By The Nation
Office director-general Lavaron Sangsnit attributed the shortfall to the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and the government's massive spending on relief measures.
Among those measures is postponement of tax filing to July-September this year.
Of the total revenue collected in the first eight months, the Revenue Department collected Bt1.08 trillion, 11.3 per cent lower than expected. Revenue from VAT was also lower than expected, due partially to the battering the economy took from the virus.
The Excise Department collected Bt362 billion, 16.4 per cent lower than the estimated, while the Customs Department took Bt64.3 billion, 11.7 per cent lower than expected, due to shrinking imports.