Based on Income Tax Regulations that have existed for some years in Taiwan, hi-tech Companies and some high net worth individuals often make use of various tax planning tools to reduce or eliminate income tax liability. These Companies and individuals while representing a significant portion of Taiwan economy, yet only contribute limited amount of tax to society as a whole. As an effort to address this imbalance, Taiwan Tax Authority officially introduces Alternative Minimum Tax System effective from 1 January 2006. There are two AMTs, one for individuals and the other for corporations.
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