You will find here a series of summaries providing an overview of useful accounting regulations, processes and accounting issues for Doing Business in Thailand.

Accounting for the employee benefits obligation

The amended Labour Protection Act, which became effective on 1 September 2017, states that employers may set the retirement age for employees, or an employer and employee may make an agreement on the retirement age, or employee representatives may make a collective agreement on the retirement age. Retirement at the set age will be considered termination of employment.

FAP update

The FAP elected a new president and management team in June 2017. Furthermore, it has issued certain policies that will be of benefit to accounting professionals and FAP members.

How to present goodwill in financial statements

Paragraph 188 of the Thai Financial Reporting Standards for Non-Publicly Accountable Entities (“TFRS for NPAEs”) indicates that goodwill is not an intangible asset. Therefore, goodwill cannot be recognized and presented as an intangible asset in the financial statements.

ASEAN CPA Registration in Thailand

The April 2017 issue of the newsletter of the Federation of Accounting Professions (“FAP”) set out the qualifications needed to register as an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant (ASEAN CPA), which are as follows: