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by GroveHillWanderer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension
Replies: 23
Views: 1019

Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Always remember, if it simple and easy, Thais will make it difficult and complicated. You mean, like when they changed the 90-day report that used to involve various pieces of paper and take on average around 10-15 minutes (not counting the time taken to fill the form) to a totally paperless proces...
by GroveHillWanderer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Claiming the 15% holding tax back from fixed term bank accounts
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Claiming the 15% holding tax back from fixed term bank accounts

I have been claiming my fixed account withholding tax back for the last 4 tax years and had nothing but extremely helpful assistance. I handed a lady my bank form and tax id slip, she filled everything in for me. I did it for 2017 a few weeks ago, I was the only customer in the office on Soi 88 and...
by GroveHillWanderer
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Claiming the 15% holding tax back from fixed term bank accounts
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Claiming the 15% holding tax back from fixed term bank accounts

I think it would be better to check with your bank on that. I have seen things claiming that it's only for fixed term deposits but I know that's not true because I have successfully reclaimed the tax deducted on interest from a non-fixed term account - TMB's No Fixed account which, as the name indic...
by GroveHillWanderer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Claiming the 15% holding tax back from fixed term bank accounts
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Claiming the 15% holding tax back from fixed term bank accounts

europtimiste wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Is this tax refund possible for every foreigner even if retired ?
It's available to anyone who has had tax withheld from the interest on their account. It doesn't matter if you're retired or not.
by GroveHillWanderer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2588
Views: 139477

Re: The Digital Surgery

Big Boy wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:40 pm
.............................../ and it works :D
Did they say (or do you know) what they did to fix it? Was it the frequency band, Wi-Fi channel, AP isolation - or something else entirely?
by GroveHillWanderer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Opening a Thai bank account
Replies: 23
Views: 1390

Re: Opening a Thai bank account

If you look at other posts and threads on here you will realise the rules changed last year! All the people saying it’s easy are talking in the past. I was even offered a bank account over dinner when I sat near the bank manager from kassikorn when he was celebrating his birthday. He sent over some...
by GroveHillWanderer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Human fetuses found among household garbage in Hua Hin
Replies: 30
Views: 1519

Re: Human fetuses found among household garbage in Hua Hin

The majority of Thais still believe it's illegal and that was backed up by an article in The Nation (am I able to quote them?). If the government will not promote the law and certain media completely misinform, then it's not surprising that these back street butchers are able to operate. Actually t...
by GroveHillWanderer
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2588
Views: 139477

Re: The Digital Surgery

I restored the device to factory settings and went through the whole setup process. The message on the TV screen clearly states setup is good, and it is connecting to the Wi-Fi network. However, I keep getting the same result on the phone, it is not being recognised by the Wi-Fi router. Based on my...
by GroveHillWanderer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Hua Hin Kite Festival, March 23-25 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Hua Hin Kite Festival, March 23-25 2018

handdrummer wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:56 pm
should be great; a day on the concrete in the sun.
It's at the non-commissioned officer school next door, not at Rajabhak(ti) park, though. The NCO school is pretty verdant as far as I'm aware.
by GroveHillWanderer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Hua Hin City 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2739

Re: Hua Hin City 2018

Looks like it was pretty much one-way traffic.
by GroveHillWanderer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Transfer UK Visa to new Thai passport
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Transfer UK Visa to new Thai passport

In my experience, you do not. My wife has a ten-year visa for the UK and we were clearly told that the visa did not need to be (and could not be) transferred. My wife has had two new Thai passports since and each time we've been to the UK (six or seven times now since she got the 10-year visa) we've...
by GroveHillWanderer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Football on TV in central Hua Hin
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Football on TV in central Hua Hin

dont forget that if you support a championship side or lower you get a follow your team streaming services, so you only need to find a bar and get pally with the owner and they can show every game for you Not necessarily. My team is Middlesbrough and they don't offer a streaming service for their g...
by GroveHillWanderer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Claiming the 15% holding tax back from fixed term bank accounts
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Claiming the 15% holding tax back from fixed term bank accounts

I was able to do this here in HH last year. On my first visit, I did indeed come across a tax official who told me a refund was not possible for a foreigner. After double-checking with my bank, who insisted that the refund is accessible to anyone regardless of nationality I went back with a Thai rel...
by GroveHillWanderer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 10 year visas now available, can somebody tell immigration
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: 10 year visas now available, can somebody tell immigration

It's been a while since this was announced so I was just wondering, has anybody tried to apply for this (or heard any reports of people trying to do so) in Hua Hin yet? And if so, what was the outcome? I have read information in 'the other place' that anyone who has tried to apply for the new ten-ye...
by GroveHillWanderer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 30
Views: 1797

Re: Tax Residency (bank requirements)

Question. As I do not file a tax return in Thailand how can I be resident here for taxation purposes Being resident for tax purposes does not depend on whether you file a tax return, only on how many days you spend in Thailand. The following is taken from the government website www.rd.go.th Taxpaye...