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Fines for late tax filing/Certificate of overseas income

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Fines for late tax filing/Certificate of overseas income

Postby britintaiwan » 08 Apr 2016, 19:43

So I made a mistake I suppose, and it seems as though I was meant to file taxes for 2014.

I arrived on Sept. 1 2014 and re-entered on a visa run on Dec. 1 2014. Supposedly that makes me a resident, and I'm late for filing my taxes for the 2014 tax year.

Has anyone had experience with this before? I didn't get a work permit until January 2015; before that I was here as a tourist.

Now the tax office is asking me to bring in a "certificate of overseas income earned" which should be verified "by foreign local tax authorities". What does that mean? I'm British and I've never been issued a receipt for my taxes because in the UK we don't file our taxes. Our employer pays the tax for us.

Also, what are the fines for late filing of tax returns in Taiwan?
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Re: Fines for late tax filing/Certificate of overseas income

Postby nonredneck » 11 Apr 2016, 09:18

I think that is issued by your employer. I get one like that every year.
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Re: Fines for late tax filing/Certificate of overseas income

Postby yyy » 11 Apr 2016, 13:23

britintaiwan wrote:So I made a mistake I suppose, and it seems as though I was meant to file taxes for 2014.

I arrived on Sept. 1 2014 and re-entered on a visa run on Dec. 1 2014. Supposedly that makes me a resident, and I'm late for filing my taxes for the 2014 tax year.

Has anyone had experience with this before? I didn't get a work permit until January 2015; before that I was here as a tourist.

Now the tax office is asking me to bring in a "certificate of overseas income earned" which should be verified "by foreign local tax authorities". What does that mean? I'm British and I've never been issued a receipt for my taxes because in the UK we don't file our taxes. Our employer pays the tax for us.

Also, what are the fines for late filing of tax returns in Taiwan?

You shouldn't be a "resident" without spending 183 days in Taiwan in a calendar year. Was this opinion expressed to you in writing?

For your UK income, explain the UK tax system to them (do you even have "local tax authorities", not counting council tax?) and ask them to be more specific about exactly what document they need with exactly what kind of verification. You can also ask them to refer you to the exact passage in the relevant law or regulation, which may or may not be clearer than their explanation.
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Re: Fines for late tax filing/Certificate of overseas income

Postby tommy525 » 12 Apr 2016, 02:37

Did you make any money in Taiwan in 2014 ?
If you did you should've filed taxes for that year.


If you did not then explain to them that you did not make any income in 2014 in Taiwan
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Re: Fines for late tax filing/Certificate of overseas income

Postby ShockedSoShocked » 18 Apr 2016, 23:21

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Re: Fines for late tax filing/Certificate of overseas income

Postby cake » 19 Apr 2016, 18:20

It's 3 months now and you are a 'resident' with regards to taxes. (But you can not claim residency even if you have been here years without an ARC).

I think you could call the tax office in the UK and have them send a form stating you have paid no taxes in the UK. They will do it.
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Re: Fines for late tax filing/Certificate of overseas income

Postby squall1 » 26 May 2016, 12:15

That's right, it's 90 days, and they tax against your foreign income earned prorated for however many days you were here.
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