The items currently subject to the levy of the stamp tax are:
- Receipts of monetary payments: e.g.; the receipt, slip, release, bank book, payment record and the like issued to identify monetary payments.
- Deeds for sale of movables.
- Contracting agreements: agreements executed for the completion of a specifically ordered work or task, e,g; construction contracts, printing contracts, OEM contracts and the like.
- Deeds or contracts for sale, gratuitous transfer, partition or exchange of real estate or pledge of lien on real estate to be submitted to government agencies for registration.
The taxpayers of the stamp tax vary depending upon the category of documentation. In principle, the person who executes the contracts, deeds or receipts shall be subject to the levy of the stamp tax. They are:
- The person who executes monetary receipts shall pay the stamp taxes by affixing stamps purchased at government-designated offices.
- The person who executes contracting agreements.
- The person who executes contracts or deeds for sale, gratuitous transfer or partition of real estate or pledge of lien.
- The person who executes contracts for the sale of movables.
- Monetary receipts: affix tax stamps at 4‰ of the amount received, with the exception of 1‰ for money deposited by bidders.
- Contracting agreements: affix tax stamps at 1‰ of the contract price.
- Contracts of deeds for sale, gratuitous transfer, partition of the contract price or value of the real estate. : affix tax stamps at 1‰ of the contract price.
- Contracts for sale of movables: affix tax stamps at NT$12 per piece.