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Specific Business Tax in Thailand

  April 28, 2017     By Siam Legal International
Specific Business Tax (SBT), under the Revenue Code of Thailand, is one type of tax applicable to operators of real estate businesses.

Loophole from Unlawful Shareholders' Resolution in Thailand

Having gained experience in providing legal advice to private companies and joint-ventures involving a Thai-based partner, it has become...

Hearsay under Thai Law

Hearsay is an important rule in Thai criminal procedure as it is in that of other jurisdictions. Generally, it is the principle that the Court...

Freehold v Leasehold in Thailand

A look at some of the issues with leasehold ownership in Thailand.

What You Should Know When Seeking to Become a Thai National

Practical points to consider when contemplating applying for Thai citizenship.

Foreigners Married to Thais: Beware of Thai Condo Laws

A practical look at a complication non-resident foreigners married to Thais may face when purchasing a condominium in Thailand.

Recent Developments on Collateral in Thailand

Some of the effects of the recently enacted Business Collateral Act.

Thailand Premarital Agreement: Love, Money, and Marriage

The purpose of a premarital agreement is to determine the division of properties in the event of a divorce. Thailand premarital agreements are...

Basics of the Right of Superficies in Thailand

The right of superficies is found in Sections 1410 to 1416 of the Civil and Commercial Code. It is a right in land granted by the owner to the...

When Dogs Attack in Thailand: Torts, Crimes, and Property

When someone takes possession of an animal, that person can become legally liable for torts caused by the animal. And while most pet owners...

Usufructs Under Thai Law

The usufruct is a “real right” or interest in property that originates in Roman law and generally grants one person beneficial rights in the...

How to Evict a Tenant in Thailand

Evicting a Tenant in Thailand is not a simple matter. Leases are generally treated as a contract. There are procedures that need to be followed...

Thai Environmental Law

Thailand has a complex web of laws and regulations which protect the natural environment. In particular, Thai industrial interests and property...

Law, Life, and Society: Thai Businesses with Foreign Owners

There are restrictions to Non-Thais from opening most types of businesses.

Labor Protection for Illegal Foreign Workers in Thailand

Are the rights and protections granted to workers under Thai labor law applicable to foreigners who work in Thailand without a work permit?...

Tax Implications for Thai Companies Hiring Services Overseas

When a Thai company engages the services of another company, it must comply with a few tax obligations under the Revenue Code. It must withhold...

Normal Creditors and Secured Creditors in Thai Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy in Thailand is governed by the Bankruptcy Act of B.E. 2483 (1940) and allows bankruptcy status for both natural persons and juristic...

Marital Property for Foreign Spouses in Thailand

The Land Department of Thailand has special regulations that apply to the situation where a Thai national married to a foreigner wishes to...

Child Legitimation in Thailand

According to Section 1548 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code, a father of a child born out-of-wedlock must make an official application in...

Recognition and Enforcement of an Arbitral Award in Thailand

Under Thai law, an arbitration award must be recognized and enforced by the judicial system.

Company Incorporation in Myanmar - 100% Foreign Ownership

The Republic Union of Myanmar laws and regulations are different in many aspects.

Thailand Trademark Registration and Infringement

Thailand Trademark Act B.E. 2534 amended Thailand Trademark Act B.E 2543 does not recognize trademarks registered in other jurisdiction....

Thailand Business Structures Incorporation

Most businesses are looking to Incorporate a Company in Thailand but do not meet the initial requirements. Below is a list of items to consider...

Recognition of Foreign Judgments by Thai Courts

The recognition of foreign judgments by Thai courts is an issue likely to be of great interest to foreigners and Thai nationals alike. Its...

Thai Civil and Commercial Code: Corporate Directors’ Standard of Care

A director of a limited company in Thailand must be liable to the shareholders and the company itself when he or she conducts the business of...

