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Taipei City Government established ‘Taipei Municipal Self-Government Ordinance for Industrial Development’, it provides grants for SMEs. SMEs are qualify to apply for subsidies as long as the company is located in Taipei City with new investment project which is innovative or has character or potential, there are no limitations of capital or industrial field. It provides subsidies of Job Training Programs; New hired employee’s payroll; Annual housing tax & land-value tax; Rental Subsidy for providing for the assets located within the city; Interest payments ; City-owned real estate…etc. total subsidized amount can be up to 50 million NT dollars. In order to encourage technology development, Taipei City is the first city government who provides R&D subsidies which can be up to 5 million NT dollars. Moreover, it also provides up to 5 million NT dollars for Brands establishment; up to 3 million NT dollars for incubation; up to 1 million NT dollars for new startups. Furthermore, it also has subsidies for those competitive industries to develop key industries. For all kinds of subsidies, investors can download the application forms and other details at following website: https://www.industry-incentive.taipei Or at Project Office of Subsidies & Incentives For Taipei Industry (1F.,North Wing,No.1,City Hall Rd.,Xinyi Dist.,Taipei City 11008,Taiwan,R.O.C.) to have one-stop service which includes, consulting, proposal writing direction and application filing.
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close Taipei Municipal Self-Government Ordinance for Industrial Development

Taipei Municipal Self-Government Ordinance for Industrial Development (臺北市產業發展自治條例) is written in Chinese language. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese version and any translation thereof the Chinese text shall govern.

  • Chapter One General Provisions
    Article I This Self-Government Ordinance is hereby duly enacted by Taipei City (hereinafter referred to as “the City”) in an effort to boost industrial development, encourage innovation and investment, support small and medium enterprises, and enhance industrial competitiveness.
    Article II The competent authority in charge of this Self-Government Ordinance is the Taipei City Government (hereinafter referred to as “the City Government”). The Taipei City Department of Economic Development shall be in charge of enforcement.
    Article III The terms specified in this Self-Government Ordinance are defined as follows:
    1. “Investor” refers to a company, or a small or medium enterprise.
    2. “Small and medium enterprise” refers to a small or medium enterprise as defined by the Standards for Identifying Small and Medium Enterprises.
    3. “Company” refers to a corporate entity incorporated in Taipei City in accordance with the Company Act also foreign companies which are registered and located within Taipei City.
    4. “Industry” refers to agriculture, industry, commerce, and the service sector.
    5. Other organization or institution or cooperation: except for investors, other according to related law in Taiwan registered school, institution, cooperation or foundation constituted as a juristic person whose major office is in Taipei.
  • Chapter Two Incentives and Subsidies
    Article IV Incentives are available, on application, for new investment or each time capital increase for the expansion of a small and medium enterprise meeting one of the following conditions:
    1. With an investment of NT$1 million or above directly related to facilities or technologies for innovation, or improvement of management or services.
    2. Investment project deemed, on review, to be innovative, or to have character or potential for development.
    Article V Incentives are available, on application, when the actual capital is NT$80 million and above for companies with new spinoffs or for each time capital increase, and when the investment is made in one of the following industries:
    1. Recreation and Tourism
    2. Biotechnology
    3. Information Services
    4. Telecommunications
    5. Cultural Creative
    6. Health Care
    7. Sports and Leisure
    8. Convention and Exhibition
    9. Renewable Energy
    10. Other industries promoted and supported by the City Government
    Article VI Investors satisfying the requirements stipulated in Article IV or Article V are entitled to apply to the Taipei City Government for provision of job training programs and new hired employees’ payroll but each investment can only apply for one time.
    Taipei City may provide investor subsidies up to 50% of the education and training costs, and the maximum amount of the subsidy is NT$800,000. However, the job training subsidy may be increased to a maximum of NT$1 million for enterprises, with reference letters from public job-placement agencies, which have hired middle-aged jobless workers up to 1% of their total workforce.
    Taipei City may provide new hired employee’s payroll subsidy if it’s related to the new investment also the new employee must be Taipei citizen. In addition, the amount of subsidy is up to NT$ 10,000 per month and the duration is up to 1 year, the total amount of this subsidy shall not exceed NT$5,000,000.
    Job training program and job training program subsidy can only be alternative.
