Business Registration in Taiwan

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Taiwan is one of the world’s largest producers of computer-related products, and boasts an extensive, well-established network of industrial zones and a growing number of high-technology industry clusters, which are supported by high-quality human resources. And, Taiwan’s rise to prominence in the IT industry has sparked a growing industrial research and development sector.

While investing in Taiwan, the most common business organizations are the limited company and the company limited by shares.

  • The limited company, organized by at least 1 shareholder with each shareholder liable only for their capital contribution.
  • The company limited by shares, which must have at least 2 shareholders whose liability is restricted to the division of the total capital allotted to each shareholder.

Standard Requirement for Taiwan Limited Company

  Taiwan Subsidiary (Limited)
Taiwan Branch Taiwan Representative Office
Proposed company name Both English and Chinese are acceptable
Standard authorised share capital NT$500,000 at NT$1 each N/A N/A
Minimum share capital
NT$500,000 N/A N/A
Minimum shareholder 1 Natural person or legal entity No No
Minimum director 1 Natural person or legal entity No No
Time required 25 - 30 Working days 20 Working days 14 Working days

Tax System in Taiwan

All sales of goods and provision of services in Taiwan, as well as all imports of goods into Taiwan, are subject to Business Tax ("BT"). The "BT" is imposed under two systems: the VAT system (5%) and the Non-VAT system (0.1% - 25%). Apart from the "BT", the profit seeking enterprise in Taiwan also subject to 17% of corporate tax. If the company distributes profit to foreign shareholders, a 10% withholding tax will be charged on the dividends paid.


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