I will put this here as it is still current, if somewhat old.
We received a scruffy looking "letter" a few weeks ago, handwritten address on a single page folded over and stapled together. As I cannot read Thai, and my Daughter is elsewhere, I very nearly binned it. However, I had somebody take a look at it and was informed that it was from the Tessabaan in Hua Hin.
I went into the Tessabaan last week and was told that I needed to bring the original documents in so that they could assess how much the "building tax" would be. The documents were in Bangkok, so I did not get back with them until this week.
Went in there again today and the "assessment" is 15,000 Baht per year, plus 200 Baht for 3 of the last 4 years for "late" payment, plus this years 15,000 Baht---total being 60,600 Baht!
This is the first time that we have received any notice of this tax, but TIT I should have paid it each year without receiving a bill!
I asked for an Invoice and after much running around was given a "statement" in Thai with the old style numbers written on it, and told that it must be paid by the end of February.
I would like to know just what they base the assessment on, as the house was bought fully furnished from the original owner, and I am not sure that fact is shown on the documents that I have. They asked if the house was single or double storey, and WHERE it was despite having the Chanote in front of them. It seems to me that it is based on where it is, not what it is.
I would also like to know just what we get back for this amount of tax. We no longer have a rubbish collection service, and when the Government water supply was installed a couple of years ago we had to pay 35,000 Baht as our share towards getting it connected to the area.
What ever they are charging for in that office, it must affect a lot of people going on the number in there and waiting. The service from the staff is very good, starting from outside in the foyer with somebody asking in English if they could help me.
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