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Postby Justice » 20 Jul 2016, 19:33

Dear friends, I have been working for this company for 3 and a half months. 3 months probationary period just ended and they are most certainly going to fire me for unsatisfactory performance during probation.

This company is in deep trouble, sales has been falling every year and everyone at company believes that it will go down to extinction soon. The company's owners are two brothers who can not stand each other and no one knows who is running the company. There's 0 team spirit, way too much internal politics, everyone is busy doing their own thing and always looking to blame someone else.

I am not saying that I was 100% pro during probation period but surely I am being made the scapegoat. Someone even said that because I am a foreigner I am helpless and can not do anything if I am fired.

I am tired of the everyday drama at work so I am ready to leave but not this way.

The only issue is that the company does not cut taxes from my salary so I am afraid that i will be forcefully asked to leave Taiwan for not paying taxes. Is there any way that I could get a chance to extend my ARC for 6 months even if I am fired.
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Re: Fired

Postby dasaint » 21 Jul 2016, 10:21

Justice wrote:Dear friends, I have been working for this company for 3 and a half months. 3 months probationary period just ended and they are most certainly going to fire me for unsatisfactory performance during probation.

This company is in deep trouble, sales has been falling every year and everyone at company believes that it will go down to extinction soon. The company's owners are two brothers who can not stand each other and no one knows who is running the company. There's 0 team spirit, way too much internal politics, everyone is busy doing their own thing and always looking to blame someone else.

I am not saying that I was 100% pro during probation period but surely I am being made the scapegoat. Someone even said that because I am a foreigner I am helpless and can not do anything if I am fired.

I am tired of the everyday drama at work so I am ready to leave but not this way.

The only issue is that the company does not cut taxes from my salary so I am afraid that i will be forcefully asked to leave Taiwan for not paying taxes. Is there any way that I could get a chance to extend my ARC for 6 months even if I am fired.


Just because the company is not withholding taxes does not mean you are not paying taxes. It is a common practice for a Taiwanese company not to withhold taxes, unless you are working on a blue collar job. The locals do not like the practice of withholding tax money when they can still find ways to make it earn before the filing of taxes in May. This should not affect your right to extend your ARC for an additional 6 months. Go to the nearest immigration office to confirm this though.
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Re: Fired

Postby ironlady » 21 Jul 2016, 10:23

You are still liable for those taxes in the right amount, but you can throw the company under the bus by reporting that they did not withhold from your salary. Although if they're dying anyway, there's probably not much satisfaction to be had from ratting them out to the tax people. Just make sure you have enough money to cover those taxes when tax time comes around.
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