By THE NATION
The Cabinet has agreed to amend the tax collection law on debentures to 15 per cent, which will take effect on August 20.
Furthermore, investments in debentures through mutual funds may cause investors to lose benefits in requesting a tax reduction. Therefore, investments in debentures through mutual funds may be reduced, Tada said.
The association wants the incoming government to review new tax methods in order to improve the investment environment in the country’s debentures.
Meanwhile, the ThaiBMA expects the debenture market will exceed Bt1 trillion in value after the market’s value in the first half of this year reached Bt600 billion, a 34 per cent year-on-year growth.
Currently, outstanding stocks are valued at Bt3.9 trillion and can be divided into short-term debentures valued at Bt400 billion and long-term debentures of Bt3.5 trillion.
The direction of foreign capital inflows into the bond market in the second half of this year is expected to continue to rise. Foreigners now holding debt securities worth Bt980 billion, or 7.3 per cent of the debt instruments in all markets.