The Cabinet has approved tax relief measures for Board of Investment (‘BOI’) promoted companies that have been affected by the flooding.
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The following tax measures for BOI promoted companies have been approved by Cabinet, but are still to be passed into law.
Flood affected companies that wish to establish a temporary production facility or make a new investment in Thailand.
For companies investing in a province affected by the floods the following incentives are being proposed:
For BOI promoted companies investing in another non- flood affected province, the amount of tax exempted will be capped.
New investors or any investor not affected by the floods who wishes to undertake a new investment or expand its existing business in Thailand
The following income tax concessions will apply:
There are still a few issues that need to be ironed out before the incentives proposed above are passed into law. The Cabinet decision grants generous incentives for existing companies to invest in a province affected by flooding. However, some parts of that province may not have been affected at all whilst other regions will have been inundated with water. Likewise it appears a little inequitable that a new company investing in an industrial estate in Zone 2 for instance will be entitled to a 5 year 50% income tax reduction after the 8 year holiday but an existing company affected by flooding will only be entitled to a 3 year concession.