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Internal Revenue Service Representative to Visit Taiwan

On March 2 thru 5, 2004, a representative from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will visit Taiwan to provide information and assistance to taxpayers in preparing their 2003 federal tax returns or prior year returns.

In Taipei, the representative will be at the American Institute in Taiwan on Tuesday, March 2 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 3 from 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The service is free and is by appointment of 15 minutes each. Please send e-mail to or call 02-2162-2000 ext. 2306 to arrange an appointment.

In Kaohsiung, the representative will be at the American Institute in Taiwan from Thursday, March 4 thru Friday, March 5 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The service is free and is on a first come first serve basis.

Anyone seeking information or guidance in preparing U.S. tax returns is encouraged to make an appointment and visit the American Citizen Services Office, AIT Taipei, at the following addresses: No. 7, Lane 134, Hsin Yi Road, Sec. 3, (tel.: 02-2162-2000 ext. 2306); or the American Citizen Services Office, AIT Kaohsiung, 5F, No. 2, Chung Cheng 3rd Road, (tel.: 07-238-7744, ext. 615 or 630).

The American Institute in Taiwan has limited copies of the most frequently used U.S. tax forms. You may pick them up at AIT's Taipei office Monday through Friday, 8:00 to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or AIT's Kaohsiung office Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 11:30. (Please note: Both offices are closed on U.S. and Taiwan holidays. The Taipei office is also closed to the public the first business day of each month.) . For even faster service, you can obtain tax forms and general information directly by fax. Call IRS, Tokyo, at 81-3-3224-5465 from a telephone connected to your fax machine. You will receive instructions on how to use the system. Many forms are available directly from the IRS website at .

The 2003 U.S. Treasury reporting rate of exchange for Taiwan is NT$34.238 = US $1.00

Information for overseas U.S. taxpayers can also be obtained by calling an IRS hot line in the U.S. at 202-874-1460 or 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). The IRS Internet web site is: . IRS tax forms and publications can be downloaded from the IRS web site. Additionally, the Regional IRS Office in Tokyo can be contacted either by e-mail at: or by phone at: 813-3224-5466.