Bangkok Wants Street Food Vendors to Pay Tax, Set Income Limits Before Moving to a Permanent Shop Location


On May 29th, 2024, Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt and relevant agencies convened to review new guidelines and conditions for street stalls on public sidewalks.

Governor Chadchart stated that the meeting focused on evaluating street vendor income criteria and tax submission requirements to the Bangkok government.

According to the new guidelines, street vendors in designated relaxation zones must have a net income of no more than 25,000 baht per month after one year. Vendors exceeding this income threshold are expected to relocate to other permanent rental spaces.

Following public hearings and adjustments based on various opinions, the Bangkok Governor will sign the guidelines, which will then await publication in the Royal Gazette.

Meanwhile, the Governor will ensure that street vendors in relaxation zones comply with the new guidelines to maintain order and cleanliness in the city. Vendors must not obstruct pedestrians; failure to comply could result in the revocation of their right to operate stalls.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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