One of our foreign clients would like to buy an existing accounting and legal firm owned by Thais. They asked us if they need the foreign business license and how to obtain it. As per the Foreign Business Act, despite being a Thai registered company with majority foreign ownership, the company’s status is defined as […]
We get a lot of inquiries from foreign companies or business people (who are seeking investors to buy into their business in other countries or to lend them money) asking us to verify if their investment deal is legitimate. In most cases, the investor, supposedly in Thailand, tells the foreign companies that they need to […]
We have an international client that uses our BOI Thailand service, who has an interesting question regarding what their investment promotion allows them to do. Question: We are currently engaged in discussions with another company about forming a Joint Venture (JV) company. They would hold 51% of this company and we would hold 49% of […]
To become a fully Thailand BOI compliant company, the company has to complete the conditions set out in the BOI certificate. Some BOI companies are required to have the minimum investment (excluding cost of land and working capital) of at least 1 million Baht (or any the amount specified in the BOI certificate). In addition […]
The benefits of getting BOI promotion in Thailand for wholesale business are mostly about having many work permits and owning land. As a foreign company, which has more than 50% shares owned by foreigners, wholesaling products in Thailand, you have to get a foreign business license in order to operate your business in the country […]
This post is about Thailand BOI promotion for software business, which is classified as one of special importance and benefit to the country. Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) grants the promoted software companies a corporate income tax exemption without a cap and other incentives. Thailand BOI promotion for software business is granted to the following […]
Closing down a Representative Office in Thailand is much easier than opening it, which requires a lot of documents supporting the application for a Foreign Business License. Here are the documents needed when closing down a representative office to be filed at the Department of Business Development. A letter explaining the reason of closing down the […]
Some of Thailand BOI promoted activities are classified as of special importance and benefit to the country and the Board of Investment grants the promoted companies corporate income tax exemption without a cap plus other rights and benefits. Those high priority Thailand BOI promoted activities are Category 1.3 Economic forest plantations (except for eucalyptus) Category 3.9 Creative product design […]
Whenever there is a need of changing Branch Office Manager, there are documents and fee that need to be filed with the Department of Business Development.
Foreign companies should plan carefully whether your presence in Thailand should be just a Representative Office or a Branch Office.