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    In the hat (and dress uniform) mate - and I think...

    He's a sailor :mid:.[/quote]

    I know better than to argue that one with you....but why the gun and no boat?[/QUOTE]

    In the hat (and dress uniform) mate - and I think if you took the photo from...
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    Loving the thread mate, but hoping this isn't a...

    Loving the thread mate, but hoping this isn't a reference to me :-(
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    ^ I don't disagree with that; all I highlighted...

    ^ I don't disagree with that; all I highlighted was the link to establishing a company.

    If you either wanted to ensure the company was a "foreign" controlled/owned company, or if you wanted to...
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    since when have you needed 2 million baht to set...

    since when have you needed 2 million baht to set up a Thai company?

    ? BOI : The Board of Investment of Thailand

    All you need these days is 3 promoters - and I believe the share value is like 10...
  5. ^^about as Australian as most white Australians...

    ^^about as Australian as most white Australians are
  6. ^ possibly because of too much in-breeding?

    ^ possibly because of too much in-breeding?
  7. 60 years on the throne and... ...still alive....

    60 years on the throne and...

    ...still alive.

    I cannot believe why a near bankrupt country would agree to spend so much money celebrating the fact that someone has managed to stay alive.
    ...
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    Would depend where ones home bank account is....

    Would depend where ones home bank account is. Also, the amount might play a part. First thing to do is see if there is a Double Tax Treaty in place. Second thing to do is see a tax...
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    I would like to think Pauline Hanson is the...

    Charming Pauline
    Charming Pauline :) I think Pauline pantsdown would be a far better politician.
    Pauline Pantsdown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/QUOTE]

    I would like to think Pauline...
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    not doubting you mate, but I opened mine almost 5...

    you need a 100 pts of ID and a pport is only worth 70

    1st page of this PDF gives the list - http://www.eaussie.com.au/images/pdf/Aussie100PointForm.pdf

    many could be easily faked - but really...
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    I would think you could copy a MediCare card...

    I would think you could copy a MediCare card fairly easily. Not sure about fake degrees, as I've never needed one. Without an insider helping you out, a D/L or passport would be a lot harder if you...
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    Pauline Hanson visits LoS

    I see Pauline Hanson managed to pay LoS a quick visit.

    Cannot see much good coming out of this though

    Live chat: Fake identities - Today Tonight
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    Interesting - changed since my day as this was...

    Interesting - changed since my day as this was one of the questions you were asked. Everyone tick - "no" - but it was on the questionnaire. As was "When was the last time you visited a massage...
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    Cheers mate. All good here. Just wish it would...

    Cheers mate. All good here. Just wish it would stop raining for a while...
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    couldn't agree more [but wonders how Osborne ever...

    couldn't agree more [but wonders how Osborne ever became Chancellor!]

    :) :bananaman:

    BBC News - Millionaire tax avoiders 'shock' chancellor
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    I read the bolded underline part and thought to...

    I read the bolded underline part and thought to myself, if there was anything close to a "gentleman's agreement", then Mugabe wasn't in the room.

    I don't often say this about people, but in this...
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    "What do you call 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of...

    "What do you call 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea?"

    "A good start"

    :)
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    A good lawyer doesn't create a conflict between...

    A good lawyer doesn't create a conflict between anyone. A good lawyer acts in the best interests of his/her client - period.
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    ^agree. But having been bumped I can say that a...

    ^agree. But having been bumped I can say that a minor in Thailand is permitted to own land in Thailand, but that it is under the control of their guardian [only case of trust law in Thai law].

    The...
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    ^ why? Directors run a company not a marriage. ...

    ^ why? Directors run a company not a marriage.

    There are so many issues with this, not least of which is that, under Thai law, there is no concept of "estranged" - legally or otherwise. Just like...
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    hahahahahahaha - cheap at twice the price mate!

    No wonder you are in jail you are a frigging thief. :rolleyes: Hope all is well mate.[/QUOTE]

    hahahahahahaha - cheap at twice the price mate!
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    Sorry if this sounds wrong, but a director of a...

    Sorry if this sounds wrong, but a director of a company is not, per se, a shareholder.

    I do agree that you may hold both roles, but under Thai [or any] law, they are separate roles.

    As such,...
  23. Mid - holding parents accountable is one way to...

    Mid - holding parents accountable is one way to go, but that would mean parents need to watch their children 24/7. At some point, and that may be 12, you need to be held accountable for your own...
  24. ^this one has always been a difficult one for me....

    ^this one has always been a difficult one for me. The question I ask is: "At what age do you know what you have done is wrong?". The answer is probably different in a lot of cases.

    If you know...
  25. very true; but at the same time, he may grow to...

    very true; but at the same time, he may grow to regret not setting the company up properly in the first place as he sees his 49% being diluted to new shareholders to the benefit of the 51%...
  26. ^absolutely true - [edit] as the post above mine...

