THAI to pay B50m to end tax quirk
- Published: 24 Oct 2013 at 07.32
- Online news:
Thai Airways International Plc's (THAI) board of directors has agreed to spend up to 50 million baht to end a tax anomaly affecting its staff.
THAI president Sorajak Kasemsuvan said the board approved the budget to close the gap in the salary structure between those who joined the company before 2005, and those employed after, as they are taxed differently.
THAI employees who joined the company before 2005 have their tax paid by the company's welfare scheme, while those who have joined since then have to pay tax out of their own pocket.
A company source said the company pays tax for about 25,000 employees, while about 4,000 staff do not get this benefit, resulting in a feeling of discrimination among staff.
Damrong Waikanee, THAI labour union president, welcomed the board decision, saying the two groups of staff have different salary levels even when they occupy the same position.