One of the measures to boost energy efficiency in Thailand has just been approved by
the Thai Cabinet which is income tax exemptions of up to 25 % on acquisition of
certain assets. Such measures are summarized as follows:-
– Qualified persons are natural persons, limited companies, public limited companies and juristic partnerships.
– The tax exemption applies to expenditures on purchase of assets such as materials,
equipment or machinery which results in energy saving.
– The measures applies on the acquisition of assets made between 1 January 2011 and
31 December 2012 in accordance with rules, procedures and conditions to be
prescribed by the Director-General of the Revenue Department.
– Expenditures for vehicles and materials, equipment or machineries which are to be used with vehicles are not applicable for income tax exemption.
In addition to these measures, the assets must have the following criteria:-
– The assets must be unused.
– The assets must be purchased in a ready for use condition between 1 January 2011
and 31 December 2012.
– The assets must be certified as materials, equipment or machinery which results in
energy saving by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and
Efficiency within 31 December 2012.
– The assets must not be the types disqualified under this prescribed Decree. (Such
details have yet to be made known).
Moreover, deduction of depreciation of the assets must be made over a period of not less
than 5 years from the date that the assets are ready for use.
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