On 12 March 2019, the Land and Building Tax Act, 2562 B.E. (“the Act”), was published in the Government Gazette. Tax collection for land and buildings under this Act was to begin on 1 January 2020. However, on 11 December 2019, the Ministry of Interior announced that it was postponing the timeline for procedures under the Act.
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The postponement is due to a delay by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Interior in preparing related laws. According to Section 98 of the Act, the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Finance shall enact related laws, such as ministerial regulations, rules and announcements, within 120 days of the date that the Act comes into effect, which was 10 July 2019. However, to date, these related laws have not been completed. As a result of the delay, local administrative organizations are not aware of the details, rules, and procedures to perform tax collection duties according to the Act.
Therefore, according to the announcement of the Ministry of Interior, the law is still in effect on 1 January 2020, but the timeframe of each procedure under the Act is postponed an additional four months, as shown in the table below: