creation, etc.
  • Coordination services for foreign movie production in Thailand must include coordinating with related government agencies for permits, location scouting and sourcing of staff and movie equipment. “

 

What to do to get the BOI Certificate

On the BOI website, you can download an application form. There are a lot of numbers and details that you will have to spend a lot of time and energy on trying to understand them and making them the way the BOI want to see and will approve your project. We suggest you get expert help from Thai Lawyers Ltd. so you can focus on getting clients and opening up new markets and making lots of money quickly.

 

Register a company

While waiting for the approval for Thailand BOI, company registration process can be started.

You can take a look at fully explained process of company registration here.

 

What else

Once you registered a company and got your BOI certificate you can start to conduct your business activity. However, you still need to apply for a Foreign Business Certificate to comply with Thailand Foreign Business Law.

Contact us today for consultation and read a similar article on how to set up a film production company in Thailand.

 

 

 

 

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Manufacturing plastic products from recycled plastic

Manufacturing plastic products from recycled plastic

Manufacturing plastic products from recycled plastic

Thailand is strengthening its role as a leading global hub of plastics manufacturer, with makers placing greater emphasis on value-added and environment-friendly products. The Thai plastics industry is growing consistently, and demand in the vigorous domestic economy is the key driver.

 

To promote sustainable growth in the plastics industry together with protection of the environment, the BOI classifies projects in the manufacture of eco-friendly plastics as priority activities of special importance to the country. Therefore, these are given maximum investment incentives.

 

The only condition that a business needs to follow in order to become a manufacturer for plastic products from the recycled plastics is that it must have plastic forming process using domestic plastic raw materials only.

 

The incentives that can be given to this project are those under A4 category which includes:

  • 3 years of corporate tax exemption
  • Exemption of import duties on machinery
  • Exemption of import duties on raw materials used in the production for exports
  • 100% foreign business ownership
  • Permit to own land
  • Permit to bring skilled workers and expert to work into the Kingdom.

 

If you are planning to register your business in Thailand, please do not hesitate to contact MSNA for more information. We are experienced in BOI application, setting up a company, getting Foreign Business Certificate, visa and work permit application.

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Thailand Investment Promotion for Software Park Business

Software park

Thailand Investment Promotion for Software Park Business

As the digital way of life has now been touching all corners of the Thai society, the software industry is a very crucial driver for the country’s technological, social and economic development. With a very competitive market, Thailand is a very attractive software investment location for its skilled and affordable workforce, with programmers with a strong suit. If you are planning to invest in a Software Park business in Thailand, then the conditions and incentives below might help you.

 

Conditions:

  • Project must have high-speed fibre-optic main communication system throughout the area.
  • The main telecommunication system must have a high-speed cable from the software park to domestic and international telecommunication centre.
  • Continuous back-up of electricity supply must be installed.
  • The total area must not be less than 5,000 square meters.

 

Incentives to set up a software park in Thailand promoted by the board of investment are:

  • An 8 year exemption from corporate income tax
  • Exemption of import duties of machinery such as computers and software
  • Exemption of import duties on raw materials used in production for export
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Permit to own the land
  • Permit to bring skilled workers and experts to work in Thailand.

 

For further queries, please feel free to read the Thailand BOI information and contact MSNA to help you with your BOI company registration.

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Audit for BOI promoted companies

Audit for BOI promoted companies

 

Audit for BOI promoted companies

Companies in Thailand need to file their audited financial statements within 1 month after their Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders. An AGM must be held by 4 months after the accounting year-end to approve the financial statements. BOI promoted companies need the statutory audit every year like their non-BOI counterparts.

Moreover, the BOI companies that are granted a corporate income tax exemption right can exercise that right in the year that they have profits only after they have complied with the conditions specific to their promoted projects. In filing for the BOI’s approval to exercise such right, they need a Thai CPA to audit their BOI operation to make sure that they have complied with the all conditions set out by the BOI. This auditor can be a different person from the one that performs the statutory audit for the company.

Filing the statutory audited financial statements must be done for every accounting year even when the company was just set up and the whole fiscal period has not completed 1 year. Fiscal year-end depends on the company’s policy. But once chosen, it cannot be changed without the approval of the Director General of the Revenue Department.

