Registering a company under the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is an important step for foreign entrepreneurs. The benefits of BOI affiliation include both tax and non-tax incentives.
These incentives include 100% foreign ownership, reduced requirements for hiring foreign workers and the ability to own land for industrial projects. Other perks include a quota exemption for bringing in skilled workers and more.
How to Register a Company
The Thailand Board of Investment is a government organization that promotes investments in targeted economic sectors by offering fiscal and non-fiscal incentives. Foreign investors are permitted to have 100% ownership of a private limited company if their businesses meet the requirements set by the BOI.
The first step in registering a business under the BOI is to reserve a company name online with the Department of Business Development. Then, prepare a Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, bank certificate, list of shareholders, director forms signed by all directors, and a declaration of business operation form.
Obtaining a BOI certificate takes about six months. Once you have it, you need to demonstrate that your business is operating and show proof of funds (at least one-fourth of the essential capital requirement of 1M+ THB). In addition, you will need to secure work permits for all expatriate employees. Our experienced team can help you with all aspects of the BOI process, from preparing your pitch to BOI officers to ensuring compliance once you have your BOI license.
Obtaining a Company Registration Certificate
A Company Registration Certificate is a proof that a business has been registered with the government. Providing this certificate to clients, suppliers and lenders is a way to reinforce the legal validity of your business. It can also expedite the process of obtaining various licences including debt collection and industry specific licences.
The BOI is a government body that promotes investment in the country by devising different investment policies. This agency operates under the Prime Minister’s office and provides several benefits to companies that are promoted by it. These include tax and non-tax incentives. The former consists of exemptions and reductions in corporate income tax for a certain amount of years, and a decrease in taxes on dividends payable to shareholders.
Non-tax incentives can also include a deduction in the costs of electricity, transportation and water supply, as well as exemption from import duties on machinery and raw materials. This can help reduce production costs and increase productivity.
Obtaining a Company Tax Identification Number
A business tax identification number is an important piece of information to have when starting a new company. It can help you get a business bank account and save time when filing taxes. It can also make it easier to track your profits and losses. You can obtain a TIN through an online form, or by submitting a paper application.
A company is an artificial person created by law with a distinct legal identity, perpetual succession, common seal and shares of capital, which can be traded and owned. Depending on the country, it can be limited or unlimited in its capital, public or private, a corporation with or without share capital, a partnership or a community interest company.
If you want to apply for a TIN by phone or mail, it will take much longer than using an online application. For example, if you use the mail-in method, it can take up to six weeks for your TIN to be returned. This is a slow and inefficient method of applying for a TIN.
Obtaining a Company Bank Account
Once a company has been promoted by BOI and receives its promotion certificate, it is required to obtain a bank account. This can be done at the company’s one-stop service center or by contacting a bank directly. The bank will be required to verify the company’s ID number and registration number.
The BOI is Thailand’s primary investment promotion agency and offers tax and non-tax incentives to businesses that operate in targeted economic sectors. It also provides assistance to companies with navigating Thai regulations and is a key factor in the country’s improvement in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report over recent years.
The BOI promotes investments that will help enhance national competitiveness and drive a balanced, sustainable economy. This includes promoting R&D, innovation, value creation in the agriculture and industrial sector, SMEs, fair competition, and environmental sustainability. In addition, it focuses on outward investments to developing countries. Outbound investments are typically made through the BOI or the MOC’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP). Both agencies focus on boosting competitiveness and supporting SMEs in international markets.