House Tax is levied by different tax rates according to the actual housing usages. For example, the rate for residential property is 1.2%, that for profit-seeking enterprises is 3%, and that for private clinics, freelance firms, and tutoring classes is 2%. Local Tax Bureau calls upon people to check their annual house tax statements or apply to the Local Tax Bureau to check whether the tax classification matches with theactual housing usage. If not, please apply to Local Tax Bureau immediately, whichwill arrange for a site survey to verify and change the tax classification accordingly. Spending a little time checking your house tax status can save you money, said Local Tax Bureau of Taichung City Government.
Local Tax Bureau also reminds our citizens that yearly house tax is levied on a monthly basis. For instance, if a house changes its status from non-residential to self-residential purpose or the house stays vacant after the original business firm has moved out, the house owner should declare the change to the Local Tax Bureau. If the change is declared before the 15th day of a month, the self-residential house tax rate shall apply from the beginning of that month. In contrast, if the change is declared after the 16th day of the month, the original tax rate shall apply to that month and the new house tax rate will be levied starting from the next month.
You can use your Citizen Digital Certificate to register housing usage changes at the website of the Local Tax Bureau (URL http://www.tax.taichung.gov.tw) and you can also apply for your tax schedule there. You can stay home to complete all the procedures in a time-saving and convenient way.
If you have any tax-related questions, please call toll-free service hotline 0800-086969 or 22585000 ext. 1 for the call center of Local Tax Bureau.