Audit for BOI companies has difference procedures than non-BOI companies. Contact MSNA Group for audit services.

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BOI Promotion for Nanotechnology Development

Nanotechnology Development

 

BOI Promotion for Nanotechnology Development

Thailand Board of Investment sees the crucial benefits to Thailand in promoting the nanotechnology industry. If your business can meet these conditions, it is definitely worthwhile to pursue the BOI application.

Conditions:

  1. Target technology development procedures shall be used as a base for the manufacturing process or service provision in the target industry as approved by the BOI.
  2. There must be a technology transfer with an educational institution or research institute as approved by the BOI e.g. Technology Research Consortium.
  3. Project located in a science and technology park promoted by the BOI or one that is approved by the Board will receive an additional 50 percent reduction in a corporate income tax for 5 years after the end of its corporate income tax exemption period.
  4. Project may apply for merit based incentive and be granted the corporate income tax exemption for not exceeding 13 years.
  5. Project shall be granted import duty exemption on goods.

 

Here are the benefits of getting BOI promotion for your business in the nanotechnology industry

  1. Exemption from corporate income tax for 10 years without cap on the income tax you can save.
  2. Exemption of import duties on new machinery that you may need to import for your new business.
  3. Exemption of import duties on raw materials used in production for export.
  4. 100% foreigner ownership of your business
  5. Your BOI promoted company can own land that you will use only for your promoted business activity.
  6. Your company will be able to get a lot of work permits for your skilled workers and experts.

MSNA Group can help you set up your BOI company in Thailand with ease. Talk to us today.

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BOI Promotion for Manufacture of Medicine

Manufacture of Medicine

 

BOI Promotion for Manufacture of Medicine

Thailand Board of Investment offers incentives and benefits for businesses within the medicine manufacturing industry. In order to qualify for the benefits, medicine manufacturing operations must meet certain conditions as set forth below.

 

The BOI conditions and incentives are summarized below:

  • Conditions:
  1. For conventional medicine projects, such promoted projects must achieve GMP standard prescribed by PIC/S within two years from the full operation start-up date.
  2. For traditional medicine projects, such promoted projects must achieve GMP standard within two years from the full operation start-up date.
  3. For the improvement of existing projects, existing machinery can be used in the promoted project but its value shall not be included in the investment amount eligible for corporate income tax exemption.

 

  • Incentives are A3 category:
  1. Exemption from corporate income tax for 5 years.
  2. Exemption of import duties on new machinery.
  3. Exemption of import duties on raw materials used in production for export.
  4. 100% foreigner ownership.
  5. Permit to own land.
  6. Permit to bring in skilled workers and experts to work in the Kingdom.

Let MSNA Group help you in setting up your BOI company in Thailand.

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BOI Promotion for Manufacture of Metal Products or Metal Parts

Manufacture of Metal Products or Metal Parts

 

BOI Promotion for Manufacture of Metal Products or Metal Parts

The Board of Investment provides incentives and benefits for doing business in Thailand within the metal manufacturing industry. In order to qualify for the benefits, the project must have metal forming process continuing from iron/steel casting process (using induction furnace) or iron/steel forging process, i.e. machining and stamping within the same project. Incentives for doing business in the manufacturing of metal products or parts includes corporate income tax and import duty exemptions.

 

The BOI incentives granted to the business of Manufacture of Metal Products or Metal Parts are summarized below:

  1. Exemption from corporate income tax for 5 years.
  2. Exemption of import duties on new machinery.
  3. Exemption of import duties on raw materials used in production for export.
  4. The company can be owned 100% by foreigners.
  5. You can own land enough for your business use.
  6. Getting many work permits for your skilled expat employees.

Let’s discuss your Thailand’s business plan today. Contact MSNA Group for expert advice in setting up your BOI company.

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BOI Promotion for Plant or Animal Breeding

BOI Promotion for Plant or Animal Breeding

 

BOI Promotion for Plant or Animal Breeding

The BOI provides incentives and benefits for doing business in Thailand within the plant or animal breeding industry. This incentive aids those companies that are not eligible for biotechnology activity. In order to qualify for the benefits, plant or animal breeding operations must meet certain conditions as set forth below.

