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Visas, et al / Re: Forgot to do my 90 Day Report
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:04:23 PM »
Possibly it was because Princess Soamsawali (the current king's first wife) was in town to give out the degrees at north-east university.

Open discussion / Re: Alek's All Day Breakfast
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:22:48 PM »
I can think of three temples along that side of the lake so I'm still none the wiser.

Visas, et al / Re: Yellow Residence Book? Permanent Residence?
« on: January 26, 2018, 06:22:10 PM »
There might be a quota, a limit of 100 people a year per nationality, but I doubt very much whether that quota is ever reached.

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: Nookies delights,frozen foods & dry goods
« on: January 20, 2018, 01:21:33 PM »
And before you ask,  BB is Best Before date.  Although with dry stuffing I'm sure it would last for ages if still sealed. 

Where to find . . . / Re: Khon Kaen tax office
« on: January 18, 2018, 06:53:14 PM »
As am I. I have the UK state pension, a works pension and a tiny annuity.  All are taxed under PAYE in the UK and all are paid into my HSBC UK account.
With all the money laundering going on do they pick on the little people to show they are doing something?  I bet the likes of Starbucks and Amazon don't get this hassle.  (Paranoia mode setting in)
I replied today my registered  post so I'll see what they say.

Where to find . . . / Re: Khon Kaen tax office
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:42:49 PM »
Yes, Terry is right, it's in the complex where the Amphur office is found.  As you turn into the car park is the first building on the left, you have to pass it to park.  Up the steps and through the door on you immediate left.  We went at 11am and it was almost empty.

But:  They just did not want to know or help me.  They told my wife that as I had no income in Thailand I did not get to have a tax number and  were very rude to my wife and told her we were wasting their time. Typical (un)civil servants showing off their power over a mia farang.

So this evening I have rung HSBC in the UK and told them there was no number forthcoming and they seemed happy with that, so long as I tell them why.  That's over the phone of course.  We'll see what happens when I return the forms.

Where to find . . . / Re: Khon Kaen tax office
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:56:17 PM »
I plan to go early next week.  I'll report back for future reference.  Thanks to all.

Where to find . . . / Khon Kaen tax office
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:09:11 PM »
I have been having intense discussion with my UK bank, HSBC, about where my tax residence is.  I maintain it's in the UK because that's where my sole income originates via two pensions and it's where I am taxed.   They insist my tax residence is here and were not amused when in that case I asked for all my UK tax payments to be refunded!

I have no income in Thailand and because of having a 'retirement'  visa I'm not allowed to earn anything anyway.

I'm 70 years old next week and long since retired but this time HSBC are getting really nasty about it.  They want a full written explanation (!)  and threaten me with the loss of my UK account which would be disastrous.

So, I may have to go to the Khon Kaen tax office and  get a number which I will never use, just to keep happy some HSBC pen-pusher with a streak of meglomania.  And I thought the Spanish Inquisition had been disbanded.

But where is the Khon Kaen tax office, any help please, and if possible, what do they want from me when I do go there.

Thanks very much,

Open discussion / Re: A Sad Sight
« on: December 30, 2017, 05:46:49 PM »
I bet he paid for it all though.

Open discussion / Re: Why are traffic fatalities so high in Thailand?
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:15:27 PM »
Thai traffic light meanings:
Green means "Wait until I've finished sending this text message."
Amber has two meanings.
 a.  Put your foot down, the lights are changing.
 b.  Brake hard thus causing panic behind you, then as the lights go to red go straight through.
Red of course means there's time for three or four more vehicles to go through.

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: Pullman Dinner Buffet
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:05:15 PM »
Is the 850 inclusive or is it ++,  ie  plus service then plus VAT.  That would bring it to well over 1,000 baht.  Plus drinks of course.

Via an ATM I would doubt it, Rex, but via internet banking it should be easy.

Oh for the British Embassy to do the same.

And in 6 months time they will be complaining about the drought and cutting off the water during the day.

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: Nookies delights,frozen foods & dry goods
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:21:36 PM »
And why do monks need top-of-the-range mobile phones?  A direct line to circumvent praying?

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