Internal Revenue Service Representative to Visit Taiwan
In Taipei, the representative will be at the American Institute in Taiwan from Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15 (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.). 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 Monday, March 19 (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.). 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 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 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or AIT's Kaohsiung office Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (closed U.S. and Taiwan holidays). 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.
Also, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant will be available at Taipei American School (800 Chung Shan N. Road, Sec. 6, Tien Mu) to aid in the preparation of income tax returns on the following dates:
March 10 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
March 17 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
March 31 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
April 7 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
April 14 (Saturday - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Please note that there will be no service on Saturday, March 24.
The 2000 U.S. Treasury reporting rate of exchange for Taiwan is NT$ 31.38 = 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: email@example.com or by phone at: 813-3224-5466.