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  1. OneZero

    Good catery

    Good luck, they are "Family". I know ours are.
  2. OneZero

    Good catery

    Perhaps a veterinarians office can help with advice,
  3. Sorry, I couldn't edit my link when I wanted to expand the thoughts on patronage. So I've copied my prior comments. "This system continues because of the hard to change social cultural trait of PATRONAGE here in Thailand. This cultural trait is not on any influential person's or organization's agenda for change because it would diminish their influence. In fact it is actively promoted with the emphasis on absolute respect for any higher authority. This is well illustrated with the unchanging and unjustified heavy promotion of those at the very top - a subject which can not be mentioned without fear of imprisonment. The "Elite" have no incentive to change this. Expanded thoughts: The "Benefits" of patronage flow both up and down the patronage chain. Patrons provide awards, favors, recommendations and perhaps a portion of any ill gotten gains to the underlings, if for no other reason than to keep them quiet. Patronage fosters corruption. Underlings are reluctant (or just afraid) to upset their patrons apple cart. So it's not just the elite denying change, it's also the lower folks reluctant or afraid (Defamation, Les Majeste) to more seriously attempt to upset the patronage - corruption system. It goes straight to the top (Les Majeste). Thailand is fortunate that the extremely slow evolutionary change here has not resulted in a revolutionary form of violent upheaval. Although the communist insurgency in the 60's-70's and the red shirt movement in 2010 were indications that there were some willing to go that far. The moderating influences of buddhism and the royal family were at least partial reasons for it to not become a massive revolutionary form of protest. That is one reason the powers to be so heavily promote the Thai version of a "Kingdom" and are not likely to soon get rid of either the Les Majeste or defamation laws. Indeed culture is slow to change.
  4. This system continues because of the hard to change social cultural trait of PATRONAGE here in Thailand. This cultural trait is not on any influential person's or organzation's agenda for change because it would diminish their influence. In fact it is actively promoted with the emphasis on absolute respect for any higher authority. This is well illustrated with the unchanging and unjustified heavy promotion of those at the very top - a subject which can not be mentioned without fear of imprisonment. The "Elite" have no incentive to change this.
  5. Without any allusion to morality we finally have some common sense written.
  6. OneZero

    Help Placing a pet into a good home

    Oh come on, try to keep him, he looks happy with you now & may be sad in a new home (at least for awhile). Can you rig a chain to a clothes line or something like that? Good luck to both of you.
  7. Catch, spay and release. Only a long term solution but it's humane. Have to stop the birth of new unfortunates. Not a viable solution when not undertaken by governments / government organizations (at several levels) action. Individual private citizens and animal foundations cannot succeed on their own. Unfortunately governments here are not seriously doing it. Not sure of the primary reasons but certainly money would be a factor.
  8. Quote: "I have friends living in Jomtien who say that procedures there are, for the most part quite organized and relatively efficient, so my take is that there is something wrong at Promenada." Kohsamida, You hit the nail on the head.
  9. It seems that AOT leadership has learned some lessons from Chiang Mai Immigration leadership. Note that I am not faulting the underlings. Leadership sets the standard.
  10. With respect to the Land Office charges you may want to educate yourself with the following thread:
  11. We're not close but We've known each other for about 20 years. When he was a lower rank I was an advisor to RTA & we crossed paths.
  12. OneZero

    Condo entrance aluminium and glass door

    Ya, why not? I, & perhaps others, would the appreciate the information as well.
  13. Don't know how all that other data got in the input data. Anyway, the owner has actually owned it more like 20 yrs since 1998 (but the calculator only went back to 2006), so instead of 125,000 income tax it will be more like 200,000. In actuality income tax is a sellers responsibility morally, but it is all part of the negotiation. My ignorance of the income tax aspect and agreeing to pay half of everything (therefore including sellers income tax) was where I erorred in the negotiation. However, the seller did not really want to sell at the agreed price, so he was probably aware of snaring me into paying half of his "income tax". Win some, lose some.
  14. Owner is Person Company Selling Price: baht Land Dpt. Appraizal Price: baht Occupied Date: -- 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 -- January February March April May June July August September October November December -- 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Transfer Date: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2018 2019 2020 2021 Owner has registered its name in a House Registration Book (Blue Book) totally more than 1 year Owner has never registered or registered its name in a House Registration Book (Blue Book) less than 1 year Condominium or Property in Project Private property, not in project Person Owner has registered its name in a House Registration Book (Blue Book) totally more than 1 year Condominium or Property in Project Expenses Detail Transfer fee (2%) = 100,000 * Business Tax (3.3%) = * Stamp Duty (0.5%) = 25,000 occupied 12 year(s) * Withholding Tax = 125,000 occupied 10year(s) Total= 250,000 baht ***
  15. In the sales & purchase contract I have agreed to pay 50% of All closing costs at land office. My mistake. One of the closing costs is "Income Tax", which should be solely a sellers responsibility if one looks at it from a moral responsibility only. The calculation of this sellers "Income Tax" is rather convoluted based partly upon years of ownership & what all else I'm not sure (The seller happens to be a Maj General & is quite rich, but I'm not sure of that impact). In any event this sellers "Income Tax" alone has added 200,000 thb alone to the land office costs, of which I have to pay half. The 2% transfer tax on the 5 million thb condo is 100,000 thb. Transfer tax (100,000 thb) + income tax (200,000 thb) = 300,000 thb so I'll be paying approx 150,000 thb. It's the "Income Tax" variable which in some cases can make the land office cost very expensive, even if one is not obligated to pay the "Business Tax" (for a sale prior to 5 years ownership). Live & learn.
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