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Offline thaiga

Is it time to do away with the ‘farang tax’?
« on: October 10, 2015, 11:54:08 AM »
Dual-pricing in Thailand: Is it time to do away with the ‘farang tax’?

Government must review two-tiered pricing policy, writes James Austin Farrell

It is, arguably, taken for granted by most Western visitors, and even expatriates in Thailand, that they will be overcharged at various points of their trip or stay. Thailand has this reputation, and this is why you might see some foreigners arguing over 10 baht (30 cents) for a tuk-tuk journey, or shamefully bargaining at times on fixed-price goods such as eggs.

The seasoned tourist fears he’s being made a fool of, while the expat may feel he is already contributing enough to the Thai economy and shouldn’t be taken advantage of. Foreigners are mostly all well aware of the skullduggery that sometimes exists in Thai pricing strategies.

Some people accept it, others resent it. It exists, arguably, because when Westerners started visiting Thailand in droves they were seen as rich, and perhaps because of that were deemed eligible for a little extra taxation.

full article: asiancorrespondent
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Offline sowhat

Re: Is it time to do away with the ‘farang tax’?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 01:47:30 PM »
Two tiered pricing

some peoples Arguably, that such a practice, which is found mostly in state run places,museums,national parks ect. ect. is a rip off and spoils the mood of the visitors.

another argument being, FARANGS DON'T PAY TAXES. so they must pay more.

so who pays the 7% tax on the hotel room,the farang does, tourists and expats alike. every bottle of water or movie ticket foreign tourists buy 7% VAT is applied.the foreigners who work in thailand pay tax.

Dual pricing confusion and frustration and from mixed marriages half Thai, half foreign kids, pay what amount.

a world class tourism destination that boasts about its hospitality yet rip offs still occur. 

i wonder how much the farang does pay in taxes.Share your thoughts below.

hotel

airport

can u think of anymore taxes add to list  :salute
 

Offline dawn

Re: Is it time to do away with the ‘farang tax’?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 06:03:46 PM »
there's 15% tax on your bank interest  :-[

Sales tax, or VAT of 7% which is sometimes included in the price like Makro
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Offline thaiga

Re: Is it time to do away with the ‘farang tax’?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 01:24:43 PM »

I heard they have a john thomas tax in patts  :evilgrin
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Offline sowhat

Re: Is it time to do away with the ‘farang tax’?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 02:28:35 PM »
that won't effect the w/spoon soaks
 

 



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