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Thread: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

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    New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    Save your satang all you sex tourists; the government has confirmed that the proposed 300 baht tax on international tourists will start in April after all. It seems that part of it will be an insurance levy for all those of you hospitalised with a dose of the clap who were previously tempted to do a runner before paying the bill. Stand by for Dodgems or one of the other Bookburners to start a different thread on the same topic

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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    It’s not even the cost of a drink in a Bangkok Gogo bar.
    Nobody in their right mind is going to bother hitting their keyboard over it.
    Ah...the Pattaya heat must be getting to me!

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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    If I could, If it was within.my power right now I'd pay 30000 baht tourist tax for four weeks of pre covid Pattaya.

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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    I suspect my vat, hotel taxes and taxes on beer get to something in the same ballpark as Arsenal's 30,000.

    Although, I suspect the casual service workers who sometimes visit my room might not be vat registered.

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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    Quote Originally Posted by goji View Post
    . . . Although, I suspect the casual service workers who sometimes visit my room might not be vat registered.
    I’m glad you brought that up goji, because it reminds me of what turned out to be a rather unfathomable incident in my Bangkok apartment back in 2019 when my short-time visitor for the evening was about to leave. I asked him, casually mind you, not in the least bit confrontational, if he would mind providing me with a VAT receipt so that I could make a VAT refund claim. I showed him a form similar to the one below as evidence in support of my request:

    VAT.jpg

    Well, goodness me, up until then he had been very pleasant and er . . . what can I say, ah yes . . . very obliging. But in the blink of an eye he flew into a rage, ripped my form into shreds and, I’m guessing, said a few very unpleasant things in Thai. Then stormed off in what can only be described as a fury. Needless to say I never off’d him again. And to this day I really don’t understand why he became so unpleasant, do you?
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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    We're more interested to know were you claiming your entire trip as a deductible business expense !

    Before you reply I should add .....you do not have to say anything unless you wish to do so, however anything you do say may be taken down and used as...... I'll not continue as what with you being an HRMC inspector Im sure you know the drill from here on :-)

    PS when collecting your VAT receipts from the boys (as we all do of course) I trust you too just ask them to leave the figures section blank so you can fill it in yourself later when fiddling your expenses too ??? lol

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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean View Post
    And to this day I really don’t understand why he became so unpleasant, do you?
    Most boys think of themselves as bar boys, working boys, or some such similar polite phraseology. I don’t ever recall seeing a profile calling themselves an escort.

    They do not regard themselves as “money boys “, even though they will “perform” for a tip. I agree that you sometimes see profiles which says “MB”, but it Is quite rare.

    Being called a “money boy” to his face is considered a serious insult. Ask me how I know!

    Perhaps this is what he thought you were saying?

    I doubt a Thai boy would understand your joke, let alone the form you produced!

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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    Quote Originally Posted by gerefan2 View Post
    . . . I doubt a Thai boy would understand your joke, let alone the form you produced!
    Sorry gerefan2, I thought I had made it clear that my whole post was a work of fiction with the addition of the emoji, the updated form date of 1 April 2018 and the whole tone of my post. Apologies for any confusion.
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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    Durr.....

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    Re: New tourist tax proposal set to be introduced in April after all

    Quote Originally Posted by gerefan2 View Post
    Most boys think of themselves as bar boys, working boys, or some such similar polite phraseology. I don’t ever recall seeing a profile calling themselves an escort.
    I once encountered a young man working at Boys Bangkok in its final incarnation who described himself as a “sex worker”. His previous employer had been some UN do-gooder agency whose major influence on the young man’s life was the information that there’s more money in sex work than office work. He’s not the only pleasant encounter a UN agency has provided although the first one was not a paid meeting. I met him in that haunt of daytime pick ups in the 80s and early 90s, Dairy Queen in the Robinsons building on the corner of Silom & Rama 4 roads

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