Police Summon Letter (Royal Thai Police) – Not Filing Financial Statement
What to do if I received police summon letter for not filing company’s financial statement?
We can briefly recommend you 3 steps if you received the police summon letter.
At some police stations, you can also pay the penalty fee directly, however, we recommend you to pay at DBD, the department who has authority to issue the receipt for closing the case, although the police has power to sue for this case.
For further information, we would like to explain the steps and processes of issuing summon letter from Royal Thai Police as follow:
If you have not filed financial statement to DBD, DBD has right to collect fine according to Ministerial Regulations by issuing notice letter with validity period of not exceeding 1 year. Therefore, before it expires, DBD will send the letter to Royal Thai Police to continue further process by law which is to give authority to the local police, within April 30 of the following year ( for the current year, they may send letter since October or November for the police to meet the schedule). The police may issue the summon letter 2-3 times within April 30, then the police will send the case to the court for issuing arrest warrant which has validity period for 5 years. In case of you are foreigner, you may not be allowed to enter to Thailand or go out from Thailand unless you clear this case. In the worst case, if you get arrested, the police will send you to the court for consideration.
For example, if you have not filed the financial statement of December 31, 2016, the approximate time to receive the summon letter and as follow:
Please note that if you are arrested and prosecuted, you could bail unless they fail to send you to court on that day.
Remark: Panwa can assist your company for meeting with the police as a representative from your company together with assist for paying the penalty at DBD, the service fee is 7,000 Baht for meeting with police and pay the penalty in Bangkok area (other provinces may have additional travelling cost).
Q-1 : The company registered at Pathumthani has received police summon letter from Royal Thai Police for not filing financial statement to DBD Pathumthani. I would like to know how will I do for this case and how Panwa can assist for this kind of case due to the director is very sick and he can’t do it by himself.
Panwa-1 : We recommend that for the police summon letter, the company must send a representative to meet the police at the appointed date and time. If the director is not convenient to go, the company must give authorization to someone to proceed with the following documents;
If you would like Panwa to coordinate on this case we also provide services as well which service fee is 7,000 Baht for Bangkok metropolitan areas and 8,500 Baht for nearby provinces (Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan).
When you meet the police, the police will ask you to submit the financial statements together with the payment of penalty fee to DBD of that province (in case penalty fee : 12,000 Baht), and send the evidence to the police for closing the case (for not suing the case).
In case that you neglect this police letter, they will forward the lawsuit to the court, they will consider and issue arrest warrant for further process.
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