From 2013 to early 2015 I was doing the digital nomad thing. I was a good boy: always leaving the country before my 90 days were up, and filing taxes in my home country. But now I work at a big Taiwanese company, and a recent visit to the tax office might have me in trouble.
Here's the deal. In may I filed my taxes, and things went smoothly. In fact I have a nice sized refund on it's way.
Recently, however, I went to go get a tax certificate for my earnings in Taiwan and there were some problems. The tax office wanted me to declare my income in 2013-early 2015. I gave them some vague answers: cultural immersion, and freelancing for an overseas company. Now they say I have to come to the office with some proof of income.
1) How much income should I declare? I also have some savings, so I could say I was living off of them. Of course I don't want to lie/commit fraud but it's never a good idea to volunteer too much information to the authorities.
2) Potentially, what am I looking at for a fine?
3) Any other tips to mitigate the damage?