Thanks for the info. So, is 6% the same amount of tax that Taiwan nationals pay?
And I have a 10 digit number, well, 2 letters and 8 numbers. My husband has one letter and 9 numbers. Anyway, if it’s 10 in all then I understand that I’m all set. But why doesn’t anyone else seem to understand it? I got more strange looks talking about this.
Most Taiwanese don’t seem to understand about my not needing a work permit and are affraid to do something illegal by hireing me, and I have to convince them of this or else I can’t get hired at all! They tell me that if they can hire me, then why can’t I own things or debt in my name (seems they know about that, alright!) I don’t know why?! I was just willing to go along with this strange rule before I was married, but now it’s really troublesom.
Next year, I’ll get an APRC that will allow me to remain in Taiwan with or without my husband. What if something were to happen to him? I couldn’t have a phone line or sign a rent contract without someone else, some other family member likely, to co-sign and in essence, own my life or livelyhood. I couldn’t even raise my son in his native country without some help/interfearence from my in-laws. Why would I want to stay in such a case?
And so, anyway Ironlady, I agree completely about the need of Taiwan national spouces to protest in support of their partners, but my husband just seems to think that it’s a lot easier to just apply for an extra credit card of phone line in his name that it is to go and protest something that no government person is going to give a rip about. He’s right, they won’t care. We can’t vote! And he can, but the number of Taiwan nationals married to foreigners is not large enough to matter on such a scale.