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Revenue Service Office Penghu County's picture     After WWII, this Office was named "Penghu County Tax Administration Bureau" in March 1946 according to the Organization Regulations of County/City Tax Administration Bureaus of Taiwan Province Government, under the direct supervision of the Financial Section of Penghu County Government and the Financial Department of Taiwan Province Government. In accordance to the regulations, this Tax Administration Bureau served the purpose of managing the tax levying business. In December 1946 the Penghu County Tax Collection Office expanded into Revenue Service Office Penghu County but remain under the jurisdiction of Penghu County Government. The sources of tax revenue in Penghu were limited as the industrial and commerce development were slow due to its unique geographical environment and location.

In 1949, the organization was downsized in order to reduce operating costs. The Revenue Service Office was abolished, and the Financial Section of Penghu County Government took over the tax levying business. Two branches were established under the purview of Financial Section, namely: 1.) Sub-section of Tax Affairs, which was responsible for national wide taxation matters; 2.) Sub-section of Tax Levying, which was in charged of the local taxation matters in Penghu County. However, under the orders of Taiwan Province Government, the present office was separated from the Financial Section of Penghu County Government on July 1, 1963 and began operation in the current location. Our office adopts the goal of "Fairness in Tax Levy and Quality Service".

Entrusted with the responsibility of tax assessment and collection by the country, we earnestly seek to be just in our taxation processes. In addition, our emphasis is also placed on delivering quality citizen services. We strive to serve our county people well, attending to their queries on taxation matters in the most courteous and tactful fashion. This has always been our motto and aspirations. When this Revenue Service Office was initially established, it had one Director, two rooms of secretary and accounting to handle general administrative affairs, and two sections for taxation affairs. The Section 1 was responsible for the collection of national and provincial taxes. The Section 2 was responsible for the collection of local tax. The Office planed 283 job positions. In July 1967, the Office was restructured to meet the county development. The restructuring resulted in six rooms of secretary, general affairs, information, accounting, personnel and security, and three sections of taxes collection with a total of 80 positions. Throughout the years of 1974, 1977, and 1978, there were a few downsizing exercises as a result of the central government's austerity drives. The job positions of this Office were reduced to 79 in July 1979. In addition to the collection of eleven local taxes, namely business tax, stamp tax, vehicle license tax, house tax, deed tax, land property tax, land value tax, land value increment tax, amusement tax, slaughtering tax, banquet tax, the office was also responsible for the levying of national taxes such as corporate income tax, personal income tax, commodity tax, estate tax, gift tax, securities exchange transaction tax. All in all, the Office had to handle the collection of seventeen national and local taxes. It was entrusted with great responsibilities for levying tax. In the process of unifying the taxation policy, the Amusement Tax Law was revised in June 1980. The banquet tax, which was a type of tax that can be easily evaded, was repealed. At the same time, according the amended Business Tax Law, the banquet tax was classified into the business tax. On 26 April 1987, the slaughter tax levied on the slaughter of pigs, cows and goats was repealed. As there were no longer a need for chop marks to be made on the meats for indication purposes. This was helpful for protecting the health of the consumers of these meats. The mandatory collection of land property tax before implementing the land value tax was suspended on 1 October 1987. (As there were no production of rice and wheat, the land property was only collected once a year). As the three types of taxes were repealed over time, there was a reduction on the types of tax to be collected. More specifically, it was reduced from the original sixteen types to thirteen types of taxes. However, as the economic activities prospered over the years (through the increases in numbers of business establishments, real estate development, land sales, and vehicles), there was also an increased need for stricter enforcement to curb the possibility of tax evasion. Extra workload was placed on the existing staff as a result of the increment in the collectable taxable income. Nevertheless, there was hardly any addition to the manpower headcount amidst all these development. From 1 September 1992, the central government revoked the originally entrusted national tax collection responsibility from the Taiwan Province Government. Three national tax administrations were established in the north, central and south regions of Taiwan province to administer the taxation responsibilities of national taxes. As a result, the levying business of five national taxes including the business income tax was transferred to the Penghu Branch of National Tax Administration of Southern Taiwan Province. There was a redeployment of employees following such shifts in operational responsibilities, resulting in a reduction of manpower from 79 to 60 in the Office. This is a major change in the history of the Office.

     The Office was originally organized in accordance with the Organization Regulations of County/City Tax Administration Bureaus of Taiwan Province Government. After province-downsizing, the Penghu County Revenue Service Office went under the purview of Penghu County Government on January 2000 and had its own organization regulations and structure in accordance with the Item 1, Article 8 of Penghu County Government Autonomy Regulation. The Office had four sections, namely Section of industrial-Commercial Tax, Section of Property Tax, Section of Consumption Tax, Section of Electronic Operations and four rooms of secretary, accounting, personnel and civil ethnic. The total manpower stood at sixty-one, including the newly installed Deputy Director. On 1 January 2003, there were more changes as the collection of business tax was placed under the purview of the National Tax Administration. As a result, the original 10 staffs who were responsible for the business tax collection were transferred to the Penghu Branch of National Tax Administration of Southern Taiwan Province. The Industrial-Commercial Tax Section which was in charged of business tax collection was repealed due to the changes in the regulations and duties. The organizational structure of Penghu County Revenue Service Office was then modified, comprising of three sections and four rooms. The major taxation duties of the Office were local taxation such as land value increment tax, land value tax, house tax, deed tax, vehicle license tax, amusement tax and stamps tax.In order to reveal the affiliation between Penghu County Government and this Revenue Service Office, we change the whole title to “Revenue Service Office Penghu County” on July 1, 2007. To associate with local government law as well as the amendment of the Penghu County government organization autonomous regulation on July 1, 2011, the current organization has been adjusted to 5 sections & 3 divisions. The number of official staff was reduced from 51 to 39.

     With all the changes made throughout the years, the current organizational structure stands as follows and is deemed as complete:
- One Director who is overall in charge of the operation of the Office.
- One Deputy Director and one secretary who support the Director in coordinating workflow in the office (the secretary is also heading the secretariat office concurrently),
- Three business sections namely Property Tax Section, Consumption Tax Section, Electronic Operations Section, and
- Four administrative units including Secretary Office, Accounting Office, Personnel Office and Government Ethnic Office.
Since July 1963, there has been were a total of fourteen directors appointed in the history of the Penghu County Revenue Service Office. They are Chiang Wen-hsuang, Hu Kuang-jui, Lo Wan-fu, Chang Ming-cy, Hsing Kung-yi, Hsu Chuan-fu, Chen Yu-chun, Lu Yi, Lo Shih-his, Li Chiu-te, Huang Hsien-ming, Chiang Chao-kou, Wang Chien-fa and Cheng Chi-yu. Under the leadership of these directors and the guidance of the Penghu County Government, it is evident that there were improvements in our department over the years. The positive work that we have produced is well acknowledged by the higher authority.

     Our office has the goal of "Fairness in Tax Levy and Quality Service". As we are entrusted with the responsibility of tax assessment by the country, we seek to be just in our taxation processes. In addition, our emphasis is also placed on delivering quality customer service. We strive to serve our county people well, attending to their queries on taxation matters in the most courteous and tactful fashion. We also establish the Taxation Promotion Team for the purpose of educating the public on the various taxation matters. The outreach program will be extended to the villages, schools, and military establishments when appropriate opportune arises. We hope that this move will remove the doubts in the minds of the residents and reduce the incidences of complaints while we carry out our work.

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Update: 2009-12-25
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Address: No.17, Jhihping Rd., Jhongsing Village, Magong City, Penghu County 88043, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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