Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation, cooperative, trust, religious organizations, and social groups
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Religion, others: social services, sports, academic & culture, and medical
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 31-60 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$0
According to individuals' experiences who have registered organizations at the Kaohsiung City Government, the average time established by law to register a PO could be shorter than 60 days if individuals are familiar with the government systems or know the relevant officials. Additionally, there is no cost for registering a PO at the Kaohsiung City Government.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government, local government
Individuals can choose to register an association or a foundation at the central Ministry of the Interior, or with local governments, such as the Taipei City Government. Additionally, a vocational organization can be registered at the Ministry of the Interior, the Council of Labor Affairs, or local governments.View the full Taiwan country report