The chief of the Revenue Department's Bang Rak district office where the allegedly fraudulent value-added tax (VAT) refund claims worth 3.6 billion baht took place complained his office has been treated unfairly during the investigation.
"I think we have received unfair treatment in this case as we treated the refund claims in question the same way as in other exporters' cases. There was no irregularity, but it seems the Revenue Department is the only agency being investigated," said Supakij Riyakarn, head of the unit, when he met with Prasit Suebchana yesterday, chairman of the fact-finding committee and the Finance Ministry's inspector-general.
The Finance Ministry recently asked the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to probe some 50 juristic persons who allegedly sought fraudulent VAT refunds worth several billions of baht from August last year to April this year.
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