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18% Tax for December??

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Re: 18% Tax for December??

Postby Abacus » 14 Jan 2016, 08:02

SuperS54 wrote:
An employer can do all that it just depends on whether they are willing to go to the bother or not. The company I work for makes the same deductions for everyone, so no 18% for foreigners for the first half of the year.


They certainly can but if that foreigner chooses to go home in May then there is a massive tax situation that needs to be resolved. If the foreigner chooses to do a runner w/o settling their tax bill then the business has to settle the tax bill. That why it would be foolish to only withhold 5% as a business. it sucks though.
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Re: 18% Tax for December??

Postby SuperS54 » 14 Jan 2016, 09:24

Abacus wrote:
SuperS54 wrote:
An employer can do all that it just depends on whether they are willing to go to the bother or not. The company I work for makes the same deductions for everyone, so no 18% for foreigners for the first half of the year.


They certainly can but if that foreigner chooses to go home in May then there is a massive tax situation that needs to be resolved. If the foreigner chooses to do a runner w/o settling their tax bill then the business has to settle the tax bill. That why it would be foolish to only withhold 5% as a business. it sucks though.



True, liability depends on the employees salary though, in some high earner cases 18% could mean a saving for the company!
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Re: 18% Tax for December??

Postby Ricarte » 14 Jan 2016, 10:12

Interestingly, my company doesn't make any tax reduction in our salaries.

So it's up to us to do the whole tax thing in the following year.
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Re: 18% Tax for December??

Postby sasaafi » 12 Jul 2016, 21:10

If it's the case that pay is taxed when it is received and not earned; the example here being December, pay is earned after 183 days but is received before 183 days and thus taxed at 18%; does that mean June's pay will be taxed at 5% since even though it was earned before 183 days, it was received after 183 days? This is taking into account that the person has been working in Taiwan continuously since the start of the year.
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Re: 18% Tax for December??

Postby yyy » 13 Jul 2016, 05:35

sasaafi wrote:If it's the case that pay is taxed when it is received and not earned; the example here being December, pay is earned after 183 days but is received before 183 days and thus taxed at 18%; does that mean June's pay will be taxed at 5% since even though it was earned before 183 days, it was received after 183 days? This is taking into account that the person has been working in Taiwan continuously since the start of the year.

Yes, or at least it should be.
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