tommy525 wrote:Even if they kept your salary the same you should end up with more in the bank by being in Taiwan. Its not Japan.
And on that note, its funny that one time i ran into a young guy who was an accountant for a major Japanese corporation. They doubled his 180,000 us dollar salary when they posted him to the USA for two years for the "trouble" and extra hardship. Apparently US taxes were more then Japanese taxes.
wow, id like to work for that sort of company.
And he wasn't even 30 years old.
He sure knew how to count his beans.
Icon wrote:1. Labor and health insurance are very beneficial to you. Medical care here is top notch, cheap, quick. We have private insurance for extras like your own 24/7 nurse and stuff like that.
2. Please factor in the cost of living is going to be a lot lower than Oz. With that salary, you'll be saving a lot. Especially if you get corporate to pay housing.
3. The tax thing seems complicated, but it is not. The bosses cover their back deducting the law requirement, but then at the end you get a very nice refund from the Tax Office. It is not as bad as US or Europe.
4. There are much "worse" places to be than Taiwan, and I don't mean tax-wise. Taiwan is really safe, it has decent nightlife, food. I mean, in terms of choosing posts abroad, there are places where you can't go out without telling your bodyguards ahead of time, like the day before, where you cannot make friends with the locals, where you have to give up your favorite Internet sites or TV programs due to restrictions. So "taking one for the team", career-wise, in Taiwan, is not as bad as it seems, compared to other options, as per my expat acquaintances who have been set in other parts of Asia. In the end, it depends on you and what you want.
tommy525 wrote:YOu might wanna 'splain this superannuation thingy . Some of us dont have anything to annuate lah.
misterpoh wrote:tommy525 wrote:YOu might wanna 'splain this superannuation thingy . Some of us dont have anything to annuate lah.
In Australia, the employer must contribute a minimum of 9% of your earned salary towards a registered superannuation fund.
If one would like to contribute more, they are allowed to.
What I meant was if Taiwan had similar regulations?
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