On 27 June 2018, Ministerial Regulation No.338 was published in the Royal Gazette effective retroactively from 1 January 2018, allowing a taxpayer to claim a personal income tax deduction of up to 60,000 baht for medical expenses paid by the taxpayer or his/her spouse for prenatal care and child delivery.
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07 August 2018
Where the expenses were paid in different tax years, the expenses can still be claimed for the year in which it was paid, but must not exceed 60,000 baht in total for each childbirth.
In order to claim the tax deduction under this Ministerial Regulation, the taxpayer is required to comply with certain rules, conditions, and procedures set out by the Director-General of the Revenue Department.