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by Susan Wu Reporting from Hungary

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Susan Wu from Prague, the Czech Republic

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Taipei, December 19, 2017

In the recession, we have surplus tax every year. Many tax victims are desperate because of the illegal tax bills from the Taxation Bureau. One after another, they come to join the Taxation Transparency Movement advocated by Tax and Legal Reform League.

On the evening of December 18, the movement made a first ending with the loud voice of protest. And next came again the activity of Unfair Tax and Sleeping at the Boulevard, which was launched on December 19 last year.

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Taipei, December 19, 2017

According to the Ministry of Justice, in 2016, there were 8.09 million cases of owing taxes or dues pending for compulsory enforcement with the decreasing population and lower wages of Taiwan. Ms. Chang, Wen-Chung, from Tainan, and her husband, Mr. Fu, Mao-Shun take 3 kids without any hesitation of facing difficulties. Mr. Fu said that he has worked for his company for 10 years and still gets the same amount of salary. Moreover, the Individual Income Tax has become higher and there are more and more illegal taxes being issued.

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Taipei, December 19, 2017

(top) On December 19th, An anti-illegal tax bill motorcycle marching riders gather in front of the President’s Hall regardless the chilling and humid weather asking for the present government to give positive respond to the asking for the taxation human rights, and fix the terrible tax chaos.

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Taipei, December 18, 2007

“Safeguard our future. No one is an outsider in the matter of taxation!” The Tax and Legal Reform Leagues holds the “Movement to stop the evil hands that manipulate Taiwan’s finance and taxation” gathering more than tens of thousands of people attend at the Ketagalan Boulevard on December 18 and 19.

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Taipei, December 18, 2017

On the evening of December 18, Tax and Legal Reform League launched a movement to stop the evil hands that manipulate Taiwan's finance and taxation at Ketagalan Boulevard, Taipei. Chilling cold and drizzle cannot stop people's eagerness for tax and legal reform. The boulevard is full of tens of thousands of people, including tax and legal experts, tax victims, young people, etc.

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Taipei, December 19, 2017

The War Against Illegal Tax Bills, Tens of Thousands of People fight for Taxpayer’s Human Rights

Over the last few years, officers of Taiwan’s National Taxation Bureau abuse their powers to over collect tax and increase tax revenues more than 500 million New Taiwan Dollars. Nearly 9 out of every 10 households pay their tax in arrears and are to take compulsory enforcement measures. It’s not Taiwan’s taxpayers tent to in arrears on tax, but tax officials don’t respect taxpayer’s rights when enforcing in law.

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by Hwang Hsiao Ron/Lucknow, India

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