Hire and pay employees in

Taiwan, hassle-free

Hire and pay employees in Taiwan, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Taiwan. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Taiwan is 5 days with Deel.

Currency

New Taiwan Dollar

Capital

Taipei City

Official Language

Mandarin Chinese

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Onboard, pay and manage employees in Taiwan with Deel.

Usually, to hire in Taiwan, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Deel lets you hire employees in Taiwan quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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All the necessary benefits for Taiwan
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Taiwan within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension Fund
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Taiwan

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is TWD 26,400 per month.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 5% to 40%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 21.6% of the employee's salary.

  • General Labor insurance - 7.70% 
  • Employment Labor insurance - 0.70% 
  • Vocational Disaster Labor insurance - 0.22%
  • Wage fund Labor Insurance  - 0.025% 
  • National Health Insurance - 4.87014%
  • Pension (Labor Pension Act) - 6.00% 
  • Supplementary National Health Insurance contribution - 2.11%*

*Only for employees with a monthly salary higher than TWD 219,500.

Please note: these employer costs have limits, so contributions may vary.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

Overtime payment can be mandatory for positions that are not considered managerial. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 4 hours of overtime. For additional hours, employees are paid:

  • Normal working days
    • 134% of the hourly rate, the first 2 hours.
    • 167% of the hourly rate, the following 2 hours.
  • For rest days
    • 234% of the hourly rate, the first 2 hours.
    • 267% of the hourly rate, the following 10 hours
  • On public holidays, annual leave, or regular leave, employees are paid 200% of their hourly rate

Maternity Leave

Employees who have worked for 6 consecutive months are entitled to 8 weeks of paid leave. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay. If the employee has been with the company less than 6 months, they are only entitled to 50% of their salary during the leave period.

Employees are entitled to an additional 5 days of leave to use for medical checkups before giving birth.

Paternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 5 days of paid paternity leave. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

Parental Leave

Employees are entitled to 2 years of parental leave. Both parents can decide how to distribute the time off. Either parent can take parental leave. Parental leave is unpaid.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 30 days. They are also entitled to up to 1 year of hospitalization leave over two years. Sick leave is paid at 50% of the employee's salary by the employer.

Termination Requirements

Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.

Employee dismissal must be according to the Labor and Standards Act (LSA). Both employer and employee are required to provide notice or payment in lieu. Any non taken holidays, payments, or benefits must be paid upon termination.

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 0 days and will be increased according to the length of the employment.

  • Continuous employment for less than 3 months - No notice
  • Continuous employment for at least 3 months but less than 1 year - 10 days
  • Continuous employment for at least 1 year but less than 3 years - 20 days
  • Continuous employment for at least 3 years - 30 days

Severance for Employees

Required if termination is due to redundancy or poor performance, at 0.5 month’s average salary per year of service, or its prorated amount if the employee’s length of service is less than 1 year.

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 3 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO and accrual rate varies depending on the length of services. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 6 months of work. During the first year of employment, an employee is not allowed to take more than 3 days.

  • 6 months of employment - 3 days' paid leave
  • 1 year of employment - 7 days' paid leave
  • 2 years of employment - 10 days' paid leave
  • 3 years of employment - 14 days' paid leave
  • 5 years of employment - 15 days' paid leave
  • 10+ years of employment - 1 additional day is given every year, the maximum annual leave is 30 days.

 

Public Holidays

Taiwan celebrates 13 national holidays.

  • National public holidays include:
  • New Year's Day
  • Republic Day
  • Chinese New Year Holiday
  • 228 Peace Memorial Day
  • Children's Day Holiday
  • Children's Day
  • Qing Ming Festival
  • Labour Day
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • ROC National Day

Onboarding

Within 5 days after MSA signature and deposit payment

Employment Contract Details

Contracts can be in English. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

All Employment Agreements must include:

    • Name
    • National ID Number
    • Start Date
    • Contract Term
    • Probation Period
    • Notice Period
    • Job Role
    • Job Description
    • Places and Hours of Work
    • Holidays and Leave
    • Salary
    • Variable Salary Elements and Additional Benefits
    • Salary Payment Period
    • Overtime Conditions
    • Termination Conditions

Probation Period

The minimum probation period is 6 months, there is no maximum by law but companies usually set up a maximum probation period. 
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Hiring in Taiwan, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Taiwan with our EOR solution. If you have an entity, our Global Payroll solution takes care of payroll and compliance for your direct employees. Our 250+ in-house experts handle everything from managing local laws, complex tax systems, or your payroll in Taiwan and 150+ countries.

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599 USD

Management fee

Group (9)

21.60%

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