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Byline: The Nation.
Revenue target to fall 10-15% short
The Finance Ministry is asking some state enterprises, including the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly, to hold less cash and transfer more to government coffers.
Deputy Finance Minister Pruttichai Damrongrat yesterday said government revenue would miss its target of Bt1.58 trillion by 10-15 per cent, due to the sharp economic downturn.
He said the ministry would step up tax scrutiny in order to make sure taxpayers were complying fully with the law.
Pruttichai next month will also receive a study on excise tax restructuring.
"There are several items being targeted for tax …