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New billboard tax rate to be implemented from Jan 1

By THE NATION

 

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The government has revised the tax rate for signs and billboards that had been used since 1992 to suit the current economy.

 

 

The Ministry of Interior recently announced a regulation regarding the tax rate under the Sign Board Tax Act BE 2535 (1992).

The regulation, signed by Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paochinda, stipulates the new tax rate as follows:

 

▪︎ Signs and billboards that have only text in Thai will be taxed at Bt5 per 500 square centimetre and Bt10 per 500sq.cm. if the text can move or shuffle.

 

▪︎ Signs and billboards that have Thai text mixed with foreign text, pictures or other symbols will be taxed at Bt26 per 500sq.cm. and Bt52 per 500sq.cm. if the text/pictures/symbols can move or shuffle.

 

• Signs and billboards that have no Thai text or have Thai text in a lower position than foreign text will be taxed at Bt50 per 500sq.cm. and Bt52 per 500sq.cm. if the text/pictures/symbols can move or shuffle.

 

The new rate will be effective from January 1, 2021.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398742

 

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13 minutes ago, bdenner said:

Sign Tax doesn't only apply to Billboards. Dual priced signage tax has been implemented for at least the 20 years I have been here and that includes shop front and bars. The tax is applied at a local level, Or Bor Tor. TW was charged for a small multilingual sign she had for her hair dressing business in front of our home here in the Isaan rice paddies.

Very true. The GoGo bar I had had to pay tax for the neon signs outside.
The sign-maker was aware the tax payment was 50% less as long as it had Thai script on it. Hence the neon signs were two metres by one metre, but with very small stick-on lettering (about 5% of the neon size) with the name in Thai script.

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22 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:
10 hours ago, rooster59 said:

• Signs and billboards that have no Thai text or have Thai text in a lower position than foreign text will be taxed at Bt50 per 500sq.cm. and Bt52 per 500sq.cm. if the text/pictures/symbols can move or shuffle

 

Jesus I'm glad this lot are not in charge of lady drink price suggestions .. 

Will it depend on who's consuming the drink or who ordered it? If the latter, get the girl to order the drinks, but on your tab.

 

You need to play them at their own game: "have Thai text in a lower position than foreign text" - more than ten times the tax rate of only Thai script.
Luckily, the Thai plastic lettering on the Neon sign for our GoGo was right at the top of the sign so you could hardly see it (sized at 5% the size of the neon sign itself).

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1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

Will it depend on who's consuming the drink or who ordered it? If the latter, get the girl to order the drinks, but on your tab.

 

Or take a half bottle of yer' tipple in your back pocket with you .. I don't do the alcohol so my entrance into bars and ordering a bottle of water would draw the daggers look offa Mamasan .. though I might occasionally accept a twist of lemon ( green one ) in the top of my water San Miguel style .. 

But the maxing out of price for non Thai stuff is not in line with getting foreign investment into Thailand .. 

especially if you are getting well gouged and your avert ind's up mismelt .. 

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