Foreign workers to pay 20% tax with sub-183-day stays.
Taipei, June 22, 2009 (CENS CENS Censor
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All institutions and individuals living outside the United States, including US citizens living abroad, and branches, subsidiaries, and other affiliates abroad of US banks and business concerns; also central governments, central banks, and other official institutions of workers who stay in Taiwan less than 183 days will pay 20% income tax, and 6%- 40% as locals if their stays exceed 183 days, according to according to
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The MOF indicated that foreign workers foreign workers
Those who work in a foreign country without initially intending to settle there and without the benefits of citizenship in the host country. Some are recruited to supplement the workforce of a host country for a limited term or to provide skills on a staying in Taiwan, with or without visas, have to pay income tax if their stays exceed 90 days in a year, regardless of having work permits and/or residency permits. Currently citizens holding passports of 38 countries can enter Taiwan visa- free, including the U.S., Australia, Japan, South Korea and the EU member nations.
Foreigners working for local and foreign firms in Taiwan for a combined 90 days or more have to report incomes to local tax offices, and pay any taxes before being allowed to depart.
The MOF said that employers should tell foreign workers about the taxation rules here when signing employment contracts to help them process taxation paperwork if necessary.