Govt rushes to snag tax from Thaksin

Statute of limitations expires in 18 days

Some members of the government contend that ex-premier Thaksin owes 12 billion baht in taxes he avoided illegally when he sold Shin Corp to the Singaporean investors Temasek. (File photo)

Pressure is mounting on the government to find ways to collect 12 billion baht in taxes from former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra over the Shin Corp stake sale as the deadline for collecting the amount draws close.

The statute of limitations in the case expires in only 18 days.

While the government is struggling to explore all possible legal avenues to collect the tax, it has insisted the all-powerful Section 44 will not be used in this case.

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