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Customs department to tighten up tax evasion and tax collection

The Customs Department will tighten up examination of imports to stem tax evasion and to increase tax revenue after customs tax collection for the first six months of the 2015 fiscal year has fallen short of target by 2.5 billion baht.

Customs department chief Somchai Satjapong predicted that the total revenue shortfall for the whole year was expected to soar to 4.5 billion baht mainly due to economic slowdown which as affected exports.

However, he admitted that he was satisfied with the revenue figure but not sure that the government would be happy or not.

Regarding the case of Isuzu and Toyota companies which were found to have violated agreement of tax privileges, he said that the department had ordered the two firms to pay 1.8 billion baht and 11 billion baht in additional taxes respectively.

Thai PBS

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