“I wanna know about tax …
I know about the first 183 days and the 20% and then the next 181 days and the 6%.”
- How much of this do you claim back ?
Most of it:-) There are a number of different deductions you can make. I think that I got back about $40000 from the $50000 I paid in tax last year
- When exactly do you claim this back ?
Your employer should give you a tax with holding statement some time just before or after the Chinese New Year. You then take that to your nearest Tax Office.
- If you leave after six months or before your contract is finished, can you still claim tax ?
You mean when you leave the country? I dont know:-) The tax guide says this, but I do not know if this is what you meant:
‘If a resident of the ROC intends to depart and will not return, the amounts for exemptions and standard deduction shall be calculated on the basis of a proportion to the total days in which he has resided in the ROC prior to his departure.’
- If you quit one job, move to the next, all in one year, can you still claim a tax return from he tax that you have paid ?
If everything is done legally, and you have not been deported, yes. Make sure you get a tax statemnet from your employer when you leave. I am not sure if it would be wise to leave and then expect your ex-employer to mail out this statement in February. This is Taiwan after all.
I have ‘cut and pasted’ both the Chinese and English version of the Guides For Foreign Taxpayers, from the Taiwan Tax Bureau, on this page: http://geocities.com/teach_taiwan/tax_guide.htm
Note however that Article 22 states:
“Should the English translation of these instructions differ with the Chinese text of relevant law, the Chinese text shall govern.”