More than 300,000 people have filed claims for the government’s first-time car buyer tax rebate scheme, and lost revenue from the policy is expected to exceed 30 billion baht by year's end, the figure estimated by the state, Deputy Finance Minister Tanusak Lek-uthai says.
Mr Tanusak said since the programme was launched in September last year, the total number of claims had added up to 29 billion baht. By the end of the year, the rebate claims would exceed the government’s estimated figure of 30 billion baht.
About 10,000 applicants had already received the tax rebate worth a total of 849 million baht, he said.
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