    Article VII Investors meeting the requirements specified in Article IV or Article V may apply to the City Government for a subsidy of annual housing tax, land-value tax, and rental subsidy. The subsidies above shall be limited to one per project.
    The housing tax, land-value tax subsidy may be provided for the investment project which has purchased or newly constructed real property within the city. Taipei City may provide full subsidy for the first two years and 50%subsidy for the following three years depending on the amount of investment. The maximum amount of this subsidy is NT$50million.
    The rental subsidy may be provided for renting private property within Taipei city also it’s directly use for the investment project. The amount of this subsidy depends on the investment amount and the rental price on market. The subsidy is up to 50% of the rental costs, duration up to five years and totally under NT $5,000,000.
    Article VIII Investors meeting the requirements specified in Article IV or Article V may apply to the City Government for help obtaining, a low-interest loan from a financial institution. The City Government may offer subsidies for interest payments for two years, up to 2.5 percentage points of the annual interest.
    The subsidy in the preceding paragraph shall be limited to one per project, up to NT$50 million.
    Article IX Where an Investor meets the requirements specified in Article IV or Article V, who has to use City-owned real estate for investment purposes, the City Government may lease out such property or sell superficies rights via open tender. In any of the situations below, the City Government may grant the leasehold directly:
    1. Where the City-owned land is less than 500 square meters in area and there is no other City-owned land available for consolidated use.
    2. Where the City-owned building is less than 1,000 square meters in floor space and where the building lot is less than 500 square meters in size.
    In case of leasehold or sale of superficies rights mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the City Government may grant the following preferential treatment:
    A.Leasehold:
    1. The term of the lease shall not exceed a maximum of fifty years. In the event that the lease exceeds five years, the lease agreement shall be duly notarized; the notary fees incurred thereby shall be borne by the lessee.
    2. In the event that the Investor leases the land from the City Government to construct a building, the rent is exempted during the construction period; after the usage license is obtained, half rent is charged for two to five years. In case of leasehold of an existing building from the City Government, the rent is halved for two to five years.
    B.Establishment of superficies rights:
    1. Duration of superficies rights shall be limited to fifty years.
    2. Royalty for superficies rights may be equally proportioned by years. The period of proportioning may be up to five years’ maximum.
    3. Rent is exempted during the construction period, and after the usage license is obtained, half rent is charged for two to five years.
    Article X To encourage industrial innovation and research and development, the City Government offers, on application, subsidies to investors for develop new technology, innovative service model or brands establishment.
    The subsidy in the preceding paragraph shall be limited to one per project, the total amount not to exceed 50% of the overall project budget, up to NT$5 million.
    Article X-I In order to stimulate industrial cluster, investors and other organization or institution or cooperation could apply for subsidies if it’s related to innovative nurture and incubator.
    The subsidy in the preceding paragraph shall be limited to one per project, the total amount not to exceed NT$3 million.
    Article X-II In order to motivate entrepreneur to start business, investor could apply for subsidies if it’s innovative, creative or having potential.
    The subsidy in the preceding paragraph shall be limited to one per project, the total amount not to exceed 50% of the overall project budget, up to NT$1 million.
    Article XI In the event that an identical incentive or subsidy has been granted by another government entity, the Investor shall not be allowed to apply for such incentive or subsidy in accordance with this Self-Government Ordinance.
    Article XII Investors applying for incentives under Article VI to Article IX of this Self-Government Ordinance must file an application within one year starting from the day after a change of registration for new investment or capital increase.Investors applying for incentives under Article X-II must file an application within one year starting from the day after registered a new company.
    Investors applying for subsidies under Article X-I must file an application within six months till one day preceding implementation of the project.
    Article XIII The City Government accepts applications for incentives or subsidies in accordance with this Self-Government Ordinance at regular intervals. When the combined amount of all applications exceeds the current budget, incentives and subsidies for small and medium enterprises shall be prioritized.
    Article XIV The funds required for incentives and subsidies under this Self-Government Ordinance shall come from the Industrial Development Fund established by the City Government.
    The ordinance governing revenues and expenditures, custody, and utilization of the Industrial Development Fund mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall be separately enacted.
