Abacus wrote:I filed my taxes yesterday and qualified for the full 303,000 in exemptions and deductions like you would expect. I also proxy filed for a friend that wasn't able to take care of it before he left last year and he didn't get the full 303,000 amount of deductions and exemptions.
18% was withheld from his checks as expected
has APRC - doesn't matter
stayed 187 days last tax year - visibly saw this written down
definitely taxed at 5%
His deduction worked out to 217656 (he obviously earned more than the 303K that year). It looks like they prorated his 85,000 personal exemption and his 90,000 standard deduction for the time that he was resident and he didn't receive these full deductions/exemptions.
Were you resident the full 365 days?
It doesn't seem right that they'd prorate your deductions like that. They don't prorate the Taiwanese (hell, they don't even check if they're resident the requisite 183 days) and if you're traveling for business and have Taiwanese dependents they're still here while you're "non-resident".
I'm very curious if there's a threshold above which the deductions aren't prorated, or if they only hit your friend because he wasn't physically present to file.