Remember, your VAT refund of seven percent (the local tax) involves some paperwork and patience. First, you'll need to spend at least 2,000 baht "per store, per day" as per the rules, each time filling out a PP10 form that is usually promptly supplied by sales staff.
Slide Show E-mail Page Print To be eligible to claim a refund, you'll need a total shopping bill of at least Bt5,000 so give that credit card some serious exercise.
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As part of a trend toward devolution of authority, the democratic governments of the 1990s adopted more liberal policies with regard to ethnic minorities.
However, members of ethnic minorities continue to face many problems in regard to political rights and economic security. The Kingdom of Thailand has an area of 198,114 square miles (513,115 square kilometers).
The name "Thailand" is associated with the dominant ethnic group, Thai. It was an absolute monarchy until 1932, when it became a constitutional monarchy.
In 1939 the country's name was changed from Siam to Thailand.Also, the combination of snippets of varying quality, and from different cultures, may sometimes build up to an overall impression more convincing than the individual parts.Sources are of very variable quality - sometimes tertiary or even more distant from the first hand accounts, but we have tended to include interesting assertions, using the best references to hand, and allow the reader to discriminate.The intention is to improve references over time, to the original documents or more reliable secondary sources - but we will retain multiple references, if potentially useful leads to books or internet content.All errors are the fault of the compiler, Claire Barnes.The PP10 form requires your passport number (though you may not be asked to actually produce it), and your departure flight number.