The Exclusionary Rule in Thai Criminal Procedure

Section 226 of the Thai Criminal Procedure Code of B.E. 2477 (1934) prohibits, in a criminal case, the admission of evidence that is obtained by...

Three Things You Need to Know About Business Formation in Thailand

In Thailand, business formation in Thailand is very expensive in order to comply with the rules and regulations set forth by the government....

Overseas Service Businesses Under the Thai Foreign Business Act

The Foreign Business Act of 1999 generally restricts service businesses under Category (21) of List Three, with certain explicit exemptions such...

Foreign Skilled Technicians and Experts Under the Board of Investment in Thailand

The Investment Promotion Act of B.E. 2520 (1977) allows three categories for foreigners to enter Thailand in addition to the standard...

Thai Business Visa Application

If you would like to work in Thailand, you would have to be aware about the immigration policies concerning work visas and work permit to avoid...

Thailand – the Latest Developments in South East Asia

Thailand is recovering from historic floods that inundated the country on a scale never seen before. Drastic taxation measures helped to boost...

How to stay in Thailand Long-Term with Thai Marriage Visa

Being a foreigner, you are required to obtain visa to stay in Thailand. If you are legally married to a Thai national,you can apply for the Thai...

Debt Collection in Thailand

Recovering an unpaid debt in Thailand is often a tricky task that can be made more distasteful when the debtor, whether it is Thai or a...

Americans Require a Will While Living Abroad. Case of Thailand

Advancement of modern technology allow people to migrate effortlessly across borders in increasing numbers in this century. People live and work...

Essential Information in Doing Business in Thailand

  By Tila Legal
Doing a business in Thailand is now profitable for most investors. It has a very stable economic condition which is favorable for many...

Expat in Thailand Need to Make a New Will

  By Tila Legal
Will and testaments give you a chance to divide your property according to your own free wish without any ones interference from some external...

OSOS and OSSC Revisited

More than two years ago Thailand decided to concentrate several governmental services for foreign investors at one place in Bangkok. In the...

5 Approval Determinants of the UK Visitor Visa

Securing approval for the UK visitor visa does not solely rely in satisfying all the documentary requirements. There are other factors that...

UK Tourist Visa Applicants Confront Age Gap Issues

Age gaps between the petitioner and beneficiaries hardly affect UK tourist visa applicants. This shall be considered only if the couple is...

Limitations on Marriage in Thailand

The Civil and Commercial Code (CCC) of Thailand is the main source of legislation which provides who may and who may not get married under Thai...

Australian Tourist Visa For Thais

Basically, there are two Australian visa options that would permit the entry of Thais who intend to explore the country or pay a visit to their...

K-1 Visa In Thailand

A K-1 visa, also known as a Fiancé Visa, is the permission to enter the United States given to a foreigner fiancé of an American Citizen....

The Establishment and Termination of Guardianship in Thailand

Parental authority is automatically vested in the natural parents of a minor. There are, however, instances when parental authority is delegated...

Determinants of Child Support in Thai Divorce

Divorce in Thailand is coupled with many other concerns. These concerns do not only involve the divorcing partners themselves, but their...

Personal Injury Claims in Thailand

What is Personal Injury? Personal Injuries can be physical (such as bodily injury, loss or damage of property) or psychological (such as mind,...

Thai Laws on Paternity

The relationship that is established by law between a father and his child is called paternity. Paternity in Thailand is presumed in a valid...

Wills and Living Wills Distinguished

Wills and living wills are two different terms which refer to two different things in Thailand.

Understanding the Various Grounds for Thai Divorce

Couples who cannot resolve their marital problems can decide to end their marriage by getting a divorce. But not all marital issues can be used...

Foreigners Adopting in Thailand

Foreigners who want to adopt a child in Thailand must understand that adoption is processed through the Child Adoption Center of the Department...

Arbitration - Enforcing Contracts Outside of Thai Courts

If you are doing business in Thailand you might have already had some experience with the local court system. An all too common complaint of the...



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