the bear wrote:Delonge182 wrote:european wrote:Yeah but there will be some smart arse appearing telling you it's all breaking the law as you have passed the 6 month mark on the island.
This confused me -
Per the last post, and the first reply, I do not need to file on a tourist visa if I've been here for more than 6 months and derived no income correct ?
You have no obligation to file if you have no intention of working here. There is no exit permit requirement as there used to be so you is free to leave whenever you want. However if you ever want to apply for an ARC (or is it a work permit?) you need a tax certificate stating that your tax affairs are in order. Which means you would have to file a tax return.
I came on a student visa and got my ARC three months later (married a Tainwanese woman.) I did NOT have to get any kind of tax certificate nor did I have to file any kind of tax return. It's more than two years now and I have not worked and not filed a tax return yet.
pqkdzrwt wrote:Yes, just to confirm, you can get an ARC without having filed a Tax return, I am not sure where this information has come from. At minimum, ARC by marriage does not require a tax return being filed.
the bear wrote:Its not a newb question. The tax office don't give a damn what visa you hold or how you earn your moola in Taiwan. But you don't have to file if you don't want. You only have to file if in future you want to get an ARC since you will need a tax certificate. Then you will have to write a letter saying you was doing nothing here and supported yourself from savings in the US. Some exchange certificates might help. Believe me the tax office are very nice people and are not trying to trap anyone into admitting they worked illegally. They once held a cheque for me for 4 years and when I finally filed they asked me if I ever worked (illegally) for ABC company. I of course denied all knowledge then they explained they just wanted to give me a cheque for NTD6000. "Ah yes, I completely forgot about that job, gimme that cheque."
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