Tax Filing Postponed to End of June Due to Treatment and Quarantine 因疫治療.隔離.檢疫無法報稅 展延至6月底

The Ministry of Finance announced a deadline extension for those who have difficulties filing taxes in time due to COVID-19 treatment or quarantine. Numerous legislators, however, suggest that the policy should be made applicable to all taxpayers.


Many have begun rounding up their documents to prepare for the May tax season, and tax filing has become even more of a headache for some this year due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Finance, therefore, has decided that if people are unable to finish filing taxes at the end of May due to COVID-19 treatment or quarantine, including income and business tax or real estate taxes, the filing deadline can be extended to June 30. 

Lai Shyh-bao, Legislator (KMT): “Why don't you just extend it all to June? It has happened before!”
Su Jain-rong, Finance Minister: “Whether the deadline extension should be applied to all depends on the COVID-19 situation. Yes, I said just now we would first observe the COVID-19 situation and then do a comprehensive review.”
 
Kuo Kuo-wen, Legislator (DPP): “I think postponing filing taxes for some is in line with your policy objective as it categorized taxpayers into different groups.”
Su Jain-rong, Finance Minister: “However, what if there will be more and more people affected by COVID-19? Under the circumstances, we should take that into consideration in future assessments.”
 
Numerous legislators from both ruling and opposition parties suggest that the deadline extension policy should be applicable to all citizens as people confirmed or quarantined will only keep increasing. Finance Minister Su Jain-rong notes that there will be gradual adjustment pursuant to the COVID-19 situation. In addition, with respect to the recent plunge of TAIEX, Su responds that the National Financial Stabilization Fund is currently scrutinizing Taiwan stock trends.

Su Jain-rong, Finance Minister: “I have already asked the relevant colleagues at the National Financial Stabilization Fund to closely observe the overall trends of Taiwan stock. If necessary, I would convene an emergency National Financial Stabilization Fund Committee to decide the next steps.”

Due to the rise in the Fed rate, coupled with the Ukraine-Russia war, the Taiwan stock market is heavily affected. Will the National Financial Stabilization Fund step in to stabilize? Su emphasized that if necessary depending on the situation, he will decide whether to convene an emergency meeting and discuss whether the Fund will step in to maintain financial market stability. 

 

 

 

趕到國稅局繳交資料,5月開始,報稅季又來了。只不過,考量疫情延燒,財政部拍板,民眾如果因為疫情接受治療、隔離或是檢疫,無法在5月底期限內,完成報稅,包括綜合所得稅、營利事業所得稅和房屋稅,申報期限都可以展延到6月30日。

國民黨立委賴士葆質詢時表示:「你為什麼不一口氣就全部延到6月,我們也做過這個事啊!」財政部長蘇建榮則說:「通案式的,就我們會看疫情的一個情況,我剛剛講過看疫情的情況,那我們做通盤性的檢討。」

民進黨立委郭國文指出:「你延繳報稅,符合你這個政策目標啊。」蘇建榮回應:「就等於是分流,我們可能受影響的人數會增加,所以在這種情況下,我們會把這個納入考量,未來會評估。」

只有特定民眾,可以展延報稅,引發朝野立委質疑,確診隔離人數越來越多,申報展延對象,應該擴及全體國人。蘇建榮表示,近期會看疫情發展,做滾動式調整,另外,面對台股持續震盪下挫,蘇建榮則回應,已經交代國安基金,緊盯台股走勢。

蘇建榮指出:「我今天早上已經交代,國安基金相關幕僚同仁,密切注意到整個台股的動向,如果真的有必要的時候,我們也會召開臨時的國安基金管理委員會來決定。」

因為美國升息,加上烏俄戰爭持續,衝擊台灣股市,但蘇建榮也強調,國安基金是否會護盤,必要時會視情況決定是否召開臨時會,討論是否進場,維持金融市場穩定。

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