Employer reporting income lower than it is

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Re: Employer reporting income lower than it is

Postby Beatbox Bandit » 19 Jan 2012, 18:04

Thank you for all your responses.

I talked to my boss, and she made it clear that she is not willing to report my full income. She said that if I want to get an APRC eventually, she'll start reporting whatever the minimum for that is, which is still only about 2/3 of my actual salary. I'm really nervous about being in violation of the law, and very worried about the possible consequences that could result. I'm unsure what to do. Is this worth quitting my job over? Right now my boss reports my income as the minimum for getting an ARC, which is in the high 20,000's per month; is this low enough to arouse the suspicion of the tax bureau? What can they do if the suspect something?

I know some of these questions might not have any answers, but any input is appreciated.
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Re: Employer reporting income lower than it is

Postby Okami » 19 Jan 2012, 18:14

There are no easy solutions that don't involve you screwing yourself. I know you want to be honest but tax evasion is a time honored Chinese tradition.

I'd make the decision if you want a APRC and then go from there. I really do hope it works out for you in the end. It's hardly reason enough to quit a job over though.
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Re: Employer reporting income lower than it is

Postby Beatbox Bandit » 19 Jan 2012, 18:59

Thanks, I appreciate that. I do not plan on getting an APRC (or PARC?). I've only been here for one year, and I plan on leaving this job (most likely Taiwan as well) by September at the latest. I'm totally willing to pay whatever taxes and penalties that I owe (the tax bureau website says it's up to two times the tax evaded) before I leave, but I don't want to screw my boss, but it doesn't sound like this is possible. Oh well, living in another country is tough.
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