To encourage the public in purchasing energy-efficient appliances, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) will refund commodity tax of up to NT$2,000 between June 15, 2019 and June 14, 2021, if you purchase energy-saving appliances, without reselling, returning or exchanging the product. The purchased appliances, including refrigerator, heater, air conditioner, dehumidifier, have to meet energy-saving standards set by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
As of Aug. 11, nearly two months after the policy was implemented, 194,000 appliances have already obtained a tax refund, adding up to a total of NT$325 million in refunds, according to the ministry.
Lee Ching-hua (李慶華), the director-general of Taxation Administration, said on Aug. 16 that buyers can apply for a refund by filling out an application form available online and bring that along with other requested documentation to the National Taxation Bureau.
It is also possible to apply by sending the documents to the Bureau via post. Application is only allowed if the purchase was made less than 6 months ago. As long as the application is approved, applicants would receive the refund within one or two months.