A company is a resident of Taiwan for CIT purposes if it is incorporated in Taiwan. A non-resident company that has an FPOB or business agent in Taiwan is obligated to file a CIT return in Taiwan on its Taiwan-sourced income.
The term 'permanent establishment' only exists in the underlying double tax agreements (DTAs) signed with Taiwan. Taiwan domestic tax regulations only refer to an FPOB and business agent, which generally follows the definitions of an FPOB and agency PE in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Model Tax Convention.
Last Reviewed - 11 September 2019