Taiwan Citizenship by Descent

Taiwan Citizenship by Descent

A foreigner is entitled to acquire citizenship in Taiwan based on few legal grounds. The basic ways are by birth, by marriage, by naturalization; one can also obtain Taiwan citizenship by descent and for the latter, few options apply, based on the law enforced in this country. If you plan…
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Register a Trademark in Taiwan

Register a Trademark in Taiwan

Businessmen who want to open a company in Taiwan have the possibility of registering the trademark of their brand, following specific procedures. Taiwan provides several categories of trademark registrations and it is important to find out that the protection of a trademark is granted to the entity that applied first…
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Set Up a Limited Liability Company in Taiwan

Set Up a Limited Liability Company in Taiwan

As an investor in Taiwan you could set up a limited liability company which gives you the possibility to bear financial responsibility only for your part of investment. This Taiwan legal structure is similar to the limited liability legal forms available anywhere in the world, which allows foreign entrepreneurs to easily…
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Open a Branch in Taiwan

Open a Branch in Taiwan

By establishing a branch in Taiwan foreign investors can extend their business and bring their products or services closer to the Taiwanese public. Without having a distinct legal personality from the parent company, a branch will not have legal identity, nor procedural or judicial capacity. This means that the branch…
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Obtaining Residence Permit in Taiwan

Obtaining Residence Permit in Taiwan

Foreign citizens who have regular passports or other travel documents and want to live in Taiwan for more than six months in order to join their families, to effectuate their studies, work, invest, do missionary work or do other accepted activities are eligible for the residence permit in Taiwan. In…
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Taiwan Company Registration Guide

Taiwan Company Registration Guide

Taiwan is a country in which economic development and business growth are a visible reality. Many foreign investors choose the island of Taiwan to set up a company. Since the legal framework and the requirements might vary in Taiwan from the other places in the world, it is recommendable to seek…
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Establish a Subsidiary in Taiwan

Establish a Subsidiary in Taiwan

Subsidiaries in Taiwan are registered as companies according to the Company Law of Taiwan. Prior to setting up a subsidiary here, the parent company has to effectuate a background check for the company name which will be registered with the Commercial Department at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Our company formation…
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Taxation in Taiwan

Taxation in Taiwan

All legal entities, sole proprietorships and partnerships, as well as branches in Taiwan of parent companies from abroad, which have an income of TWD 50,000 (USD 1,706) or more, must acquit taxes on their profits derived from Taiwan at a rate of 15%. Businesses also have to pay the VAT,…
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Start a Franchise Business in Taiwan

Start a Franchise Business in Taiwan

A franchise business represents a common way to open a company in Taiwan. Prior to investing here, it is important to know that Taiwan has one of the largest concentrations of franchise businesses in the world; it is also the home of numerous foreign franchises, and the country’s main investor…
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How to Make Changes to Your Company in Taiwan

How to Make Changes to Your Company in Taiwan

Once an investor completed the procedure of company formation in Taiwan, the company is legally allowed to start its business operations. However, throughout the life of the company, various modifications can appear and the company’s representatives have to notify the local institutions on any of the modifications concluded.  It is…
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