Telecommuting from TW for US company

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Telecommuting from TW for US company

Postby designerd » 11 Nov 2010, 08:35

I was just wondering if there are any legal issues if you are living in Taiwan and doing contract/freelance work for a US company?

Also, what are the requirements to do freelance work in TW for TW companies. Do you need an ARC? Can you get one without being sponsored by a company?

Thanks!
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Re: Telecommuting from TW for US company

Postby Satellite TV » 13 Nov 2010, 09:27

designerd wrote:I was just wondering if there are any legal issues if you are living in Taiwan and doing contract/freelance work for a US company?

Also, what are the requirements to do freelance work in TW for TW companies. Do you need an ARC? Can you get one without being sponsored by a company?

Thanks!



To legally do any work you need an ARC. You can only get one without being sponsored by a company through marriage. There is no such thing as a freelance ARC.

However you could open up a foreign registered business for yourself, get an ARC. Taiwan companies would want you to be able to issue a GUI receipt for work performed. For that you need a company.
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Re: Telecommuting from TW for US company

Postby Nuit » 13 Nov 2010, 09:49

designerd wrote:I was just wondering if there are any legal issues if you are living in Taiwan and doing contract/freelance work for a US company?Thanks!


Presumably the US company would tax you as though you're still living in the US? Then you wouldn't want to be double-taxed on the same in Taiwan. I suppose you just wouldn't tell anyone :whistle:.
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