Thanks a lot everybody for all these informations. Being a freelance web developer I am going to create my own company this year.
I have a few questions.
1- I m hesitating between creating a unlimited company and limited company , I know most of my friends get their ARC from a limited company , but I supposed it does not make a difference having an unlimited company. An unlimited company cost less , and is less a burden in Hong Kong to declare revenue , is that suitable for a not so risky freelance / consultant business ?
2- I read there than to get an ARC from a representative office , you can declare any salary ( but not too low ) , however some friends who did that recently told me that you need to earn at least 48000 nt per month ( the minimum for foreigners in Taiwan ) in order to keep your working visa and ARC ... if not , you will lose it. This is based on the amount of profit you make during the year. This one , being freelance sounds not so easy to achieve.
3-If I have a working visa / ARC and a representative office , should I be able to send an invoice to a Taiwanese company and get paid in Hong Kong ? Is that dangerous if I send an invoice to a Taiwanese university for example ? ( not for teaching of course )
Looking forward for your answer , nice thread !