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Payroll taxes
in Thailand.



PAYROLL TAX 5.2% – 6%


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    What is the average employer tax rate in Thailand?

    Thailand employers pay one of the lowest taxes in the world. The average payroll tax is between 5.20% to 6%. The tax year in Thailand runs from 1st January to the 31st December.

    What is the average employee tax rate in Thailand?

    There are eight progressive income tax thresholds that employees in Thailand have to pay. The income tax rates are as follows:

    Taxable Income (THB) Tax rate 2023
    First 150,000 THB 0%
    150,001 – 300,000 THB 5%
    300,001 – 500,000 THB 10%
    500,001 – 750,000 THB 15%
    750,001 – 1,000,000 THB 20%
    1,000,001 – 2,000,000 THB 25%
    2,000,001 – 5,000,000 THB 30%
    5,000,001 THB and above 35%

    Employers are obligated under the Revenue Code of Thailand to withhold employee taxable income based on the thresholds listed above.

    Employer contributions in Thailand

    Employers are mandated to make the following minimum contributions out of an employee’s salary:

    Contribution item Contribution rate
    Pension 3%
    Health Insurance (maternity, disability, and death) 1.5%
    Unemployment 0.05%
    Work Injury Cover 0.20% – 1%
    This equals around 5%-6% of non-mandated employer social security contributions. The new National Pension Fund contribution replaced the voluntary contribution called the Provident Fund in 2021.

    Employee contributions in Thailand

    Employees also make mandatory contributions as part of their salary. These contributions and amounts are as follows:

    • 5% to a social security fund or a maximum of 750 THB per month

    This contribution is broken down into the following social security benefits:

    Contribution item Contribution rate
    Pension 3%
    Health Insurance (maternity, disability and death) 1.5%
    Unemployment 0.05%

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    The tax bureau in Thailand is called the Thailand Revenue Bureau. The Revenue Bureau is a department of the Ministry of Finance and is responsible for the administration of personal income taxes, corporate and specific business taxes, petroleum income tax, value added tax (VAT), and stamp duties.

    Yes, employers are expected to contribute to the social security fund. Employers can also contribute to an employee’s pension fund, health insurance fund, unemployment, and work injury cover.

    Employers have a duty to withhold income taxes, involuntary and voluntary contributions for an employee.

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