As to salaries and wages paid monthly for public servants, teachers, military personnel, policemen and staff employees and workers of public and private enterprises or institutions, except for those who are entitled to have their income tax exempted, all the recipients of said salaries and wages shall prepare and submit Reports of Exemption for Consolidated Income Tax to the withholders of organizations, institutions, or enterprises they work for, which clearly state the name, birthdate, and National Identification Card number of the spouse and dependents who are entitled deductible exemptions according to Article 17 of the Income Tax Act.
Recipients of salaries and wages shall disclose the relevant change of information by preparing and submitting reports specified in the preceding Article to the tax withholders within 10 days from the date of occurrence of the following situations.
1. To be married, divorced, or suffer from the death of a spouse.
2. Increase or decrease in the number of dependents.
Tax withholders who receive the Reports of Exemption for Consolidated Income Tax from the recipients of salaries and wages shall keep the relevant information of aforesaid reports recorded on books and duly register the change of information when receiving such notification.
Tax withholders shall refer to the Withholding Tax Table for Income from Salaries and Wages regarding whether the recipient of salaries and wages has a spouse and the number of dependents, and withhold tax payable accordingly at the time of paying wages and salaries each month. However, payments that do not reach the minimum amount of income subject to tax withholding prescribed in the aforesaid table shall be exempted from being withheld.
Regarding the recipients of salaries and wages who come into the situations prescribed in Article 2, in the case of those who get married or whose number of dependents increase, the tax withholders shall withhold tax based on the relevant change of information starting from the month of occurrence; for those who get divorced, suffer from the death of his/her spouse, or whose number of dependents decreases, the tax withholders shall withhold tax based on the change of information starting from January 1 of next year.
Recipients of salaries and wages who fail to prepare and submit Reports of Exemption for Consolidated Income Tax shall have 5% of their total monthly payment withheld in accordance with Item 2, Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1, Article 2 of the Standards of Withholding Rates for Various Incomes.
For wages for part-time jobs and salaries not paid monthly, the tax withholders shall withhold 5% of total payment.
Tax withholders shall reveal the relevant information such as the name, address, National Identification Card number of the recipients of salaries and wages (including temporary workers whose wages are calculated and paid on a daily basis), as well as the total amount paid during the year, and submit such information on a prescribed form to the competent tax collecting authority-in-charge before or on the last day of January of each year and prepare and issue a withholding certificate and withholding exemption certificate to each of the taxpayers before or on February 10 of each year.
Income from salaries and wages where the withholding tax payable does not exceed NT$2,000 shall be exempted from being withheld. Wages for part-time jobs and salaries not paid monthly, where the amount paid by the withholders each time does not reach the minimum amount of income subject to tax withholding under the condition of no spouses and dependents prescribed in the Withholding Tax Table for Income from Salaries and Wages, shall be exempted from being withheld.
For total amounts paid during the year not exceeding NT$1,000 for the same taxpayers, the tax withholders are exempted from submitting the relevant list to the competent tax collecting authority-in-charge prescribed in Paragraph 3, Article 89 of the Income Tax Act.
The relevant forms mentioned in these Regulations shall be formulated by the Ministry of Finance.
These Regulations are effective from the date of promulgation; however, the provisions under Article 5 and Article 8 amended on December 22, 2010 shall come into force on January 1, 2011.