I’m praying for a longshot here. It relates to my former school refusing to give me my tax forms, or “kou jiao pin dan” (the form showing how much tax was withheld).
My situation: I came to Taiwan in early February 2005 to work for a private language school. I worked my 200 days, had a falling out with the school and attempted to resign, then they fired me.
I got a job days later with a private high school. No problems there. Except my previous school wouldn’t give me my tax forms, claiming that I owed them money. I was still able to file my taxes in May since the same school reported my withholding to the government; I used those numbers to file my tax return and got my receipt number. In June, before leaving, I also filed my 2006 return with no problems there.
I was told the money would be directly deposited into my Taiwanese checking account in late July or early August. Then I left the country. Now it’s late September and there still is no tax refund money in my account. When I had a Taiwanese friend call the government office in Taichung, they told her that there was a problem with my first employer-- they wouldn’t give up my tax form (kuo jiao pin dan") and so I couldn’t receive that tax refund.
Please help! What should I do? What can I do? The amount is significant, otherwise I’d just forget about it.
thanks in advance…
formerly in taichung