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Taiwan’s New 18% tax for ESL teachers in Public Schools

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  • Damien
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    24 February, 2012 at 15:11
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    I’ve taught in many countries, and I’m especially sad that I have to leave Taiwan. I taught in China and South Korea, and I never wanted to return to teaching in Asia because of the lying and cheating of my employers. However, I was the English teacher and friend of Yani Tseng and Ella Chen. Yani is the #1 female golfer in the world (LPGA), and Ella is a singer (S.H.E.) and actress. They are both great people and they suggested that I go to their native country to teach.

    It has been a wonderful experience. The administration, teachers and students at my school have been like a Disney movie. (The recruitment agency Dewey, on the other hand, doesn’t offer much help).

    I’m leaving because of the national government just started taxing public school teachers 18% a month. The basic salary is around 65k NTD a month. Around 12k NTD of that will be deducted every month. You can make more teaching in a cram school, or better still, make more in S. Korea.
    I am returning to Europe to freelance. I can make my own schedule, make about the same wage without the high tax.

    Taiwan’s public school system will see the affect of this new tax in a year or two when the only certified (Education degree) teachers they have are inexperienced, or desparate.

    I’ve also taught ESL for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, Walt Disney World, Ringling Bros. Circus and Nike Summer Sports Camps.

    I don’t travel & teach for big paychecks, but I can’t stay here and be taxed like this.
    Damien Zellers

    banomcleod
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    29 August, 2012 at 17:26
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    Reply To: Taiwan’s New 18% tax for ESL teachers in Public Schools.

    iF YOU TEACH IN ITALY YOU ‘ LL BE TAXED A LOT MORE THAN THAT ….

    crinjah
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    13 December, 2014 at 1:02
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    Reply To: Taiwan’s New 18% tax for ESL teachers in Public Schools.

    Hey Damien, I am a Canadian in need of some advice. I was offered a contract by someone offering a job on craigslist Taiwan. The school is in Fengyuan, they seem small with a barely working website. The promised me lodging and 1000$ for my flight home. They only interviewed me on email, Although the guy seems nice, I am a little apprehensive. How much faith should I have. By the sound of your letter I assume you would say none, but I would like to hear your take on the matter. Thanks.

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