Taxman cracks down on Uber Taiwan

Agents seize office equipment and bank account

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/15
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The taxman sent officials to the headquarters of Uber Taiwan

Uber supporters in Taiwan. (By Central News Agency)

Wednesday to seize office equipment and to the Deutsche Bank to freeze NT$11.84 million (US$383,000) in company savings over NT$51.24 million (US$1.66 million) in unpaid business taxes.

For years, the Taiwanese government and San Francisco, California-based ride-sharing app Uber Technologies Inc. have fought out a war, which escalated with the company announcing last month it was suspending services in the country amid the threat of higher fines through new legislation.

The National Taxation Bureau of Taipei accused the Taiwanese branch of the company of tax arrears dating from 2015, and put the matter into the hands of the Administrative Enforcement Agency of the Ministry of Justice, reports said.    [FULL  STORY]

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