Company Registration in Taiwan

FDI China offers company formation and registration services to foreign investors and companies intending to start or expand a business in Taiwan. The most-common types of foreign entity registrations are the Branch and the Subsidiary (Limited Liability Company and Company Limited by Shares).

Types of Entities in Taiwan:

These are the comparison of the three types of companies available in Taiwan. We recommend to pay close attention to the benefits and requirements beforehand, in order to fulfill your company’s needs in Taiwan:

Subsidiary: Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A Limited Liability Company (LLC)  structure is a separate legal entity and independent domestic company. In Taiwan, an LLC has after tax (17%) operating income, it can be wired out to the parent company by paying 20% withholding tax. In addition, this type of company is forced to be formed by at least one shareholder and director.

*FDI China’s Tip: We recomend to our clients  to  register a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Taiwan to foreign inverstors due to its flexibility and less administrative requirements. Multinationals usually set up this type of business structures.

Benefits and Requirements

  • Company Name: need to register a new name in Taiwan

  • No minimum capital requirements

  • Permission for business / import and export

  • Statutory audit / annual tax required

  • Enterprise Income tax on distributed earnings: 20%

  • Enterprise income tax: 17%

  • Business bank account required

  • Physical office required

Branch

A Branch structure is not considered as a legal entity. It operates on behalf of the parent company, meaning that the net profit after income tax payment can be retained to the parent company without additional income taxation. In addition, a Branch entity appoints an individual as its agent for litigious and non-litigious matters and a branch manager.

*FDI China’s Tip: We recomend to our clients to register a branch when the intention is to operating in regulated industries such as banking and finanial services.

Benefits and Requirements

  • Company Name: Translate parent company’s name for inspection

  • No minimum capital requirements

  • Permission for business / import and export

  • Direct issuance of sales invoice to the client by your branch

  • Payment of expenditures and inventory purchasing

  • Enterprise income tax: 17%

  • Business bank account required

  • Physical office required

Subsidiary: Company Limited by Shares

A Company Limited by Shares structure is a separate legal entity and independent domestic company. Unlike the Limited Liability Company (LLC), this entity is limited by shares; meaning that it is the shareholders’ obligation to pay the company for the shares they own. In addition, it requires to be formed by two or more shareholders and at least three directors.

Benefits and Requirements

  • Company Name: need to register a new name in Taiwan

  • No minimum capital requirements

  • Permission for business / import and export

  • Statutory audit / annual tax required

  • Enterprise Income tax on distributed earnings: 20%

  • Enterprise income tax: 17%

  • Business bank account required

  • Physical office required

Our Taiwan Company Registration Pack Includes:

  • Business license

  • Special certificates (if required)

  • Bank account

  • VISA application processing

  • Social security registration

  • Office space & business address

  • Issuing payment notice

  • Company secretary

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Setting up a Company in Taiwan Procedure

1

Submit Inquiry

Fill-in the form below and briefly explain your intended business activity in Taiwan.

2

Response in 24 Hrs

Our local attorneys will analyze your case and provide you with a feasibility study and quote.

3

Documentation

Once you send us all required documentation, our legal team will verify them and approve the project.

4

Service Agreement

The last step will be to sign the service contract and confirm the payment.

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