Tax in Taiwan

Baker McKenzie

The tax team at Baker McKenzie has a focus on international tax planning for foreign clients and advises domestic companies across income tax, transfer pricing, and customs duties issues. Led by Michael Wong who handles cross-border tax planning matters and Dennis Lee in Taipei, the group is able to leverage its global reach and support clients in multi-jurisdictional tax transactions and restructurings. The group brings together a cross-practice approach and offers dispute resolution and banking expertise.

Practice head(s):

Michael Wong; Dennis Lee

Key clients

Google LLC

Work highlights

  • Acting as special counsel for Google on its acquisition of HTC Corporation’s mobile division team and advising them on tax structuring issues together in collaboration with our U.S. and UK colleagues.

Guo Ju Law Firm

Guo Ju Law Firm handles tax planning and compliance matters for clients which include the Ministry of Finance. Co-headed by key partners Robert Shih and experienced tax litigator Paul Chu, the practice advises on local regulatory measures and undertakes estate tax planning. Ingrid Tsai is a core member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Paul Chu; Robert Shih

Other key lawyers:

Ingrid Tsai

Key clients

Ministry of Finance

National Taxation Bureau

Ministry of Finance

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm's tax practice has strength in advising on Taiwanese taxation law and transactions to international businesses. The team has experience handling tax-related litigation which Edgar Chen is the name for, audits, and tax planning matters. Wellington Liu is a key name in the group and handles estate and tax planning.

Key clients

Nature Worldwide Technology Corp., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Tsar & Tsai represented Nature Worldwide Technology Corp., Ltd. to file administrative litigations against the National Taxation Bureau of the Northern Area (the NTBNA) for revoking the administrative dispositions involving the first business income tax assessment made by the NTBNA from the taxable year of 2002 to 2006.

Chien Yeh Law Offices

The tax practice at Chien Yeh Law Offices has a specialism in handling tax administration proceedings and litigation matters. Michael C. H. Wang now oversees the group which undertakes tax advisory work for clients which includes large energy companies. Charice Lin is also a core part of the team.

Practice head(s):

Michael C. H. Wang

Key clients

FORMOSA CHEMICALS & FIBRE CORPORATION

FORMOSA PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION

BANK SINOPAC CO.LTD

eBay Inc.

E-life Mall Corporation

KIMLAN FOODS CO., LTD.

NOBEL BIOCARE TAIWAN CO., LTD.

Newmax Technology Co., LTD.

National Taiwan University

Wartsila Taiwan Ltd.

Essencore Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted the client’s bank delegation to retrieve 20 million of tax refund.
  • Assisted Formosa Petrochemical to file administrative remedial proceedings, and reclaimed 1 billion of environmental tax.
  • Assisted Shi Duo CO. LTD.  in reaching a settlement with the Taipei National Taxation Bureau after 10 years of tax and criminal proceedings.

Eiger

Eiger's tax practice handles advisory work for European-based companies doing business in Taiwan. Overseen by John Eastwood, the group has experience in cross-border tax work, strengthened by its alliance tax specialist organization, WTS Group. Senior associate Michael Werner is a key name for complex tax issues.

Practice head(s):

John Eastwood

Testimonials

‘Appreciated Eiger Tax Team for great responsiveness and high quality of advice based on the practical approach.’

 

Work highlights

  • Eiger is assisting a major, foreign-based advertising company with expense reimbursements and related tax issues.
  • Eiger is assisting a major media company with PIT support.
  • Eiger assists a major gaming company on a variety of tax matters in Taiwan.

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law advises tax clients on day-to-day tax operations, tax-related dispute matters, and transfer pricing works. The practice also offers banking and capital markets expertise on transactions. Frank Lin leads the group and handles financial tax matters whilst co-head Dennis Yu is the name for corporate-related work.

Practice head(s):

Mr. Frank Lin; Mr. Dennis Yu