Remote’s guide to employing in

Taiwan
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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.

  • Capital City

    Taipei

  • Currency

    New Taiwan dollar (NT$, TWD)

  • Languages

    Mandarin Chinese

  • Population size

    23,568,378

Services available in this country:
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The beautiful Taiwanese skyline

Facts & Stats

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

    Taipei

  • Currency

    New Taiwan dollar (NT$, TWD)

  • Languages

    Mandarin Chinese

  • Population size

    23,568,378

  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    65.35 (2022)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    5%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    3.11%

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 Labour 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.

17 Public holidays

Jan
Monday, 01 January 20241Republic Day (開國紀念日)
Feb
Thursday, 08 February 20242Chinese New Year's Eve (農曆除夕)
Friday, 09 February 20243Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Saturday, 10 February 20244Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Sunday, 11 February 20245Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Monday, 12 February 20246Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Tuesday, 13 February 20247Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Wednesday, 14 February 20248Chinese New Year's Day (農曆春節)
Wednesday, 28 February 20249Peace Memorial Day (228和平紀念日)
Apr
Thursday, 04 April 202410Children's Day (兒童節)
Thursday, 04 April 202411Ching Ming Festival (清明節)
May
Wednesday, 01 May 202412Labour Day (勞動節)
Jun
Saturday, 08 June 202413Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)
Sunday, 09 June 202414Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)
Monday, 10 June 202415Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)
Sept
Tuesday, 17 September 202416Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節)
Oct
Thursday, 10 October 202417National Day (雙十國慶)

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 practising “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 fulfil 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%

    Labour 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 holiday, 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 holiday 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 Labour 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 Labour 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 Labour 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 practised that a 3-6 months trial period is used.

Fair Pricing in Taiwan

Employer of Record

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Starting at US$599/month

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, localised benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

US$29

per contractor/month

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Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

US$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising 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 labour authority reporting handled for you

HRIS

Manage all of your employees in one place

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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