Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) Taxpayers in Taiwan are anticipated to be allowed to make use of their smartphones to file taxes in 2021, in accordance with the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
In a listening to held by the finance committee beneath the Legislative Yuan on Thursday, Finance Minister Su Jain-rong (蘇建榮) stated that as the federal government continues to advertise e-taxation, the MOF plans to permit taxpayers to file taxes utilizing their smartphones in May subsequent 12 months.
May is the annual tax submitting season in Taiwan.
Taxpayers can be required to enroll in the MOF’s tax submitting through smartphone program by way of the ministry’s “Taiwan FidO” app or certify smartphone numbers amongst different deliberate strategies to file their taxes utilizing a smartphone, Su stated.
Since a smartphone has a smaller display screen, Su stated, initially taxpayers who pay their taxes based mostly on the straightforward calculation types issued by the MOF shall be eligible to make use of the brand new methodology to file their taxes.
The smartphone submitting system may even permit taxpayers to verify essential data corresponding to their earnings, tax deductions and tax exemptions, Su stated.
The MOF estimates about 3.85 million taxpayers will be capable of use their smartphones to file taxes subsequent 12 months.
In Taiwan, taxpayers have been in a position to pay their taxes by way of the cellular cost techniques — Taiwan Pay and ezPay — that are linked to many bank cost apps, since 2016.
Su stated the transfer to launch a tax submitting service utilizing smartphones is predicted to be extra handy for taxpayers and assist the federal government ship on its promise to supply extra complete e-taxation companies.
“All it’s important to is to faucet your smartphone,” Su stated.
Taxpayers utilizing telephones powered by Android or iOS working system shall be allowed to register for the brand new service, he added.