Internal Revenue Service Representative to Visit Taiwan
In Taipei, the representative will be at the American Institute in Taiwan from Tuesday, March 12 through Thursday, March 14 (8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:30). The service is free and is by appointments of 15 minutes each. Please call the American Citizen Services Office (02-2709-2000, ext. 2117) to arrange an appointment.
In Kaohsiung, the representative will be at the American Institute in Taiwan on Friday, March 15 (8:00 to 12:00). As in Taipei, the service is free and is by appointment. Please call the American Citizen Services Office (07-238-7744, ext. 15 or 30) to arrange an appointment.
Anyone seeking information or guidance in preparing U.S. tax returns is encouraged to make an appointment and visit the American Citizen Services Office, AIT Taipei at the following addresses: No. 7, Lane 134, Hsin Yi Road, Sec. 3, (tel.: 2784-2306); or the American Citizen Services Office, AIT Kaohsiung, 5F, No. 2, Chung Cheng 3rd Road, (tel.: 07-238-7744, ext. 15 or 30) during the above times.
AIT has copies of the most frequently used U.S. tax forms. You may pick them up at AIT’s Taipei office Monday through Friday, 8:00 to noon and from 1:30 to 3:30 or AIT’s Kaohsiung office Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 11:30. (Please note: Both offices are closed U.S. and Taiwan holidays. The Taipei office is also closed to the public the first business day of each month.) For even faster service, you can obtain tax forms and general information directly by fax. Call IRS, Tokyo, at 81-3-3224-5465 from a telephone connected to your fax machine. You will receive instructions on how to use the system. Many forms are available directly from the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov.
Also, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, will be available at Taipei American School (Admissions Office, 800 Chung Shan N. Road, Sec. 6, Tien Mu) to aid in the preparation of income tax returns on the following dates:
March 02 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
March 09 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
March 16 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
March 30 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
(Please note that there will be no service on Saturday, March 23.)
April 06 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
April 13 (Saturday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
The 2001 U.S. Treasury reporting rate of exchange for Taiwan is NT$33.8825 = US $1.00
Information for overseas U.S. taxpayers can also be obtained by calling an IRS hot line in the U.S. at 202-874-1460 or 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). The IRS Internet web site is: www.irs.gov. IRS tax forms and publications can be downloaded from the IRS web site. Additionally, the Regional IRS Office in Tokyo can be contacted either by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 813-3224-5466.