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wonderingjoesmith



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:12 am    Post subject: Teachers Day Cash Gift Taxed Reply with quote

On one hand, I feel great for the attention, respect and extra money, but on the other I am puzzled about the reasons for taxing it. Judging by my pay slip (salary deposited automatically), I can't tell what's legal or not, and this is my very first earned money in the country. The scanned emailed slip states that my utilities and food allowance are also taxed.

Have any of you received cash gifts and if so have they been taxed?

I guess I am hoping for some forums knowledge of local laws, practices too.
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kungfuman



Joined: 31 May 2012
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Location: In My Own Private Idaho

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I guess I am hoping for some forums knowledge of local laws, practices too.


no one knows the laws.

there is always the chance that your employer keeps the tax they take out of your salary.

Ask for OFFICIAL TAX RECEIPTS. and see what happens.
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chinadad



Joined: 29 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On one hand, I feel great for the attention, respect and extra money,

Don't think many FT's get anything through a feeling of respect from their employers - of course there could be exceptions, but I think most on the forums usually associate employers gifts with some kind of ulterior motive - maybe something they claim shows how good and caring an employer they are when things starts to grate between you and the school.
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johntpartee



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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no one knows the laws


Ain't that the truth.
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kimo50



Joined: 24 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Official Tax Receipts Reply with quote

I have asked several times for a payslip that details my gross salary, tax deductions etc. Each time there is a lame excuse why this cannot be provided. Can someone provide me the legal reference re: payslip requirement? thanks
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NoBillyNO



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try and find the tax office (local) to your area.. ask them by presenting your passport number.
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The Great Wall of Whiner



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cash gifts are illegal. So taxing them would be strange. Get a tax receipt as suggested.
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Zhejiang_Man



Joined: 23 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cash gifts are illegal.


So, I wonder what’s in the hundreds of millions of red envelopes that are exchanged each Spring Festival?
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