Pisit pursues lost Thaksin tax

Revenue Dept called in to secure B12bn

Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas: Officials have the power to recover Thaksin's money. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas has called on the Revenue Department to launch more attempts to collect 12 billion baht in tax from former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra over the sale of shares in Shin Corp to Singapore's Temasek Holdings a decade ago.

The call came after the Finance Ministry's tax committee, chaired on Wednesday, by deputy permanent secretary for finance Prapas Kong-ied, indicated people who have incorrectly submitted their annual earnings for tax evaluation will not be required to resubmit them after a five-year time frame passes, and the time frame will not be extended.

The Office of Auditor-General (OAG) previously asked the department to extend the time frame to collect the tax from Thaksin.

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