The government has issued a warning about scammers posing as Revenue Department employees in an attempt to get personal information.
Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek stated that people would be need to file their 2022 income tax returns between January 1 and March 31, 2023. Documents can be submitted using the website www.rd.go.th.
Those who have received a notice letter and have questions can call the number listed on the letter to speak with tax officials. They can also request extra tax information by dialing 1161 to reach the Revenue Department’s helpline.
Since last year, fraudsters posing as Revenue Department personnel and calling their victims about alleged tax refunds or tax debt have been the subject of several complaints. The con artists would then request that their victims click on websites or supply them with OTPs to resolve the difficulties, allowing them to access personal information and data.
The Department of Revenue has informed the public that it does not use the LINE program for any tax-related operations, including requesting tax refunds or verifying outstanding tax arrears. Officials also advised users not to download any software, click on any strange links, or engage in any financial transactions – especially with accounts that utilize personal names.
The spokesman stressed that members of the public should not believe anybody claiming to be an official who approaches them or sends them SMS texts demanding that they pay their taxes, as these individuals are likely to be fraudsters.