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Title: Income Tax Act CH
Category: Ministry of Finance(財政部)
Chapter 3 Profit-Seeking Enterprise Income Tax
Section 2 Account Books, Vouchers and Accounting
Article 21
A profit-seeking enterprise shall keep sufficient and accurate account books, vouchers and accounting records to calculate its total amount of business income.
All procedures governing the aforesaid keeping, acquisition, use, maintenance, accounting, handing and other matters concerned shall be prescribed by the Ministry of Finance.
Article 22
The accounting system of a company shall be on the accrual basis. But a profit-seeking enterprise not organized as a company may, if there is an established custom of the business or if the volume of business is small report to the local collect authority-in-charge for adoption of accounting system on the cash basis.
A profit-seeking enterprise not organized as a company may change its adopted accounting system but shall report the change to the local collection authority-in-charge three months prior to commencement of the next fiscal year.
Article 23
The fiscal year shall commence on the first day of January and end on the thirty-first day of December of each calendar year, provided that a profit-seeking enterprise may, on account of an existing usage of the business or of special circumstances arising from the seasonal nature of the business and upon the approval of the local collection authority-in-charge, change the commencing and expiring dates of its fiscal year.