The cabinet on Wedneasday extended the term of the diesel excise tax reduction to 0.005 baht per litre for another month, until Jan 31.
Published: 25/12/2013 at 02:39 PM
Writer: Online Reporters
The tax reduction was set to end on Dec 31.
The tax waiver is aimed at keeping the cost of living down. It keeps the price of diesel below 30 baht a litre in Bangkok and nearby provinces, but not in rural areas where motorists pay more.
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Discussion 1 : 26/12/2013 at 08:49 AM
On a product that is taxed with about 100% it's a great gesture from the caretakers.
Discussion 2 : 25/12/2013 at 04:56 PM
Discussion 3 : 25/12/2013 at 03:23 PM
Can't do , in my opinion. It's only caretaker and it is pre-election period. The next government must decide on that. Maybe they have different idea. Since this is not an ongoing policy ( ends 31.Dec. ) , it is a new subsidy and a populist policy. This decision wins vote and that is not allowed.