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Car import tax scam has cost state B60bn, hearing told

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A tax evasion scam on imports of luxury vehicles involving more than 100 government officials has cost the state at least 60 billion baht in lost revenue, a parliamentary committee was told on Tuesday. 

Pol Col Dusadee Arayawuthi, deputy permanent secretary for justice, told the senate subcommittee probing corruption in transport that 10,000 high-end automobiles, mostly from Britain, had been brought into Thailand every year since 2008.

The combined tax loss was around 60 billion baht, given that each vehicle is supposed to be taxed at one million baht or more, he added.

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