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Brief Overview

Innovare Taiwan

Innovare empowers seamless business expansion into Taiwan's thriving technological and industrial hub. Our comprehensive EOR services leverage our deep expertise and unwavering commitment to compliance, ensuring a smooth adaptation for your venture within the local business landscape.

Expert navigation through Taiwan's dynamic economy, a leader in high-tech industries.

Streamlined processes for foreign worker employment and payroll management.

Unwavering dedication to adhering to local regulations and labour laws.

Specialised support for both expats and local hires in Taiwan.

Local Expertise

Country-Specific Solutions


Taiwan law mandates employers to provide a written employment contract outlining key employment terms to new hires within 30 days of their start date. This contract fosters transparency by clearly detailing job duties, work schedules, compensation, and leave entitlements, establishing a strong foundation for the employment relationship.

● Clearly define roles and responsibilities to ensure a shared understanding of performance benchmarks.
● Outline work schedules promote transparency and adherence to working hour regulations. Taiwan adheres to a standard 40-hour workweek.
● Specify salary, benefits, and any allowances to ensure financial transparency. As of 2024, there is no statutory minimum wage in Taiwan, but general market rates should be followed.

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Payroll Services

Taiwanese law mandates monthly salary payments by the 15th of the following month. The standard workweek is 40 hours, with overtime (maximum 36 hours a month) pay mandatory for exceeding these hours.

  • Salary Payment: Monthly by the end of each month.
  • Standard Workweek: 40 hours.
  • Overtime Pay: Mandatory for exceeding 40 hours.
  • Social Security and Labor Insurance: Employers and employees contribute to social security and labour insurance programs.
  • 13th Salary: It is customary for employers to pay the 13th month salary usually paid before the Chinese New Year.
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Taiwan operates a progressive tax system, meaning tax rates increase as income rises. Here's a breakdown of the general tax structure for reference:

  • Income Tax: Ranges from 5% for taxable income below NT$560,000 (New Taiwan Dollar) to 40% for income exceeding NT$4,720,000.
  • Resident vs. Non-Resident: Residency status can impact tax rates. Generally, foreign residents in Taiwan are taxed on their Taiwan-sourced income. There may be tax treaties in place with your home country that can affect your tax obligations. Consulting a tax professional is recommended.
  • Value Added Tax: VAT is applicable to general industries, and the VAT rate is 5%.
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Taiwanese labor laws grant employees various leave entitlements to promote work-life balance and employee well-being. Here's an overview of some key leave provisions:

  • Annual Leave: Taiwan mandates a minimum of 3 days of annual leave after one year of service, with an additional 1 day accrued for every subsequent year of service, up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Sick Leave: Employees are entitled to 30 days of sick leave per year which is paid at a half-pay.
  • Maternity Leave: Female employees are entitled to a combined 8 weeks of paid maternity leave before and after childbirth. This leave can be extended under certain circumstances.
  • Paternity Leave: Fathers are entitled to 7 days of paternity leave.
  • Public Holidays: There are 10 national holidays in Taiwan, with employees entitled to paid leave on these days.
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Social Security Management

There is no social security tax in Taiwan, but factories, mines, and all companies with 50 or more employees must establish funds for employee welfare. These contributions fund various social welfare programs, providing a safety net for employees. Here's a breakdown of the key points:

Programs: Taiwan's social security system comprises National Health Insurance(NHI), Labor Insurance, and Employee Pension.

● Employee vs. Employer Contributions: Contribution rates vary depending on the program and employee status (local or expat).
Labor Insurance: 11.5% (10.5% -Labour and 1% - Employment) of monthly salary category2, co-contributed by Employer: 70%; Employee: 20% & Government: 10%

National Health Insurance (NHI): 5.17% of monthly salary classification1,co-contributed by Employer: 60%;Employee: 30% & Government: 10%

○ Employee Pension: Employer contribution rates are around 6%.

● Benefits: Social security programs offer various benefits, including healthcare coverage (NHI), retirement pensions (Employee Pension), and income protection for work-related injuries or unemployment (Labor Insurance).

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Termination procedures in Taiwan require adherence to authorised cause prescribed under labor law with specific notice periods or severance pay in lieu of notice. Here's a general overview of the termination process:

● Notice Periods: Notice periods are typically identical for both employers and employees, with a minimum of 30 days required by law.

● Ten days' notice for service of more than three months and less than one year.

●  20 days' notice for service of more than one year but less than three years.

●  30 days' notice for service of three years or more.

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Taiwan Market Insights

Tech Hub

Taiwan boasts a thriving technology sector, renowned for its world-class semiconductor manufacturing and a highly skilled tech workforce. This dynamic environment creates exciting opportunities for businesses in electronics, IT, and telecommunications.

Strategic Location

Situated in East Asia, Taiwan serves as a key link in global supply chains and a gateway to the broader Asian market. This strategic location offers access to a vast consumer base, making it an attractive location for regional expansion.

Government Incentives

The Taiwanese government actively promotes foreign investmentthrough business-friendly policies and incentives, including tax breaks andstreamlined regulations. This supportive environment fosters a stable andpredictable landscape for companies looking to establish a presence in Taiwan.

Global Reach

Comprehensive Solutions, Tailored for You


You've got questions, and we have the answers.

1)  What documents should the client have ready to avail EOR services from Innovare in Taiwan?

2)  Do you assist clients with company incorporation in Taiwan? If so, to what extent do you provide support?

3) What does the process of getting started with Innovare for EOR services in Taiwan actually entail?

4) Does Innovare also support businesses with other aspects of setting up a business, such as becoming a member of a chamber of commerce or taking advantage of particular government schemes or grants in Taiwan? If yes, to what extent does that support extend?

5) How does Innovare assist clients with visa and work permit requirements in Taiwan? What documents do you require from clients to facilitate the visa application process?