Taiwan Company Registration




 Taiwan Companies Registration

Taiwan actively extends manufacturing value to integrated services. With the opening and normalization of cross-strait economic and trade, the regulatory environment is more stable and transparent. It also follows the international norms to revise foreign investment regulations and establish a cross-strait industrial cooperation platform to promote cross-strait trade more liberalization and attract Foreign businessmen can come to Taiwan to participate in cross-strait industrial cooperation. With the lifting of various regulations, the two sides are expected to be more integrated across the Taiwan Strait. Foreign investors can actively integrate Taiwan into their overall planning in the Asia-Pacific region. Foreigner set up company in taiwan will become a common bussiness. Finally, regulatory restrictions are loosened, and the transnational movement of business people and funds is more liberal, reducing transaction costs for cross-border operations. Taiwan's industry will be fully integrated into the Greater China Economic Circle, creating new investment opportunities, and then fully integrated into the international value-added chain to achieve a win-win situation for Taiwan, foreign businessmen, and China.

Table of Contents

  • Office Profile and Features
  • Branch introduction and function
  • Subsidiary profile and function
  • List of foreign investment in Taiwan



  • Since the resumption of the link between the two sides of the strait in May 2008, six agreements have been signed. The institutionalization of negotiations between the two sides of the strait has entered a normalization stage. In addition, on June 29, 2010, the cross-strait economic cooperation framework agreement was formally signed ( ECFA) took effect on September 12 of the same year. Since January 1, 2011, the early harvesting of goods trade and service trade has been fully implemented. The goods on the list have started to be reduced/tax-exempted to benefit the people on both sides of the strait. ECFA is not only the basis for opening up and promoting economic cooperation between the two sides of the strait but also an important touchstone for testing cross-strait relations in the future. It will help Taiwan continue to play the role of global multinationals in the operation of the mainland market and the global layout of domestic enterprises. At the same time, domestic enterprises actively expand manufacturing. Value to integrated service value. The global layout experience and the integration of upstream and downstream, flexible and flexible enterprises, sound infrastructure and industrial environment suitable for advanced technology research and development, Taiwan's technology industry competitiveness mainly depends on excellent high-tech infrastructure and R & D talents have become A global supply base for high-tech products.
  • In recent years, Taiwan's internationalization has become increasingly high. In order to bring the taxation system into line with international development trends, create a fair and reasonable taxation environment, and in response to economic development changes and cross-border investment needs, the Taiwan tax system has undergone several revisions and reforms.
    In order to promote international economic and trade exchanges and avoid double taxation of cross-border transactions, the two sides signed cross-strait maritime transport agreements and air transport supplemental agreements stipulated that cross-strait shipping and air transport mutually reduced business tax and income tax, and promoted land-based investment companies.
  • In order to provide incentives for countries and land to set up a branch in Taiwan, Taiwan provides land-based investment to invest in a suitable business environment. In terms of land costs, Taiwan’s commercial office buildings are rented lower than in other countries and continue. Improve the administrative process, accelerate the acquisition of land by manufacturers, and facilitate the investment of foreign and local enterprises to establish software, logistics, and manufacturing bases. Due to the active development of new scientific industrial parks, general industrial areas, and the establishment of free trade port areas. Taiwan's hydropower, transportation, and telecommunications infrastructures are complete and meet the needs of various investment industries.
  • Taiwan has a good tax environment, simple reporting procedures, open and transparent procedures, smooth communication with tax collection agencies, and the government's continued tax reforms in response to economic conditions, such as the reduction of comprehensive income tax, profit-making business income tax, and inheritance. The tax rate of gift tax, etc., makes the investment environment established in the Taiwan branch more attractive in the Asia-Pacific region. That is the reason why more and more foreigners like to invest in Taiwan Company.
  • The investment of foreigners in Taiwan is protected by foreign investment regulations and provides a highly secure investment environment. As far as the business environment is concerned, it has commercial regulations. In addition to intellectual property protection related to commercial activities, it also has a comprehensive labor security system. The Labor Standards Law is the main labor law, which promotes labor-management cooperation and provides complete labor. Employment security. The accounting system of Taiwanese enterprises will gradually adopt International Accounting Standards (IFRS). It has the principles, no exceptions, minimum regulations, and professional judgments, which can improve the transparency of financial reports, reduce capital costs, and save re-editing costs. Coupled with the further loosening of cross-strait policies, the overall investment environment has been in line with international standards.



Office Profile and Features

  • An office is a department or administrative unit that handles the affairs of the government and is also a place to handle certain businesses or provide services. It also refers to an organized group in a certain place, the office is a non-independent accounting unincorporated institution. Therefore, the office can not have the purchase and sale behavior, there will be only fees, there will be no operating income. The office is not a company, and everything has to go from the head office, including invoicing and collection. Therefore, the function of the office is mainly to play a coordinating role, play a role of “communication” and “bridge” for the head office to conduct business, and broaden the market. It can be used as a foreign-funded or land-based enterprise to perform initial functions such as market development/marketing/after-sales service.



Branch introduction and function

  • Branch refers to a branch that is subject to the jurisdiction of the parent company in terms of business, capital, personnel, etc. and does not have legal personality. A branch has no legal or economic independence. It is only a subsidiary of the parent company and bears legal responsibility for the debt of the branch with the assets of the head office. Although the company has no independent legal person status, it can represent the foreign parent company to conduct business activities in the local area, open invoices, and also need to declare tax payment. The application of the land investment to Taiwan investment company must first pass the Taiwanese review. The approval will be established. The establishment of the Taiwan branch is basically the same as the establishment of a generally limited company, and the post-tax surplus is not subject to a 20% temporary withholding tax.



Subsidiary profile and function

  • The establishment of a foreign-funded or land-based investment company can be divided into a limited company and a company limited by shares. After setting up a Taiwan branch, it is the same as the local general limited company. It is a local independent legal entity with legal and economic independence. And need to be in place, you can also set up a Taiwan branches office, open invoices, and conduct business. In addition to the 17% business income tax on taxation, 20% of the temporary withholding tax must be withheld when the dividend is remitted, but the relevant tax incentives are available.



List of foreign investment in Taiwan

Company Type Inc. CO., LTD Branch Company Office
Minimum Capital Setup fee Setup fee Setup fee Setup fee
1.Investor License
2.investor agent authorize
3.Power of Attorney
1.Investor License
2.Agent Authorize
3.Power of Attorney
1.Investor License/ Regulation
2.Board meeting minutes
3.Agent / Manager Agent
1.Investor License
2.Agent Authorize
Apply Registration Yes  Yes  NO (Only China Need)  NO
Bank Account Need to advance
open an account

Need to advance
an account 

Need to advance open
prepare an account 
No need to advance
open an account 
Value-Added Tax(VAT) 5%  5%  5% NO
Enterprise Income Tax
20% 20%  20% NO
Personal Income Tax 5/12/20/30/45% 5/12/20/30/45% 5/12/20/30/45% 5/12/20/30/45%
Withholding Rate 20% 20% No Withhold NO
Import And Export
Yes Yes Yes NO
Domestic Transfer
Yes Yes NO NO



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