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Thailand foreign e-services VAT consultation

  • Jan 24, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Thailand has launched a public consultation into imposing VAT on non-resident providers of electronic or digital services to its consumers.

The latest consultation will be based on a revised VAT bill designed to impose tax collection obligations on the providers. The first version was drawn up in 2018. The bill includes a provision for simplified VAT registrations, without the right to deduct any local input VAT suffered. Only services delivered via the internet, or other electronic network, will be included in the tax net. Online marketplaces which act of the payment collector for the original provider would be required to charge and collect the taxes, too.

Global VAT on e-services has been spreading around the world for several year.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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