Online tax filing

It should just take a few days.
This year I let my wife have the refund. I don’t know if it is there yet.

It is going to be my first tax refund so I need to go to the office and complete the paper work there. Hope it is not too complicated.

I struggled a little bit with online taxes on two fronts this year. (1) I had a lot of trouble getting the card reader to work with my Mac, so I ended up using my wife’s PC and it was a much smoother experience. (2) I first tried using the software for foreigners and couldn’t find “Taiwan” in the dropdown to specify my wife’s nationality. I ended up filing our taxes on the software for locals (no English version) instead.

The two things above could very well be “user error” on my part, but I would say if you are concerned about headaches, you may just want to go into the tax office. Once I got on a PC and used the software for locals, it was smooth sailing, but I don’t have any dependents to file for, so I can’t comment on the extra steps required for that.

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So, I’ve been working for almost a year at a company and paid $47.000 a month. I heard I should do my taxes during this month but since everything just closed due to the new reported infections, I need to do it online.
To do so, I need a code that it’s not on the paper that my company gave me a few months ago, so now I’m stuck trying to get the code from nowhere.

Please help me!

I don’t know what code you need so hopefully others can help you there. I just wanted to mention that the tax filing deadline has been moved to June 30th this year, in case you weren’t aware.

Hi guys, is it true that those who want to get their first tax refund in Taiwan need to go to the tax office to complete the paper work? I want to get my tax refund and I was told that I need to visit the tax office as it is my first tax refund application, I cannot do it online.

Just go to the tax office … I tried to do it online and download the tax E-Filling software but keep saying there is an error with the “valid date”

Just change the region format to “Taiwan” to fix the problem with invalid date.

Oh yeah that works , thanks!

Need to go to Settings and then look for Region format and change to Chinese (Traditional , Taiwan)

Now my problem is to add my parents as dependents 扶養親屬 because the system doesn’t let me add them , so I should have to go to the Tax office

  • 1211 列報扶養直系尊親屬(如父母、岳父母、祖父母、繼父母等),應符合那些要件?




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Why not? Isn’t the dependents tab allowing manual input ?

Tax office does not accept individuals for tax refund from today till 28th May due to the spread of the virus.


May be worth a shot, but there’s no hurry (nor would I necessarily recommend going!). Based on this article, the offices are still partially open: “financial services will maintain normal operations”, and it mentions “people who need to go to the tax office for other purposes.” They may not be able to file the returns, but perhaps they can do the intermediate steps.

From the Tax office website , please use online tax filling


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FYI: the Linux card reader NHI module doesn’t work on latest major Linux distributions. It’s compiled against an older version of libssl and OpenSSL and won’t work unless you have access to the source code and compile it yourself.

This is relevant because the software morons can neither design a proper Linux software utility, nor can they design a website in 2021 to do basic tasks like input the ARC and login.

I made it all the way to the end and I get this message:

any idea why?


There was a notification from the tax office about the suspension of online tax payment services from 5 to 7 am on May 24

2021-05-21 首頁 配合109年度所得稅結算申報及繳納期限展延作業,將於5月24日上午5~7時暫停線上繳稅服務。



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That was two days ago. Good thing it isn’t due by the 31st.


Do you know by any chance if I can do the tax return online if I am going to do it for the first time in Taiwan?

I keep getting mixed messages - some people say that I can do it online no matter that it is going to be my first tax return, the others say that I need to go to the office.
Thanks a lot for your info.

I went to the immigration office to get the digital certificate. First, I had to change to the new ID (pick-up later), then the clerk gave me another form to sign for the digital cert.
I’ll get an email with instructions to pay. Then, the digital id will be mailed to me.
It looks like a credit card with a chip and can be used to pay online taxes, etc.

I’m convinced that something in Taiwanese culture makes people like bad UIs. LINE, PCHome, shopee, you name it… even for a government website/service, the online tax filing is especially bad. There are multiple different websites with different things to download and varying instructions, none of which link to each other, and the FAQs are all in Mandarin!

I am an engineer and I spent almost two hours unsuccessfully trying to register my card, I have a working card reader and I tried on Mac and Windows. I missed the opportunity to go in and do it in person by only a couple days… Maybe I’ll just wait until I can do it in person and pay whatever fines.