Does financial support we received for the company has to be treated as taxable income and subject to VAT?
In general, financial support received as a donation or reward must be treated as taxable income.
However, financial supports provided by the following parties are exempted from corporate income tax:
A. Financial support from the government
Financial support from the government are exempted from corporate income tax on condition that the recipients comply with conditions and procedures imposed by the Director-General of the Revenue Department (yet to be announced). Companies are encouraged to register as a flood-affected party with any government centers or agencies assigned to assist flood victims in their locality.
B. Financial support from parties other than government
Financial support from parties other than government in an amount “not exceeding the actual damage” will be exempted from corporate income tax.
Meanwhile, financial support or assistance received without obligation is not subject to VAT because they are not regarded as a consideration for the sale of goods or provision of services.
Contact MSNA, Thailand Accountant, for your tax and accounting questions.