Thai Personal Income Tax – Penalty and Surcharge
Today, we talk about the penalty and surcharge for late filing of personal income tax returns or in the event of wrong declaration of tax in the returns.
A penalty is imposed to a taxpayer by the assessment officer in the event of filing a wrong return or failure to file the return. The rate of penalty is 100% in the case of an inaccurate return and 200% for failure to file a return. The penalties may be reduced by 50% if the taxpayer submits a request in writing and the assessment officer is of the opinion that the taxpayer did not intend to evade tax and cooperated with the officer during the tax audit.
Hence, any person who fails to pay or remit tax within the due date is liable to pay a surcharge of 1.5% per month, or fraction thereof, of the amount of tax to be paid or remitted subject to a maximum equal to the amount of tax to be paid or remitted.
Contact MSNA for preparation and filing of your personal income tax returns in Thailand.
Amount of deductible expenses for the computation of personal income tax
Deductible expenses are personal expenses that may be deducted to calculate the Thai personal income tax depending on the category of assessable income of a taxpayer as follows:
- For the income under the categories of assessable income (1), (2) and for copyright under (3), a deduction of 40% is allowed subject to a maximum of Baht 60,000.
- For the income under the category of assessable income (3), other than for copyright and under (4), no deductions are allowed.
- For the income under the category of assessable income (5), the rates of deduction vary from 10% to 30% depending on the type of rented property.
- For the income under the categories of assessable income (6), (7) and (8), the rates of deduction vary from 30% to 85% depending on the type of income or type of business.
Moreover, the deduction of expenses in relation to assessable income under categories (5) – (8) may be made on an actual basis only if satisfactory evidence of the expenditure can be provided to the tax authorities.
Consult MSNA for Thai personal income tax computation.