  • Chapter Three Guidance and Management
    Article XV The City Government may do the following in an effort to boost industrial innovation and value-adding:
    1. Provide technological and financing guidance.
    2. Help with product design, brand development and marketing.
    3. Provide development and training for human resources.
    4. Encourage exchange and cooperation between start-ups and venture capitalists.
    5. Set up a mechanism to encourage collaboration and interchange among industries, schools and research institutions.
    6. Implement other measures to boost industrial innovation and value-adding.
    Article XVI To address the need for industrial development, the City Government may map out and designate industrial areas or parks for science and technology and relevant industries, and develop such industrial areas preferentially.
    For industries located in the industrial areas or parks mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the City Government may establish competent entities and enact ordinances and regulations pertinent to sound guidance and management.
    Article XVII The City Government shall review industrial land and use-effectiveness of such land and adjust relevant control specifications as needed to promote and rejuvenate such properties.
    Article XVIII Where the land required by an Investor meeting the requirements set forth in Article IV or Article V is not owned by the City Government, the City Government may assist in obtaining such land within the scope permitted by law
    Article XIX The City Government shall survey current industrial and economic conditions and trends and promulgate the results.
    Business principals and relevant personnel shall not evade, obstruct, or refuse such a survey without justification.
    Article XX In the event that an incentive or subsidy already approved in accordance with this Self-Government Ordinance proves to have violated Article 119 of the Administrative Procedure Act, or any other laws or ordinances, the incentive or subsidy already approved shall be officially documented and withdrawn, with interest accrued. In the event that the Investor fails to repay within the time limit specified in the notice, such Investor shall be referred to the compulsory enforcement authority.
    Article XXI In case of violation of Article XIX, Paragraph II, the principal or actor of that enterprise shall be subject to a fine ranging from NT$10,000 to NT$30,000, and may be subject to repeated penalty for subsequent offenses.
  • Chapter Four Bylaws
    Article XXII The City Government shall establish a Review and Evaluation Committee to review and evaluate incentive and subsidy applications under this Self-Government Ordinance. The Guidelines for Establishment of such a Committee shall be promulgated by the City Government.
    Article XXIII For application for incentives or subsidies under this Self-Government ordinance, the City Government shall prescribe the required documents, review and approval procedures, and other relevant items.
    Article XXIV To address issues under this Self-Government Ordinance, the City Government may establish a one-stop service counter to do the following:
    1. Provide and answer legal questions consultation services.
    2. Accept applications for incentives or subsidies.
    3. Help Investors overcome obstacles to investment.
    Article XXV This Self-Government Ordinance comes into effect upon the date of promulgation.
close Regulations of Subsidies & Incentives for Taipei Industry

Regulations of Subsidies & Incentives for Taipei Industry (臺北市產業發展獎勵補助辦法) is written in Chinese language. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese version and any translation thereof the Chinese text shall govern.

Article I This Measure is adopted and promulgated by virtue of the power conferred by Article 23 of the Taipei Municipal Self-Government Ordinance for Industrial Development (hereafter “The Ordinance”).
Article II Taipei City government is the competent authority when this Measure is adopted and further commissions the Department of Economic Development of the Taipei City Government (hereafter “DOED”) to implement this Measure.
Article III The amount of incentives and subsidies under The Ordinance hereof, the period when applications are accepted, and the amount of government funding for this subsidy program for each year are to be announced by DOED.
Article IV Pursuant to article 6 to article 9 of The Ordinance, applicants seeking subsidy or other benefits under The Ordinance shall prepare the following documents and duly file before DOED :
  1. Complete application form,
  2. Business plan for new investments,
  3. Business Issuance Registration Certificate or Capital Increase Certificate,
  4. Uniform invoice or other documentary proof of new equipment purchase or technology transfer ,
  5. The financial statements for the three most recent years certified by a certified public accountant(for companies established less than three years, all certified financial statements since the establishment shall be provided; for small and medium enterprises, financial statements compiled based on source documents approved by tax collection authorities may be provided as an alternative),
  6. Business profit tax return and Annual Income Tax Return Forms for the most recent year(for companies established less than one year, requirement for submitting Annual Income Tax Return Forms may be waived),
  7. Documents demonstrating applicant does not have overdue taxes and fines issued by the National Taxation Bureau of the Republic of China (Taiwan),
  8. Documentary proof of authenticity of items submitted hereunder for application of subsidies, and
  9. Other Documents required by DOED.
Article V Pursuant to article X of The Ordinance, qualified applicants shall prepare the following application documents and duly file before DOED:
  1. Complete application form,
  2. Research and development plan,
  3. Business Issuance Registration Certificate or other Registration Certificate,
  4. Business profit tax return and Annual Income Tax Return Forms for the most recent year (For companies established less than one year, those documents are not required.)
