I have an APRC and frequently do some part-time jobs or short-term jobs at various organizations in Taiwan, where I receive salary/wages.
Some weeks ago one of these organizations asked me to sign a Chinese language form which authorizes them to deduct taxes from my salary/wages at the RESIDENCY RATE due to my stated intention to fullfill the RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT of being in Taiwan 183 days or more this year.
I have obtained a Microsoft WORD version (.doc) of this document and revised it to be suitable for any company/organization. Obviously, you can do further modifications yourself, or with the help of your Taiwanese associate, friend, or accounting lady.
I have posted the one-page form online here for easy downloading -- http://www.taiwanbasic.com/tax/tax-statement.doc
I think this form could be quite helpful for those foreigners who currently have an ARC or APRC, but are seeing their taxes deducted at a NON-RESIDENCY RATE in the first half of the year. With this form, it should be possible to convince your employer to deduct your taxes at the RESIDENCY RATE.
OK, good luck!! It has worked for me. = = = = = = ROUGH TRANSLATION OF THE CONTENT OF THE FORM = = = = = =STATEMENT
I ________________ working in COMPANY/ORGANIZATION NAME in the position of _______ , provide a statement as follows:
1. In the current year, I am residing in the Taiwan area for 183 days or more, hence my salary/wages should be taxed at the same rate as for Taiwan citizens. If there is any change in my statement of these residency conditions, I will automatically notify my superior in the COMPANY/ORGANIZATION NAME as well as the Head of the Accounting Dept. of all relevant details.
2. If my ARC expires at any time during this year, I will automatically and promptly provide the Accounting Dept. of the COMPANY/ORGANIZATION NAME with a photocopy of my new ARC card.
Signed and Chopped