How to Avoid Paying VAT When Buying a Used Car

One of the main reasons used cars are so expensive in Thailand is because the Value Added Tax, or VAT.

current VAT rate in Thailand is 7%. This means if a used car costs
400,000 baht, you pay 28,000 baht in VAT.

you can avoid paying VAT
you pay for a used car in cash from a private owner.

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