Revenue Farming, Economic Development and Government Policy during the Early Bangkok Period, 1830–92
Government policies toward taxation and revenue collection can be analysed in several different ways, such as through the products and services taxed, the types of taxes charged, the government officials and departments involved, and the impact on society and economic development. The type of analysis affects the results and, in turn, the results determine attitudes toward the revenue process. This is the case with the early Bangkok period, where most descriptions and discussions of pre-modern Thai taxation, such as those presented by La Loubère, Pallegoix, Bowring, Innes, Thiphakorawong and Prince Damrong, have been based on observations and inquiries about the taxation of selected goods and services.
KeywordsOpium Farm Custom Duty Revenue Collection Rice Land Revenue System
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