The foreign shareholding company enjoys attractive benefit after getting BOI certification and are often allowed 100% foreign-ownership, yet if the company’s business is listed in List 2 and List 3 of the prohibited activities of the Foreign Business Act. For where the company’s operation is listed in List 1 of the Act, the company will have a minimum of 51% Thai-ownership. Apart from this, if necessary or appropriate BOI may fix standards for foreign shareholding limits. Below are listed the activities that are operated by the Foreign Business Act.
As BOI accreditation is reserved for big investors in Thailand, the process of certification is tedious, rigorous and frightful with unexpected complications. At every step of the process, utmost care should be taken to check all the requirements are achieved. To avoid data collision, proper guidance is required. Appointing an expert legal firm will ensure a smooth and continuous operation of the business and the venture is certified with Thai law. This continuous flow of business operation will ease the relationship of the company with its investors. With years of delivering valuable and quality legal consultations, Cloud 7 Legal Services is undeniably a trusted option, as dealing with the entire certification procedure can be extremely time-consuming and for any negligence, it can threaten the interest of the company’s investors and other stakeholders. Contact us today to know and avail of various benefits of BOI certification.
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Under 200 million Baht of Investment, Values considers for BOI promotion within 40 business days – after acceptance of the complete application
Over 200 million Baht of Investment Values considers for BOI approval by sub-committee is within 60 business days – after submission of a complete application.
Over 2000 million Baht of Investment values first considered by the sub-committee and then receives the approval of the Board within 90 business days – after submission of a complete application.
The applicants will receive written notification from the BOI office within 7 business days, about its approval and also detailed conditions of the BOI waivers and benefits that have been granted. This written notice will also include an application form for the BOI promotion certificate. After receiving this written approval, the applicant must revert back his reply, along with the promotional application duly filled and accepted to the OBOI within 30 days. A letter of explanation will be sent to the OBOI if the applicant fails to reply within 30 days, which will act as a consideration to extend the timeline up to 30 days, not more than 3 times.
The applicant must start and establish a Thai company within six months of acceptance consent to receive the investment promotion certificate of the BOI. The following records must be forwarded to the OBOI offices :
An explanatory letter must be sent by the applicant to the OBOI if he/she is unable to submit the documents within the time, which will be considered in extending the deadline up to 4 months at a time and which can be extended up to a maximum of 3 times. The concerned authority will start to issue the investment promotion certificate, once all the specified documents are received. It is also advisable that the promoted company should adhere to the rules laid down in the Certificate.
To hire foreign staff, the newly launched BOI company must finish its registration procedure into the e-expert system which will enable the company to requests for the consideration and approval of foreign employees. Once the procedure has been made and incorporated through the e-expert system, the applicant becomes eligible to make an application for both visa and work permit via the One-Stop Service center of BOI.
After completion and receipt of the investment promotion certificate, the BOI company must fulfill the following conditions and notify the OBOI at each stage, wherever necessary.
1) To get benefit/waiver from the reduction of taxes and duties, the machiner and equipment must be imported within 30 months.
2) The construction must be completed, the machinery and equipment installed within 36 months and the factory is made ready to commence operations.
3) If the operation is suspended for more than two months, the company must ask for permission from OBOI.
4) To sell, mortgage, lease or transfer machinery which was imported at a lower rate of tax, the OBOI must give written consent. Permission should be required to use machinery for non-approved purposes also.
If a company is meeting the parameters, the OBOI will send an official warning notice through BOI inspector. And on that, if proper explanations are not produced by the company, the OBOI will recommend that the promotion be suspended to Board and the following information will be passed on to the DBD and Revenue Department.
Thailand has stringent accounting and reporting protocols that BOI companies are bound to follow. Along with the standard reporting of VAT, WHT, and SSF, and filing of quarterly, half-yearly and yearly audit reports, a BOI company should adhere to specific requirements necessary for each type of promotional category. To maintain accuracy, proper monitoring is carried out by both the BOI inspectors as well as the revenue department. Eventually, special evolution must be made for any BOI accounting requirements.