Investing Incentives for Strategic Industries

Strategic Industries
  • • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • • Green Energy Industry
  • • Quality Agriculture Industry
  • • Convention and Exhibition Industry
  • • Biotechnology Industry
  • • Healthcare Industry
  • • Tourism and Leisure Industry
  • • International Logistics Industry
  • • Ocean Yacht Industry
  • • Smart Electronics Industry
  • • Information and Communication Technology Industry
  • • High-Value-Added Metal Products Manufacturing Industry
  • • Other Government Promoting Industry
Qualified Applicant
The applicant shall invest at least NT $ 30 million or hire at least 30 local labors in current or previous years, 12 consecutive months. In addition, it has to follow circumstances below:
  • 1. Company should be registered in Kaohsiung City
  • 2. In order to be approved for the establishment of branch offices or research and development center, the company has to be listed on the TSE(Taiwan Stock Exchange) or OTC (over-the-counter)
Subsidy Category Content
Financing Interest Subsidy The maximum subsidy is NT $ 1.5 million per year and limited to 5 years with an annual interest rate below 1.5%.But when the actual financing rate is lower than the approved subsidy rate, it should be calculated according to actual financing rate.
Property Lease Subsidy Applicants who rent house or land in Kaohsiung City and provide investment plans can be subsidized up to NT $ 0.4 million per year limited to 5 years and no more than 50% of the total lease.
Housing Tax Subsidy Applicants who purchase or newly build the house in Kaohsiung City and provide the house for use of investment plans can be subsidized up to NT $ 0.4 million per year limited to 5 years and no more than 50% of the total tax.
Salary Subsidies for New Employees

(1) The applicant will receive at most NT $5,000 per month for hiring a new employee, the period is up to 12 months, and the maximum of 30 employees may be subsidized in each investment plan.

(2) The applicant must hire new employees 1 year before or 1 year after the application and maintain employment for at least one year.

(3) 80% of the total new employees must be local Kaohsiung workers. The so-called local Kaohsiung workers mean the labor has been registered in Kaohsiung City for over one year since hiring or a year after the recruitment

Subsidies for Labor Vocational Training Expenses Applicants who carry out labor vocational training in Kaohsiung City can be subsidized up to NT $ 0.3 million in total and limited to 5 years and no more than 50% of the total training expenses.

Investing Incentives for Key Industries

Key Industries
  • • Cultural & Creative industries
    • -Music & Art
    • -Craft
    • -Movie
    • -Broadcasting &Television -Publishing industry
    • -Advertising industry
    • -Product design
    • -Visual Art Design
    • -Brand design
    • -Digital content
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  • • Biotechnology industries
    • -Biomedical
    • -Medical devices
  • • Targeted Industry in the Free Economic Pilot Zone.
  • • Smart Electronics &Information and Communication Technology(ICT) industry
    • - ICT telecom software services and design
    • - Internet applications and E-Commerce industry
    • - Digital Convergence Industry
  • • Companies identified as strategic industries, provide opportunities for creating jobs, have economic scale, relevance, and development potential that have been approved by the Committee
Qualified Applicant
The applicant shall invest at least NT $ 10 million or hire at least 10 local labors in current or previous years, 12 consecutive months. In addition, it has to follow circumstances below:

1. Company should be registered in Kaohsiung City

2. In order to be approved for the establishment of branch offices or research and development center, the company has to be listed on the TSE(Taiwan Stock Exchange) or OTC (over-the-counter)

Subsidy Category Content
Financing Interest Subsidy The maximum subsidy is NT $ 6 million per year and limited to 5 years with an annual interest rate below 1.5%.But when the actual financing rate is lower than the approved subsidy rate, it should be calculated according to actual financing rate.
Property Lease Subsidy Same with strategic industry’s subsidy
Housing Tax Subsidy Same with strategic industry’s subsidy
Salary Subsidies for New Employees

(1) The applicant will received at most 30% of each new employee's salary, which the maximum subsidy amount is NT $10,000 per month, the period is up to 12 months; and the maximum of 200 employees may be subsidized in each investment plan.

(2) The applicant must hire new employees 1 year before or 5 year after the application and maintain employment for at least one year.

(3) 80% of the total new employees must be local Kaohsiung workers. The so-called local Kaohsiung workers mean the labor has been registered in Kaohsiung City for over one year since hiring or a year after the recruitment.

Subsidies for Labor Vocational Training Expenses Same with strategic industry’s subsidy

Corporate Headquarters Incentives

Qualified Applicant
Corporate Headquarters approved by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, ROC move to Kaohsiung City 1 year before or 1 year after the application.
Subsidy Category Content
Financing Interest Subsidy Same with key industry’s subsidy
Property Lease Subsidy Same with strategic/key industry’s subsidy
Housing Tax Subsidy Same with strategic/key industry’s subsidy
Salary Subsidies for New Employees Same with key industry’s subsidy
Subsidies for Labor Vocational Training Expenses Same with strategic/key industry’s subsidy

Research and Development Incentives

Qualified Applicant

(1) Company implementation of related technology development or innovation Services in Kaohsiung City.

(2) Win incentives or subsidies for R & D plan approved by the central government.

(3) Total funding of the plan for strategic Industries is over NT $ 30 million;Total funding of the plan for key Industries is over NT$ 5 million.

(4) Company should apply for R & D Incentive within six months after the central government’s approval.

Content

(1) The incentive amount for R & D plan is limited to 20% of the central government incentive grants

(2) The highest incentive amount is no more than NT $ 10 million.

(3) City incentive amount with the central government incentive grants shall not exceed 50% of the total funding of the plan.