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  • Capital city


  • Currency

    New Taiwan dollar (NT$, TWD)

  • Languages

    Mandarin Chinese

  • Population size


  • Remote-Owned Local Entity

Services available in this country:
Employer of RecordContractor Management

Facts & Stats

Taiwan Map Illustration
  • 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 16 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.

32 Public holidays

Sunday, January 1, 202311st day of year (元旦)
Friday, January 20, 20232Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆除夕)
Saturday, January 21, 20233Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Sunday, January 22, 20234Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Monday, January 23, 20235Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Tuesday, January 24, 20236Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Wednesday, January 25, 20237Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Thursday, January 26, 20238Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Friday, January 27, 20239Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Saturday, January 28, 202310Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Sunday, January 29, 202311Lunar New Year Vacations (農曆春節)
Saturday, February 25, 202312Memorial Day (二二八和平紀念日)
Sunday, February 26, 202313Memorial Day (二二八和平紀念日)
Monday, February 27, 202314Memorial Day (二二八和平紀念日)
Tuesday, February 28, 202315Memorial Day (二二八和平紀念日)
Saturday, April 1, 202316Children Day, Tomb Sweeping Day (兒童節,清明節)
Sunday, April 2, 202317Children Day, Tomb Sweeping Day (兒童節,清明節)
Monday, April 3, 202318Children Day, Tomb Sweeping Day (兒童節,清明節)
Tuesday, April 4, 202319Children Day, Tomb Sweeping Day (兒童節,清明節)
Wednesday, April 5, 202320Children Day, Tomb Sweeping Day (兒童節,清明節)
Monday, May 1, 202321Labor Day (勞動節)
Thursday, June 22, 202322Dragon Boat Day (端午節)
Friday, June 23, 202323Dragon Boat Day (端午節)
Saturday, June 24, 202324Dragon Boat Day (端午節)
Sunday, June 25, 202325Dragon Boat Day (端午節)
Friday, September 29, 202326Autumn Festival (中秋節)
Saturday, September 30, 202327Autumn Festival (中秋節)
Sunday, October 1, 202328Autumn Festival (中秋節)
Saturday, October 7, 202329Double Ten Day (國慶日)
Sunday, October 8, 202330Double Ten Day (國慶日)
Monday, October 9, 202331Double Ten Day (國慶日)
Tuesday, October 10, 202332Double Ten Day (國慶日)

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

Taxes in Taiwan

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Taiwan.

  • 10.5%

    Labor Insurance

  • 1%

    Employment Insurance

  • 6%

    Pension Fund

  • 5.17%

    Health Insurance

  • 0.20%

    Accidental Insurance

  • 0.025%

    Overdue Wages

Types of Leave

In Taiwan, employees are entitled to annual paid vacation, depending on their tenure with an employer.

  • More than 6 six months but less than one year - 3 days

  • 1 year but less than 2 years - 7 days

  • 2 years but less than 3 years - 10 days

  • 3 years but less than 5 years - 14 days

  • 5 years but less than 10 years - 15 days

  • Over ten years - 1 additional day for each year of service up to a maximum of 30 days

Unused vacation days can be rolled over for two years, after which they’re monetized and paid to the employee.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employee contracts can be terminated if a just cause is established, with a notice period provided before the termination comes into effect.

Notice period

The Taiwanese Labor Standards Act defines mandatory notice periods employers must provide, depending on how long an employee has worked.

  • From three months to less than a year: 10 days’ notice

  • From one year to less than three years: 20 days’ notice

  • Three or more years of employment: 30 days’ notice

Severance pay

Employees who commenced working before the 2005 Labor Standards Act was enacted, are entitled to a severance package equivalent to a month’s pay for every of continuous service.

Employees who begun working after the enactment of the 2005 Labor Standards Act are entitled to half month’s wages for every year of continuous employment.

Probation periods

The length of the probation period can be agreed upon by the employer and the individual employee. It is widely practiced that a 3-6 months trial period is used.