How do I keep an ARC?

Hi, I work for a Taiwanese company, but I am spending a lot of time doing long business trips abroad. Is there a certain amount of time that I need to be in Taiwan in order to keep the ARC and not get a large tax penalty on payments?
I would really appreciate any info.


183 days, isn’t it?

What is the tax penalty if I stay in Taiwan for less than 183 days?

You will be taxed at 18% instead of 6%, or whatever bracket you fell under. There may also be some repercussion for renewal of your ARC. For APRC holders, I’m told that there’s a “minimum stay” requirement to keep the APRC unless you ask for an exception.

I don’t think that in this case the 183 days rule is implemented, the OP is still working under contract for a Taiwanese company, it’s not so that the ARC is canceled and is leaving Taiwan for good … but hey, this is Taiwan …

You mean for tax purposes? I thought they went strictly by the entry and exit records… :ponder: