Taiwan tax: deduction for parents over 60

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Postby Anubis » 18 Apr 2007, 13:34

I filed my tax return just last week and claimed a deduction for both my parents.

I needed two things:

1. My birth certificate (which I got last time I went home)
2. A faxed copy of a recent bank statement from both (as proof that they are still alive)

That's it. Worked for me.

BUT, like david said in an earlier post, it all depends.
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Postby Shawerma » 21 Apr 2007, 20:01

Thanks, Anubis.

My wife and I might still end up claiming her parents. If we don't and use mine, I'll let everyone know how things went.

I'll get the papers ready that you needed beforehand.
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Postby Shawerma » 09 May 2007, 22:02

Anubis wrote:I filed my tax return just last week and claimed a deduction for both my parents.

I needed two things:

1. My birth certificate (which I got last time I went home)
2. A faxed copy of a recent bank statement from both (as proof that they are still alive)

That's it. Worked for me.

BUT, like david said in an earlier post, it all depends.


These two documents worked for me too! Thanks again.

My wife, who went to the office to file for us, was questioned about if the recent bank statement was dependable proof that my parents are still around. My wife said "yes" and that was that.

My recommendation would be to bring more than one recently dated document with your parents name on it. Or maybe a photo with them holding up a recent newspaper!
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Postby xtrain » 21 Jun 2008, 14:47

just as an FYI, we deducted my parents this year after some clarification.

the lady at the office (Zhongli) didn't know what to do - she wanted a "family name book" (hu ji tun bun -sp?) from canada. i tried hard not to guffaw, really. anyways, she took us to the other place to file in Zhongli (where foreigners are supposed to file). talked to a supervisor, who asked us for a copy of their most recent passports, which they had just renewed 5 months earlier, as proof my parents are still with us. nothing else was necessary - it was explained that the tax office is not interested in seeing if you are sending money to them, just making sure they are still alive.

it's a sizeable deduction - 115K per parent when they are over 70 years old (85K for under 70).

great work by the Zhongli tax office ... :notworthy:
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Postby citizen k » 22 Jun 2008, 12:12

That's good information. Thanks, x-train.
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Postby Chewycorns » 23 Jun 2008, 08:52

You can also deduct your grandparents (not just parents) and as you mentioned, 115,000/NT is nothing to sneeze at.
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Re: Taiwan tax: deduction for parents over 60

Postby Mawvellous » 28 May 2012, 16:51

Has anyone claimed this deduction this year?
This year I am claiming for my father - I wired him some money during the year so should be no problem. The deduction for my father was enough to wipe out my tax liabilities.
Next year I also plan to claim for my mother (turning 60 next year) and grandmother (92) if necessary. Will I have to furnish proof that I am supporting them?
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