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About the Land Value Increment Tax

The land value increment tax was designed to impose a heavy burden on the natural incremental value of land for the purpose of curbing speculation and monopolies in land It is based on a concept contained in the theoretical framework of "Equalization of land Rights" advocated by Dr.Sun Yat-Sen, the founding father of the ROC. The said theory contends that the natural value increment of land is attributable to social development rather than the result of labor or capital investment and, therefore, it should be shared by the general public through the mechanism of the land value increment tax. From this, it is clear that the land value increment tax of our country is not an ordinary tax but a tax with the specific purpose to meet the specific need of a particular period. In other countries it is collected either as a capital gains tax or as regular income tax. However, in our country, it is labelled as a land value increment tax with the following particulars:

Tax Scope

Land value increment tax is collected on the total incremental value at the time of the transfer of the title of land which has previously been set at a certain value. For land That has a Dien Right establishes, the original land owner (or the Dien Right assignor) must make prepayment of land value increment tax and the said tax paid is refunded without interest when be redeems the land.

Taxpayers

The taxpayers of land value increment tax are as follows:

  1. For land transferred with compensation, the original title owner.
  2. For land transferred without compensation, the acquired title owner.
  3. For land with a Dien Right established, The Dien Right assignor. In the above provisions, "transfer with compensation" means sale-purchase, exchange, government acquisition or requisition at value.

The Basic for Land Value

In terns of its nature, the land value increment tax is a form of income tax and thus, in principle, costs and fees should be deducted to get the net taxable amount. For the convenience of the taxpayer in their declaration of present value of the land being transferred, and for the purpose of minimizing harassment when the collection authority reviews the present declared value, the government announces a present value once a year to be used as the standard present value of transfer for declaration and review. The calculation of the incremental value differs according to these categories; regular land, government acquired land and land auctioned by the courts of law. Their respective details are as follows:

  1. Regular land
    For the transfer of regular land, the government-announced present value at the time the owner-taxpayer makes the transfer declaration or the Dien declaration shall be used in the calculation of the total value increment of the land in question. But in case the declared actual transfer value of land exceeds the announced present value, the declared transfer value shall be used as the basic of calculation.
  2. Government acquired purchased land
    For land acquired or purchased at a value approved by the county (or city) government, the basic of calculation shall be the lower of the price actually paid by the government or the government-announced value at the date of acquisition.
  3. Court auctioned land
    For land auctioned through the courts of law, the basic of calculation shall be the lower of the actual auctioned price or the government-announced value at the date of the auction.

Deduction of the Increment Amount

To get the net increment value, the following itemized amounts shall be deducted from the respective aforementioned calculation and the balance shall be the net increment amount.

Where there is no transfer after the first governmental decree of specific land value, this original decreed value shall be deducted.

Where the land has been transferred after the first governmental decree of specific land value, the assessed present value at the payment of land value increment tax for the last transfer shall be deducted.

The total expense paid by the title owner for improvement of the land, including fees paid for public construction and fees paid for the land consolidation, and the announced present value of donated land at donation, if the land was donated without compensation due to change in land zones which required changes in the percentage of land to be used for public facilities, if any, shall be deducted.

During the period of the ownership of the land in question, any supplemental payment of land value tax paid, consequential to reassessment of the land value, pro rated to the part of the land being transferred, shall be deducted from the land value increment tax payable, shall be deducted from the land value increment tax payable, but the total deduction of this item shall be limited to 5% of the land value increment tax payable for an instant land transfer.

When calculating the net incremental value of land, in addition to the deduction's in items (b), (c) above, any change in general consumer prices shall be taken into account and adjusted by the consumer price index announced by the government to derive the net land incremental amount. The formula for the calculation of the natural value increment of the land is as follows

Rate Chart For Small Passenger Vehicles

Cylinder Displacement
(Cubic Centimeters)

Annual Fee (NT$)
For Small Passcnger Vehicles
(seating 9 or fewer)

Private

Commercia

500 and below

1,620

900

501-600

2,160

1,260

601-1200

4,320

2,160

1201-1800

7,120

3,060

1801-2400

11,230

6,480

2401-3000

15,210

9,900

3001-4200

28,220

16,380

4200-5400

46,170

24,300

5401-6600

69,690

33,660

6601-7800

117,000

44,460

7801 and above

151,200

56,700

Rate Chart For Motorcycles

Cylinder Displacement
(Cubic Centimeters)

Annual Fee (NT$)
For Motorcycles

150 and below

0

151-250

1,650

251-500

5,400

501-600

10,080

601 and above

23,040

Cylinder Displacement
(Cubic Centimeters)

Annual Fee (NT$)
for Large passenger Vehicles
(seating 10 or more)

Trucks

500and below

-

900

501-600

1,080

1,080

601-1,200

1,800

1,800

1,201-1,800

2,700

2,700

1801-2400

3,600

3,600

2401-3000

4,500

4,500

3001-3600

5,400

5,400

3601-4200

6,300

6,300

4201-4800

7,200

7,200

4801-5400

8,100

8,100

5401-6000

9,000

9,000

6001-6600

9,900

9,900

6601-7200

10,800

10,800

7201-7800

11,700

11,700

7801-8400

12,600

12,600

8401-9000

13,500

13,500

9001-9600

14,400

14,400

9601-10200

15,300

15,300

10201 and above

16,200

16,200

Note: The tractor portion of tractor trailer trucks is taxed at a rate 30% higher   than that for a comparable-sized truck.

Head/Branch

Telephone/Fax Number

Free-Charge Service
Telephone Number

head office

Telephone:(05)5323941(20extension)
Fax:(05) 5349419

0800-556969

Huwei Branch Office

Telephone:(05)6338940-6
Fax:(05)6331442

0800-566969

Beigang Branch Office

Telephone:(05)7836146-9
Fax:(05)7825112

0800-786969