The Thai government is proposing an overhaul of vehicle taxes to promote alternative fuels, reduce emissions and support government-backed projects such as eco-cars. Excise Department Director General Pongpanu Svetarundra tells the Bangkok Post newspaper the restructuring will have no effect on revenue. “The current tax rate is biased and unfair for some items,” he says. “Taxation should be used as a tool to support government policy while being fair to consumers.” Pongpanu says there ...

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