Remote’s guide to employing in

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Make employment in Taiwan easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in Taiwan, all in one easy-to-use platform.

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    New Taiwan dollar (NT$, TWD)

  • Languages

    Mandarin Chinese

  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
The beautiful Taiwanese skyline

Facts & Stats

The skyline of taiwan is lit up at dusk.
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    New Taiwan dollar (NT$, TWD)

  • Languages

    Mandarin Chinese

  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    65.35 (2022)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate


Grow your team in Taiwan with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Taiwan? Companies hiring in Taiwan must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Taiwan on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Taiwan team. You can also pay contractors now in Taiwan with Remote in some currencies (talk to an expert now for full details).

Risks of misclassification

Taiwan, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Taiwan may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Taiwan

The Taiwanese Labor Standards Act is the principal regulation that spells out provisions for employment relationships and workers’ rights which are applicable to Taiwan’s workforce of 11.5 million.

Employees in Taiwan enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Taiwan.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Taiwan quickly. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 15 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

16 Public holidays

Monday, January 1, 20241Republic Day (開國紀念日)
Thursday, February 8, 20242Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Friday, February 9, 20243Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Saturday, February 10, 20244Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Sunday, February 11, 20245Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Monday, February 12, 20246Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Tuesday, February 13, 20247Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Wednesday, February 14, 20248Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Wednesday, February 28, 20249Peace Memorial Day (228和平紀念日)
Thursday, April 4, 202410Ching Ming Festival (清明節)
Friday, April 5, 202411Ching Ming Festival (清明節)
Wednesday, May 1, 202412Labor Day (勞動節)
Sunday, June 9, 202413Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)
Monday, June 10, 202414Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)
Tuesday, September 17, 202415Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節)
Thursday, October 10, 202416National Day (雙十國慶)

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Competitive benefits package in Taiwan

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Taiwan are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Taiwan

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility


Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app