The following are the company formation procedures with the
Thai Ministry of Commerce:
1 Reserve the Name. The applicant provides three company's names
to register according to their priority, so that a lawyer shall
reserve them with the registrar. If the first name has been
used /incorporated, then the second or the thud one shall be
reserved accordingly. This will take about one to two days.
2. Apply for the First Registration. After the registrar has
approved company's name, the applicant has to nominate seven
initial promoters (people who want to set up the company to
register A Memorandum of Association.
3. Apply the Second Registration. From the eighth days upon
the registrar has approved the Memorandum, a lawyer shall apply
for a second registration to complete the whole process of the
company formation, which approximately takes two weeks.
4. Appling for a Work
Permit. If the applicant wants to apply
for a work permit to work legally in Thailand, he/she has to
set a registered capital (capital to use in the company) 2,000,000
Baht for one work permit application.
5. The Government Fee. The fee for setting up 2,000,000 Baht
registered capital company is approximately 13,000 Baht, and
receipts shall be provided.
6. The Lawyer Fee. The legal professional fee on the whole process
of company formation is 20,000 Baht. Lawyer practices involve
with preparing, checking, translating and certifying all support
documents and later submitting the applications to the registrar,
the Ministry of Commerce.
Summary on Legal, Accounting and related services
I. Legal Services
1. Labour and Employment
The important labour and employment laws and regulations involve
1.1) Employment Agreement
Legal work shall include preparing, drafting and making the
employment agreement both
in Thai and in English versions. Professional legal fee is about
1.2) Working Regulations
Under the Labour Protection Law, the employer must have working
regulations to be
reviewed and certified by the Ministry of Labour if the employer
(or the company) employs staff
more than ten persons. Legal practices involve with drafting,
making and filing those regulations
to the Ministry for final approval. Professional legal fee is
1.3) Social Securitv Fund
According to the Social Security Law, each employer and employee
shall contribute 5%
monthly of the salary to the fund Professional legal fee on
applying for registration for social
security number is 5,000 Baht
2. Lease Agreement
The legal work on lease agreement is preparing and negotiating
with the landlord including
drafting and making the agreement both in Thai and in English
version. Professional legal fee is
about 7,000-10,000 Baht.
3. Shareholder Agreement
The shareholder agreement shall be made in Thai and English
version for useful reference in the
future. Professional legal fee shall depend on the contents
and number of shareholders
4. Tax Matter
To pay less tax and get more income and profit, the company
should make tax planning the business. Major tax practices concern
with leasing, selling and buying the property,
corporate and personal income tax, value added tax (VAT), and
withholding tax. Tax planning
strategy shall be advised on the case by case basis.
Tax identification number application
The company must have Tax ID Number and this must apply from
Department. Professional legal fee is 3,000 Baht for the company
and 3,000 for each foreigner
4.2) Value Added Tax (VAT)
If the company has income per year from 1,800,000 Baht or more,
it has to register VAT
with the Revenue Department. Professional legal fee on this
registration is 5,000 Baht.
5. Work Permit
A foreigner who wants to work in Thailand must have a work permit.
and job description shall be under the Labour 0ffice regulations.
Professional legal fee for work
permit application is 15,000 Bath.
5.1. Work Permit Extension
Before the work permit expires, a foreign worker has to extend
the visa with the Immigration
Office and later renew the work permit with the Labour Office,
Krabi Professional Legal fee on
renewal a work permit is 5,OOO Baht. Learn more about Work
Lawyer will advise on insurance arrangement, reviewing the insurance
policy and insurance
agreement. Legal fee shall be based on each or insurance package
of the company.
11. Accounting Service
1. Monthly Accounting Matter
Under the company laws and related regulations, the company
has to keep records of accounting
and later make a balance sheet and financial statement approved
by a Certified Public Accountant
(CPA) to be submitted to the Ministry of Commerce every six
month and at the year end. The
laws require a qualified accounting officer who graduated a
bachelor of accounting to undertake
and certify monthly accounting work. Therefore, the company
should collect information
concerning costs, expenses and income and send receipts or relevant
documents to us to do the
work under an accounting standard process accepted by the authority.
If the company has registered VAT, it has to file monthly to
the Revenue Department with
relevant documents, and the accounting officer will be responsible
Monthly fee on accounting service including VAT filing to the
Revenue Depatment is
3. Annually Financial Statement
At the end of the year, the company has to submit a financial
statement to be reviewed and
certified by a CPA (or Auditor) to the Ministry of Commerce.
Professional CPA fee depends on
the company income.