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The ARC No. Filled in the Individual Income Tax Return Shall be the Same as the One Kept by Bank or Post Office to Ensure Tax Payment by Credit Card or Refund Transfer Successfully.

        National Taxation Bureau of Taipei, Ministry of Finance (hereinafter referred to as the NTBT) announced that 2020 alien individual income tax filing will start in May this year and the filing period will be from May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021.   Please be informed that the ARC No. filled in the individual income tax return shall be the same as the one kept by bank/post office, otherwise tax payment by credit card or tax refund through money transfer will fail.
        The NTBT explained that to alleviate the transition hassle following the change of ARC No. conducted by the Ministry of the Interior National Immigration Agency from Jan. 2, 2021, foreign taxpayers shall update their bank/post office record with the new ARC No. before filing their individual income tax.   
        The NTBT further explained that during filing period, foreign taxpayers can download E-filing program and file their individual inocme taxes online by logging on the website as follow: https://tax.nat.gov.tw.  To ensure your tax payment by credit card is completed, please input the same ARC No. as the one kept by your bank while filing online.  Furthermore, taxpayers having their refund by money tansfer shall fill in the ARC No. same as the one kept by their banks to ensure successful money transfer.  
        The NTBT reminded that to protect your own interests and to facilitate your 2020 tax-filing, foreign taxpayers whose ARC No. are already  changed to a new one shall update their bank records after renewing their ARC No.

(Contact:Ms. Liao, Section head of the Foreign Taxpayers Service Division;TEL:02-2311-3711Ext.1130)

Last updated:2021-04-15