Got my application in today… so now the wait… only document i had trouble with was the income piece.
We file jointly, under my wife’s name (her being taiwanese). I don’t work for a taiwanese company, so taxes are not automatically deducted by them. I mostly travel for work and get paid overseas from a 3rd location but I do file my taxes here at the end of the year, she adds it as a line item in her return under my name so the income is booked to me.
First document we got printed was the filing record it showed a total income for the both of us… this was NG, NIA would not accept as they wanted my record. This begs the question what would a non-working spouse do for example? anyway… i believe I could have gotten 102年度綜合所得稅各類所得資料清單 printed, but NIA wanted 103年.
We had the tax office print this summary/statement for me “103年度綜合所得稅各類所得資料清單”, (which is the correct document if you get it printed at the Tax office).
But when they printed mine, it showed my income as $0.00… we then had them print my wife’s copy… it correctly showed her income.
Her income plus my $0 income didn’t match the total from the previous document… we queried why mine was $0 and the two amounts totaled didn’t match… they came back with some excuse about the info has not yet been keyed in, and i would need to wait until after Jan to get 103年… err ARC expiring… they then said I should really file overseas and not in Taiwan… err Tax resident here… they then said if i earn under $1mil i really don’t need to file here… again don’t think right, and does not help with an APRC application…
Haha… After informing them that the NIA had said there document was not acceptable they helped, with assistance from the counter staff we managed to convince one of the staff with computer access in the back room to key in the missing data… then when the document was re-printed ahh… the missing income was there…
A minor hiccup, sorted.