Thai Revenue Department denies charging VAT on vaccines bought by private hospitals

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The Revenue Department has dismissed, as groundless, a report widely circulated on social media that it is charging value-added tax (VAT) on COVID-19 vaccines being procured by private hospitals, through the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, and that the tax burden will be passed on to members of the public.

The department chief, Mr. Ekniti Nitithanprapas, said today that the report has caused widespread misunderstanding among the public, adding that all private hospitals have been exempted from VAT charges and, therefore, cannot pass the tax burden onto their clients.

Businesses registered for VAT system can seek a VAT refund if they are charged VAT on their purchases.


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