Taiwan Royalty Tax: Essential Information for Companies 

4 minutes To avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion, Taiwan has signed tax treaties with multiple countries. If a profitable enterprise from a contracting country has business profits in Taiwan and is eligible for income tax reduction or exemption according to the tax treaty, it could prepare relevant documents and apply to the tax authority under the jurisdiction of the payer for approval of the reduction or exemption of income tax. For profitable enterprises from countries without tax treaties, if they receive similar service fees, the payer should withhold tax at the applicable rate of 20%.

Boosting Business Profit with Strategic Use of Tax Treaties

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5 minutes To avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion, Taiwan has signed tax treaties with multiple countries. If a profitable enterprise from a contracting country has business profits in Taiwan and is eligible for income tax reduction or exemption according to the tax treaty, it could prepare relevant documents and apply to the tax authority under the jurisdiction of the payer for approval of the reduction or exemption of income tax. For profitable enterprises from countries without tax treaties, if they receive similar service fees, the payer should withhold tax at the applicable rate of 20%.

Crucial Insights: Permanent Establishment Guidelines in Taiwan

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3 minutes In international taxation, the concept of Permanent Establishment (PE) holds significant importance on avoiding double taxation. A PE refers to a fixed place of business through which a foreign enterprise carries out its business activities in a jurisdiction, thereby subjecting it to taxation in that jurisdiction. Understanding PE criteria is essential for multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in Taiwan to ensure compliance with tax regulations and mitigate potential risks.

An Overview of Taxation on Service Income & Business Profit in Taiwan 

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4 minutes Under existing tax regulations, foreign companies without a fixed place of business in Taiwan are liable to face a withholding tax rate of up to 20% on income derived from services rendered in Taiwan. However, foreign companies, including cross-border electronic services businesses, obtaining service income or business profit from Taiwan sources may apply to tax authorities for the approval of the applicable net profit rate and domestic profit contribution ratio. This is used to calculate the taxable income and the corresponding withholding tax.

Discover the Benefits of Taiwan Technical Service Tax Refund 

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4 minutes In the current global business environment with frequent transactions and intense competition in pricing, enterprises must carefully calculate the related costs incurred in their dealings. According to the current tax regulations, foreign companies without a fixed place of business in Taiwan are subject to a withholding tax rate of up to 20% on income earned from services provided in Taiwan. In practice, the income withholding tax that should be borne by foreign companies is often shifted to Taiwanese companies during business negotiations, thereby increasing the transaction costs between Taiwanese companies and foreign companies.

Unlocking Taxation Benefits: Withholding Tax on Taiwan Cross-Border Electronic Services 

Taiwan Cross-Border Electronic Services

5 minutes In an era dominated by digitalization, cross-border electronic services have become a cornerstone of international trade and business growth. As the world relies more on digital transactions, it’s really important for international businesses to know how taxes work for online services.

This article will explain on the tax system on Taiwan cross-border electronic services and the reduction of withholding tax. It will help those foreign enterprises earning income from Taiwan buyers via online transactions.

5+ Ways for Applying Taiwan Income Tax Refund: Ultimate Guide for Foreign Companies  

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4 minutes Foreign companies without a fixed place of business or a business agent in Taiwan should be aware of the taxation implications for the services provided both within and outside the territory of Taiwan. According to the Income Tax Act of Taiwan, the service income with its source in Taiwan shall be taxed at the applicable withholding tax rate of 20%. To understand how to apply for Taiwan income tax refund, please read on.