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VAT refund for tourists now up to 30,000 baht

To provide more convenience for foreign visitors, the Revenue Department is set to raise the ceiling for value-added tax (VAT) refunds for tourists at downtown agents to 30,000 baht per traveller from 12,000 baht at present, Bangkok Post reported.

The tax-collecting agency also plans to expand cash payment services for VAT refunds to tourists at 10 international airports nationwide instead of just Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, said Pinsai Suraswadi, principal adviser on strategic tax administration.

The additional eight airports are Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Krabi, Samui, U-tapao and Surat Thani.

The Revenue Department will also soon allow foreign tourists to claim VAT refunds by cash at downtown agents across the country, the report added.

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