Employing a helper

I’m considering retiring to Thailand this autumn and I’ll need some help with my housekeeping and gardening. What would be my responsibilities (including insurance, retirement planning, etc) if I hired a Thai to help me? What should he earn for working five days a week? Must I pay any of his tax?

  • Asked on Thursday, April 12, 2001 | 06:38 AM
    Ankie Mooy, Eclepens, Switzerland

Employees must earn more than 140,000 baht per year (i.e. 11,600 baht per month) before they are required to pay tax. The minimum wage in Phuket is 165 baht per day.

  • Answered on Thursday, April 12, 2001 | 06:38 AM
    Utcha Thammatato, Phuket Provincial Revenue Office.

Workers’ insurance and retirement planning are not required if the employer has less than 10 employees.

  • Answered on Thursday, April 12, 2001 | 06:38 AM
    Phuket Provincial Labor and Social Welfare Office.
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