Since I was planning to move to Taiwan I have been reading a lot of topics and advice in this forum for years which helped me a lot with many things to understand and achieve. This is the first time that I actually had to submit a post with questions that I could not find their answers here or on the Internet.
Little of my background: I am a recent Employment Gold Card holder who just arrived in Taiwan (I am literally in one of the quarantine hotels waiting for the 2 weeks to end while typing this).
I come from zero tax income country, I am still an employee for a company there and who does not have a representative office here. My aim is to settle down here for a long time period (if it’s not for good).
I cannot tell how long will it take me to find a decent job that suits my career which is related to Computer-Based Assessments.
And I take things step-at-a-time.
1- My Gold Card is for 3 years, can I still work and earn money from a foreign company while living in Taiwan?
2- Renewal: Incase I stick to working for a foreign company remotely, will this impact my application resubmission/reapplying for Gold Card in the future? (Assuming that I will have the same requirements to apply for another in 3 years)
2- My future aim is to obtain APRC: I learned that I need to maintain 5 years of being a taxed-residence, if I continue working for a foreign company, how can I achieve this? Can I just show my income from my foreign bank account? Do I transfer Funds from my own account to a Taiwanese Bank Account? I do not think my company will agree to transfer my salary to a Taiwanese account. In short, how can I maintain myself as Taxed-Residence while working for a foreign company that transfers salary out of Taiwan?
Sorry, I am not very educated on how withholding tax or income tax works due to the fact that I did not face it before. I read a lot, but I could not get around how that will be translated to answer my 3rd question.
Looking for your advice and support.