Real Estate Rights Under the Marriage Equality Act

Building upon the earlier overview of the law (, this article delves deeper into the implications of the Marriage Equality Act on real estate rights for LGBTQ+ couples in Thailand. It focuses on two key aspects: condominium acquisition and land ownership.

Advancements in Thailand’s Marriage Equality Legislation of 2024

Thailand has witnessed significant social progress in recent years, with growing societal interest in enhancing the rights and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals. In response to this momentum, there has been a social movement to legalize same-sex marriage and elevate family and civil rights for LGBTQ+ individuals through amendments to the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (“CCC”), known as the “Marriage Equality Act” (the “Act”).

Legal Developments in Thai Real Estate: Facilitating Foreign Ownership

On June 21, 2024, the Cabinet Secretary’s office introduced urgent economic measures aimed at revitalizing Thailand’s economy through the real estate sector. Central to these measures is a proposal to relax regulations governing foreign ownership of properties. This initiative comes in response to a letter from the Cabinet Secretary dated April 9, 2024, emphasizing the government’s commitment to stimulating economic growth via real estate development and positioning Thailand as a global industrial hub.

Thai Cabinet Approves Comprehensive Tax Measures to Revitalize Domestic Tourism

In a significant move towards enhancing the domestic tourism sector, the Cabinet has endorsed a series of tax measures tailored to ignite domestic tourism on June 4, 2024. These measures, meticulously crafted, are purposed to not only facilitate the sustained recovery of the Thai tourism industry but also to stimulate domestic tourism and fortify the domestic economy. The multifaceted approach of these measures encompasses two distinct components as follows.

Consumer Protection: Laws and Regulations Governing Product Recall

This legal summary provides an overview of the laws and regulations governing product recalls in Thailand under the Consumer Protection Act, B.E. 2522 (1979). It aims to guide business operators on mandatory steps, recommended practices, and compliance requirements when conducting product recalls within Thailand.

Cabinet-Approved Personal Income Tax Measures for Investment Tokens

On March 12, 2024, the Cabinet made significant strides in fiscal policy by endorsing tax measures designed to stimulate fundraising activities utilizing digital tokens for investment purposes, termed Investment Tokens. This legal article provides a comprehensive examination of the ratified tax measures, elucidating their ramifications and objectives within the framework of nurturing the digital economy in consonance with governmental directives.

Empowering the Future: Cabinet Extends Tax Relief Measures for Digital Assets Trading

In a notable development on February 6, 2024, the Cabinet announced its resolution to extend tax relief measures for digital asset trading, providing a lifeline for individuals and juristic entities involved in the realm of cryptocurrencies (“Cryptos”) and utility tokens. The Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption for transfers of Cryptos and utility tokens has been extended from December 2023 to January 1, 2024, onwards.