Auditor wants 60 politicians to pay more taxes

Auditor General Pisit Leelavachiropas poses with a anti-corruption superhero during a seminar in October 2016. (Bangkok Post file photo)

The auditor-general has told the Revenue Department to collect more taxes from some 60 politicians in the previous two governments because what they paid did not match the increases in their declared wealth.

Pisit Leelavachiropas said on Friday that the move was part of his policy to make tax collections fairer. 

"As we're undergoing political reform, we found several politicians were substantially richer but the taxes they paid remained the same," he said. "When I asked the Revenue Department whether they paid taxes on the increased amounts, they told me these politicians were not unusually rich.

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