Withholding Tax in Thailand


We have quoted for some construction work in Thailand which involved shipping materials first and then sending labour & plant to carry out construction activities (casting of a concrete floor slab).

The main contractor has asked us if our quote includes for Withholding Tax.

Can someone please explain what a Withholding Tax is.

Thank you.


Check here – http://www.mazars.co.th/Home/News/Doing-Business-in-Thailand/Tax/Withholding-Tax-in-Thailand.
You could also approach The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) – www.bccthai.com email greg@bccthai.com.
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Julie – we can help you save money on your travels to Thailand…which you can use to pay any sort of tax due….


Julie, my Company is a logistics provider. I have asked our Agent in Bangkok about Witholding Tax and they have advice is copied below:

Dear Nigel,

Your client question may be caused by No. 4 below. the contractor may deduct the money 3% of the payable amount to him and the contractor will submit the deducted money to Revenue Officer. Normally your client (payee or the tax payer) can credit as the full expense.

The contractor has asked because your client will receive 3% less what they propose.

Hope it is clear.

Any inquiry, please feel free to contact us.

4. Withholding Tax

For certain categories of income, the payer of income has to withhold tax upon the remittance of such income, file tax return Form P.N.D. 1, 2 or 3 as the case may be, and submit the amount of tax withheld to the District Revenue Office. The taxpayer (the payee) can credit the withheld amount again this total tax amount at the time of filing PIT return. The following are the withholding tax rates on some categories of income.

Types of income
Withholding tax rate

1. Employment income 5 – 37 %
2. Rents and prizes 5 %
3. Ship rental charges 1 %
4. Service and professional fees 3 %
5. Public entertainer remuneration

– Thai resident 5%

– non-resident 5-37 %

6. Advertising fees 2 %

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