    ^absolutely true - [edit] as the post above mine has been edited I have deleted my response [/close edit]

    best advice - see a lawyer if the amounts of revenue you are talking about are more than...
  27. True - as far as I am aware the Thai tax...

    True - as far as I am aware the Thai tax authority has never investigated an average person on the street for tax evasion.

    But as advice goes, we have advised the OP to:

    * set up an illegal...
  28. But you can only do this if the income was earned...

    But you can only do this if the income was earned under the 1 year and 1 day rule, otherwise you would fall within the global earning rule.

    or has this changed too?
  29. Is this the case? In my day you could not...

    Is this the case?

    In my day you could not have tax residents [180 days or more] of Thailand as directors of an offshore company in a double tax treaty company for the purposes of avoiding Thai...
  30. One of the last cases I worked on in Thailand -...

    Since when? Law firms and accountants were using directors loans to balance the books to account for the missing capital when I last checked a few months ago.[/QUOTE]

    One of the last cases I...
  31. ^ not so easy mate - the Thai Supreme Court has...

    ^ not so easy mate - the Thai Supreme Court has ruled that directors' loans can be ruled as transfer pricing
  32. things may have changed since my time, but: *...

    things may have changed since my time, but:

    * as a foreigner, you cannot own 49% of any business (for example, you cannot own 49% of a farm). It pretty much needs to be in an unrestricted area -...
  33. Very tragic. I cannot work out what the...

    Very tragic.

    I cannot work out what the correlation is between road deaths and drownings? Is it like, 50 have died on the roads this month so let a few more drown?
  34. Yogi - why would a state [such as Thailand] that...

    Yogi - why would a state [such as Thailand] that does not have a social system [such as unemployment benefit] provide for anything? It never did in my time. You stand or fall on your own two feet was...
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    From my experience the problem with Thailand is...

    From my experience the problem with Thailand is not to enact law, but that they never take anything off the statues once it is enacted. As such, they have an ability to go back to laws that are 30,...
  36. It [the death sentence] would not be a major...

    It [the death sentence] would not be a major issue if he was in the UK because the UK opted out of this provision [EU wide rule that you cannot extradite to a death penalty country] due to its...
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    Ben Another factor you would need to consider...

    Ben

    Another factor you would need to consider is whether there is a Tax Treaty in place between the country of the goods origin and Thailand. The country of the goods origin is important because...
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    ^BB - Thai income tax is stepped. Here's a...

    ^BB - Thai income tax is stepped.

    Here's a link to the Revenue Department page on Personal Income Tax rates

    ::Personal Income Tax::

    I believe a lot of people in Thailand do not pay personal...
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    I believe that DD is right if the property is...

    I believe that DD is right if the property is located in Thailand and the will is governed by Thai law. However, if either the property is located outside Thailand or the will is governed by a...
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    DD - You can only really pay tax if you earn...

    DD - You can only really pay tax if you earn money. The real problem you would have is if you have not filed returns, as filing of returns is required even if you have not made money and failing to...
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    Assuming the company is a limited company...

    Assuming the company is a limited company established under the provisions of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (CCC), which yours sounds very much like it is, then you need to dissolve the company...
  42. It used to be the case that this was possible,...

    Definately not[/QUOTE]

    It used to be the case that this was possible, provided the child had never left Thailand. However, as soon as the child left/leaves Thailand, then they become dependents on...
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    Danno - as far as I'm aware, you do not need to...

    Danno - as far as I'm aware, you do not need to be married to your g/f to register a usfruct.
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    It used to be the case that adverts on billboards...

    It used to be the case that adverts on billboards (which included moving billboard on cars) that were written in English, with no Thai wording, were subject to a billboard tax. Not sure if that's...
  45. The central library in Sanamluang should have...

    The central library in Sanamluang should have these. There is also a government gazette that is issued either weekly or monthly, but that is only in Thai

    Link below:

    ::
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    Never done it mate. But I was, at one time, a...

    You don't need to be court appointed to be a guardian - this can be done by deed or contract. They court is required to "act in the best interests of the child", but this could be as simple as...
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    You don't need to be court appointed to be a...

    You don't need to be court appointed to be a guardian - this can be done by deed or contract. They court is required to "act in the best interests of the child", but this could be as simple as...
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    I'm no expert on US law, and I don't use wiki as...

    I'm no expert on US law, and I don't use wiki as a source normally, but as you will see, there are certain resident requirements for children born of US nationals who wish to acquire US citizenship....
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    OK Patrick, happy to accept you know best. ...

    OK Patrick, happy to accept you know best.

    Could you kindly explain to me the point of Section 17, Chapter 2 of The Thai Nationality Act BE 2535 -if having dual nationality is not an issue?
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    not sure about the reverting back part. Think it...

    not sure about the reverting back part. Think it has something to do with how long you are away. In my case, they said over 4 years meant doing 3 years back in the UK. But, I've had lots of people...
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