  5. Documents demonstrating applicant does not have overdue taxes and fines.
  6. Documentary proof of provision of Labor Insurance Coverage for applicant’s employees,
  7. Other Documents required by DOED.
Article VI If the documents provided for applying subsidies pursuant to The Ordinance are incomplete or incorrect, DOED shall provide notice and set a deadline for the applicant to revise the documents. The DOED may reject the application if the incorrect or the incompleteness were not revised before the deadline.
Article VII Within 30 days after a complete application is filed, DOED shall review the application and present a preliminary examination opinion for Subsidy and Reward Review Committee’s review (“The Committee” hereafter). However, if the application is complicated, the deadline shall be extended for another 30 days. 
Applications with conditions above, the deadline shall be in effect after the documents are complete. 
For the applications approved by The Committee, DOED will send approval notice to the applicants.
Article VIII The Committee shall review applications filed according to Article VI to Article IX of The Ordinance and the following items are considered in its review:
  1. Financial stability of the applicants,
  2. Applicants’ future development,
  3. Feasibility of applicants’ business or investment plan,
  4. Creativity, character, or potential of the business plan,
  5. Possible contributions to industrial developments in Taipei City.
  6. Feasibility and reasonableness of the contents and subsidy items applied.
The Committee shall review the applications filed, according to Article X of The Ordinance, and consider the following items in its review:
  1. Applicants’ ability to create innovations,
  2. Novelty in the research and development plan,
  3. Feasibility of the research and development plan,
  4. Expected practical utility of the research and development plan,
  5. Possible contributions to industrial developments in Taipei City.
Article IX According to the Article VI to Article VIII of the Ordinance, applicants who were approved by DOED can claim expense within September 1th to October 31th of each year. As to the expense after this period could be claimed also on September 1th to October 31th next year. And the document required includes:
  1. Notice of Approval.
  2. Subsidy application form.
  3. Required Certificates or Receipts.
  4. Certificates or other documents relevant to subsidized items of the application
DOED shall provide fifty percent of the approved subsidy amount to the approved applicants according to Article X of The Ordinance. The remaining approved subsidy amount may be provided after the research and development result report is reviewed and approved by the DOED.
Applicant approved pursuant to previous paragraph should prepare following documents for DOED’s verification before receiving the aforementioned subsidies:
  1. Notice of Approval.
  2. Subsidy application form.
  3. Required Certificates or Receipts.
  4. Certificates or other documents relevant to subsidized items of the application.
According to paragraph 1 to paragraph 3, if the applicants’ documents were not complete, DOED shall notice the required documents and the deadline for applicants to revise. However, if the applicants were not revising the documents properly or within the deadline, DOED would not provide the subsidies.
Article X According to the Article VI to Article VIII of the Ordinance, applicants who were approved by DOED can claim expense within September 1th to October 31th of each year. As to the expense after this period could be claimed also on September 1th to October 31th next year. And the document required includes: 
During the execution of subsidized projects, the DOED could set up a deadline for applicants to improve the subsidized project, if the subsidized project were not execute properly, followed the approved plan/schedule or refused to review by DOED without reason.
Article XI According to the Ordinance, all the approved subsidies, bounties or preferential project have to illustrate the additional clause below:
DOED may repeal or claim back the whole or a part of the subsidy within the noticed deadline, if the projects or applicants have the situation below.
Furthermore, if applicants refuse to hand in the subsidies, will be process by administrative enforcement law:
  1. Implements the subsidized projects with limited success or having significant difference from the approved content.
  2. Cease implementing the subsidized projects without cause or substantially falls behind the schedule.
  3. The subsidized project doesn’t execute properly, follow the approved plan/schedule or refuse to review by DOED without reason, also doesn’t ameliorate after the DOED’s deadline.
  4. Expends the subsidies inconsistently of the approved content, provides false or inflated expenditure report, or not correct in time before the deadline in accordance with paragraph IV of Article IX of this Measure.
  5. Commits other serious or substantial violations of rule, code, regulations, or law.
Article XII DOED may define the forms used for furtherance of this measure
Article XIII These Regulations become effective since the date of promulgation
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