Yeah, ditto, except probably for that last sentence. Next Wednesday June 30th I’ve got semester grades due, taxes due, and a vaccine to get.
I also need to figure out what the deal is with visiting tax offices right now. Someone mentioned some of the tax offices have the odd / even ID number restrictions going - I’ve read elsewhere about appointments. But first I’d better fill out the darn forms.
So if you DO file late, what kind of interest / penalty are we talking about? I’m almost inclined to do that to avoid sharing air with the last-minute crowds. But maybe the oops-too-late-rush is even bigger.
I’m vacillating between trying to go to the tax office early next week (after getting everything in order at the weekend…hopefully) and seeing how far I can get online (the software seems quite functional for me, at least so far). The former would be a bit more tricky if they’re doing the odd/even system and/or requiring appointments.
As in my other thread, the latter is a bit complicated in my case - I believe the software generates some kind of cover form for the supporting documentation for foreign income, which I don’t really have, so it would probably be easier to explain that in person.
Honestly, I’m kind of leaning towards trying to file online, paying whatever the system says I owe, then either submitting the limited documentation I have or ignoring that part and waiting for them to complain (I think they allow a couple of weeks to submit this), at which point I guess I’ll need to go to the tax office to correct the mess. I’m assuming here that June 30 is the deadline for submitting rather than having everything 100% complete (and I may be wrong about that).
From what I’ve read, the interest/penalties aren’t very high.
I asked this somewhere upthread and believe I didn’t receive a positive answer: has anyone successfully filed with overseas parent dependents? That’s the main catch for me. I’m not planning to bother trying online unless I know it’s possible.
I did just recently, and in previous years. You’ll get a list of things you’re supposed to give to the tax office as proof after you submit. Personally I won’t mail in as that tends to lead to problems, easier to do it in person some time in the future when they call and ask for it, tends to get easier to pass the closer it gets to the refund deadline…
Note that the data for your dependents likely won’t auto download so need to manually add each one, use the form from last year to enter tax ID’s and all that.
This might be a stupid question but I would like to know the answer. A lot of you say that you owe money to a taxman in here. What one has to do in order to owe money in Taiwan to a taxman ?
I just want to know for future reference. Thanks hanks a lot.
The tw tax returns that I’ve seen do have them. One client had 1,000 and it was on his tw tax return. I assume it is in the system already, not something you have to disclose, but I could be wrong.
It has its own income code. If you search this site for tax income codes, you should find the link so that you can look up the code if you want.
Thanks - it’s weird. That didn’t seem to pop up in the tax software for me, while some medical/hospital expenses did. I would also assume it’s already in the system tied to the ARC/passport number of the claimant.
Maybe it’s related to the value? I remember for the NT$200 prizes you receive the full amount, whereas for NT$1000 and above a small amount is already deducted for taxes.
Aaactually, I remember now that I may have given the fapiao for the only time I won in 2020 to somebody else to claim, so that might explain everything. Never mind.
That said, went in today, covid protocol was just scanning a barcode. 23 booths set up all outdoors in front of the building – only about 10 other people filing today, no last minute rush, took care of it in ~15-20 minutes. They were super nice and super helpful as usual and answered a bunch of questions. 10/10 highly recommend in person tax filing.