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VAT for foreign service providers with Taiwan branch
A foreign company with fixed business establishments (such as a Taiwan branch) in Taiwan and the foreign company providing services to Taiwan clients should file VAT through its Taiwan branch and pay 5% VAT(business tax) according to the Taiwan Tax Code.
If a foreign company has a Taiwan branch, the foreign company should file VAT through its fixed business establishment registered (Taiwan branch) and pays VAT. The deadline for VAT filing is within 10 days after the service payment is settled.
Foreign Company A has a Taiwan branch, and it provides technical services to Taiwan Company B, agreeing to provide mechanical design and consultancy services to Company B. The branch should file VAT and pay VAT within 10 days after Company B settles the payment.
Company income tax issues
On the other hand, Company B (Taiwan client) is not required to withhold tax for Foreign Company A, but the Taiwan branch should include the service fee in the Branch's income tax return and pay the tax for the foreign head company.
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