Reviving a topic that was discussed in the past and linking it to the new Gold Card. I hope that some of the pioneers who received theirs in 2018 and 2019 will share their view or experience
Many posted on the Gold Card forum that they plan to freelance (a.k.a. working on a project basis from all over the world) or to keep working for their overseas company but while being based in Taiwan. A video shared by @fifieldt (thanks again man ) showed Minister Tang confirming that the Gold Card was particularly crafted to meet the needs of freelancers.
The million-dollar question is: how to calculate the monthly contribution to NHI, considering that freelance income might vary from month to month? For the sake of this discussion, I am considering the extreme scenario: not opening a local business entity (so not being an employee of one’s own company) and income not fixed (so not working in Taiwan as a remote employee of a, say, US company). And Gold Card holder as a single professional, not a dependant of a Taiwanese spouse.