The Thai Revenue Department has recently enhanced tax benefits for taxpayers who contribute to provident funds.
Previously, the employees’ income or benefits received upon the termination of their employment due to death, disability, or retirement was tax exempted. The new tax benefit eliminates the retirement requirement whereas if an employment is terminated before an employee turns 55 years old, his/her income or benefits received upon such termination is still exempted on the conditions that such income or benefits remain in the fund until the death or disability of the employee or the employee reaches 55 years of age.
The implementation of tax benefit aims to encourage long-term savings for the provident fund members. When the members have retired or left their job according to the law, any payment or benefits received upon such retirement or employment termination is tax exempted. This will improve the quality of life and promote the equality between members of provident funds and the government pension funds.
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