Thanks for your input. I qualify as a #2 exemption as my wife is native Taiwanese and I have a registered permanent residence in Taiwan. Also, my work is clearly gao fei 9B, so the legality of my work here is moot. I simply would like to know if I need to put some sort of prepayment information in my invoice, since only one of my customers has ever been asked for it by his accounting department. Any thoughts along those lines? Thanks, --loaker
Rotalsnart wrote:Incidentally, the relevant article of law for this is Article 48 of Taiwan's Employment Services Act, which specifies the requirements for foreigners to work in Taiwan. It gives the following three exemptions to the work permit requirement [translation from Lawbank.com.tw]:
1. A foreign worker to be employed as consultant or researcher by the respective government or their subordinate academic research institutes.
2. A foreign worker has married a national of the Republic of China with a registered permanent residence in the Republic of China and has been permitted to stay therein.
3. A foreigner employed at a public or registered private college/university within six months in the field of a course of lectures or an academic research approved by the Ministry of Education.
If a foreign national earning 9B income falls in one of the categories above, they are cool.