National Taxation Bureau of Kaohsiung, Ministry of Finance explained that, to facilitate the filing of estate tax returns and expand the benefits of integrating interdisciplinary data, the ''estate tax returns calculation'' and ''filing period extension'' services will be offered to applications for inquiring about decedent's financial estates, if the estate tax case meets specific requirements, starting from January 1, 2022.
The Bureau explained that a single point of contact had been appointed by the national taxation bureau to provide information related to decedents' financial estates since September 1, 2021. To further upgrade administrative simplification and service facilitation measures, Ministry of Finance has promulgated ''Guidelines for Estate Tax Returns Calculation Services'' on December 20, 2021 and announced related tax returns calculation forms (hereinafter referred to as the calculation form). Taxpayers can file estate tax returns through the tax returns calculation service. The highlights thereof are as follows:
|Applicable targets||The taxpayer is the decedent's spouse or child who has a national ID number and has not waived the right of inheritance.|
|Applicability||1.The decedent is a citizen of the Republic of China (R.O.C) and resides in the R.O.C. continuously.
2.The gross state is below NT$30 million and the decedent does not have estates excluded from gross state.
3.Type of estates: The estates shall be limited to the scope of real property, deposit, wrap account, e-payment account, registered prepaid card, fund, listed, OTC and emerging stock securities, short-term bill, insurance and vehicle; shall meet with related requirements.
4.Deduction: The deduction shall be limited to that for surviving spouse, children and parents; disabled heirs; outstanding debts of the decedent before his/her death; lands reserved for public facilities; and funeral expenses. It is also a must to meet with related requirements.
|Application procedures||1.Application deadline: Within 6 months after the death of the decedent.
2.Application method: An online application can be made at ''eTax Portal, Ministry of Finance'' or at the counter of any national taxation bureau or municipal/local tax collection agency, together with the application for extending the filing period.
|Schedule check||Go to the ''Estate Tax Returns Calculation'' zone of ''The e-Filing and Tax Payment Service of the Ministry of Finance'' and submit your inquiry with the ''serial number of the application form'' and ''decedent's national ID number'' ; or go to the counter of any national taxation bureau.|
1. National taxation bureau will, within 30 working days upon acceptance of your application, produce the following calculation forms and, according to the selection of the applicant or the agent thereof, send calculation forms by registered mail or e-mail download notification.
|Filing confirmation||1.Online reply: Go to ''The e-Filing and Tax Payment Service of the Ministry of Finance'' to make online registration and reply confirmation
2.Written reply: Fill in the filing confirmation form and submit it to the national taxation bureau, in where decedent's domicile is located, at the counter or by mail; or go to the nearby national taxation bureau for a collection service.
The Bureau reminded that, if the applicant found any estates that are not listed on tax return calculation notification (ex., estates in overseas, borrowing other's name for real estate registration determined by the court judgement, bearer negotiable certificate of deposit and so on), noticed any matters that should be adjusted accordingly, or was not eligible for tax returns calculation services, should file the tax return by himself/herself before the filing deadline as prescribed by the regulations.
Contact: Miss Huang, Head of the Second Examination Division