MSNA has many accounting clients in Bangkok whose companies operating in Thailand providing services. As their Thai accountant, we get this question often – Is there withholding tax when a Thai company invoices an overseas client?

Withholding tax is there when your company pays a vendor (mostly for services, but please check with your Thai accountant or MSNA for your type of business) and you have to withhold some tax. And when another company in Thailand pays your company for service, they will have to withhold some tax from the payment.

In the case of getting paid from an overseas client, if the tax law of the country of your client’s origin generally requires that they withhold tax when paying an overseas company (you), then we need to consult the double taxation treaty between Thailand and that country to see if your company should pay tax in that country and if so what the rate is.

If you have any tax or accounting questions, please contact MSNA.