Extension on Tax deductions for LTF contributions

The Cabinet has extended tax deductions for investments in Long-term Equity Funds (LTFs) for another three years, as they were set to expire at the end of 2016. This action was taken because a large numbers of people have invested in LTFs, and the policy seeks to boost long-term savings.

Keywords: Mazars, Thailand, Payroll, LTF, Personal Income Tax

17 December 2015

The lock-up period for investments in LTFs has also been changed. Previously, holders could redeem LTFs in the fifth calendar year after purchase. For example, investors could purchase LTFs in December 2010 and sell them in January 2014. However, investors must now hold LTFs purchased between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2019 for seven calendar years after they are purchased.

Taxpayers can deduct contributions of up to 15% of their personal income, or 500,000 baht, whichever is lower, for investments in LTFs.

For more information, please go to Bangkok Post, National News Bureau of Thailand, and Royal Thai Government (สรุปข่าวการประชุมคณะรัฐมนตรี 3 พฤศจิกายน 2558 หน้า 38) .

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