I arrived in Taiwan about a month ago and commenced work immediately. After having read information on the “183 day rule” I expected my employer to withhold 20% of my salary until 183 days had passed, then tax me at a regular amount, and when it comes to tax time file and get some money back.
However, they have decided not to to withhold 20% and just tax me 9%. Reason being they say is that if I am going to “get it back anyway, why leave it with the tax office?”
I’m not so sure though if this is OK. Also, shouldn’t I be taxed more like 13%? I just don’t want to get in trouble and have to pay lots of money down the track. I should probably also mention I am not working as an English teacher, and my gross salary is a tad under $60 000 per month.
Please forgive me if this has already been covered… I did search but felt exhausted after reading post after post about tax! Does my head in.