Taxpayers won’t be on hook for gov’t COVID aid programs: Thai cabinet

Photo: Natasia Causse / Flickr
Photo: Natasia Causse / Flickr

Tax season is here and with it the complicated undertaking of determining what counts as taxable revenue. To help settle the confusion, the government has clarified that taxes need not be paid on money received from its aid programs, including travel subsidy rebates.

After rumors spread that people would pay taxes on the pandemic relief programs (funded by taxpayer money, ofc), the cabinet determined that none would be assessed on either the THB3,500 (US$117) of aid money dispersed for daily use or the travel rebates and vouchers, government spokesperson Rachada Thanadirek said last night. 

Revenue Department spokesperson Metinee Jiettanadee today told Coconuts that individual taxpayers don’t have to disclose on their forms the amount received under the programs and can just enter their other sources of income.

Ed. note: Story has been updated for clarity.


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