 

The BOI conditions and incentives are summarized below:

  • Conditions:
  1. Projects must have research and development activities.
  2. For breeding of sensitive plants according to the policy of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, projects must have Thai nationals holding shares not less than 51 percent of the registered capital.
  3. Projects must have expenses for salaries for R&D personnel of at least 1,500,000 baht per year.
  4. Projects located in the science and technology park promoted by BOI or one that is approved by the Board will receive an additional 50 percent reduction of corporate income tax for 5 years after the end of its corporate tax exemption period.
  5. Revenue derived from plant propagation after plant breeding in the project shall be regarded as revenue of promoted projects, except for the propagation of cassava.

 

  • Incentives:
  1. Exemption from corporate income tax for 5 years.
  2. Exemption of import duties on new machinery.
  3. Exemption of import duties on raw materials used in production for export.
  4. 100% foreigner ownership.
  5. Permit to own land.
  6. Permit to bring in skilled workers and experts to work in the Kingdom.

Contact MSNA Group to set up your BOI company in Thailand now.

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Thailand BOI for Digital Service and Software Platforms

BOI software platform

 

Thailand BOI for Digital Service and Software Platforms

The BOI provides incentives and benefits for doing business in Thailand within the expanding digital services industry. Such business operations include:

  • Software platform
  • Managed service
  • Digital architecture design service
  • Digital services such as FinTech, DigiTech, MedTech, AgriTech, etc.

 

The BOI conditions and incentives are summarized below:

  • Conditions:
  1. The project must hire digital specialists
  2. The project must have capital investment (excluding cost of land and working capital) not less than 1,000,000 baht.
  3. It must include digital service processes as approved by the Board.
  4. The project with an investment of 10 million baht or more (excluding cost of land and working capital) must be certified with ISO 20000 or other quality standard certificate as approved by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology within 2 years from the full operation start-up date, otherwise the corporate income tax exemption shall be reduced by 1 year.
  5. Revenue derived from sales or the provision of services that are directly related to a promoted digital service business shall be regarded as revenue of such promoted business.
  6. Projects must gain approval from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society before applying for investment promotion.

If you work with MSNA Group in applying for the BOI promotion, we will walk you through the process and make it very easy for you to write the details for the BOI application. You may want to read some of our BOI testimonials from our clients that we help get the investment promotion.

If you get the BOI for this business, the benefits are as follows:

  1. Corporate income tax exemption for 5 years
  2. Exemption of import duties on new machinery.
  3. Exemption of import duties on raw materials used in production for export.
  4. 100% foreigner ownership.
  5. Permit to own land.
  6. Permit to bring in skilled workers and experts to work in the Kingdom.

Contact MSNA Group now to start the BOI process.

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Thailand BOI condition of selling and administrative expenses for TISO

One of the businesses promoted by BOI Thailand is trade and investment support offices. Thai Lawyers have helped a lot of foreign clients own their business 100% by obtaining the BOI certificate. This category is for those clients who provide services in advisory, engineering and technical, International business process outsourcing, etc. The main condition for Trade and Investment Support Offices is That the company must spend at least Baht 10 million in selling and administrative expenses per year for as long as it has the BOI promotion. If not, the BOI status will be cancelled.

Regarding the Selling and Administrative expenses, they include office personnel expenses, Electricity, water, internet and telephone expenses, air fares, travelling and accommodation, freight and transportation costs, rents, repair and maintenance, entertainment expense, commission, advertising, sales promotion, interest payments (both domestic and overseas), consultancy service fees, legal fee, accounting fee, audit fee, depreciation of assets and other selling and administrative expenses.

Note that salaries of the people you hire that are the direct cost of providing services to your client are in the category of cost of services (which is not to be counted in the Baht 10M selling and administrative expenses). Salaries of the managing director, secretary, and personnel in the accounting, IT and other administration side of the business are in the category of selling and administrative expenses.

Let MSNA Group help you set up your Thailand BOI company. Contact us today.

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