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Taipei City Subsidizes Energy-Saving Fridges and Air Conditioners

Green Refunds up to TWD 15,000 per Household
*Applications are now open for energy-saving household appliance replacement subsidies. Simply go the Taipei City Government’s (TCG) Department of Economic Development (DOED) Chinese-language website > Services > Public Matters > Downloads > Download the form (Word), or go directly to https://bit.ly/2U5V91i to download the form. Complete, print, sign, and send the form by registered mail to: Taipei City Government, Department of Economic Development, Northwest Wing 5F, No. 1, Shifu Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City 11008.
Please enclose the following documents with the form: 1. statement of receipt of goods and affidavit; 2. photos of before and after the replacement; 3. copy of front and reverse of ROC ID card; 4. copy of invoice stating make and model; 5. copy of warranty; 6. original third slip of recycling slips; 7. copy of non-commercial entity electricity bill; 8. copy of energy efficiency grade label; 9. copy of the cover of applicant’s bankbook. Please use the checklist on the form to make sure you are enclosing all the necessary documents.
Regarding the statement of receipt of goods, in accordance with Article 7 of the Stamp Tax Act, a proof of payment of the 0.4% stamp tax paid on the amount for which subsidy is requested must be enclosed. For example, for a 2.8 kW air conditioner with energy label Level 1 or 2, the TCG will provide a subsidy of NT$ 2,800, and the applicant must enclose a tax stamp of NT$ 11 (all figures behind the decimal point are rounded down to zero). The tax stamp can be purchased at post offices, branch post offices, and designated agencies.
DOED Commissioner Lin Chung-chieh noted that, in line with national policy as of this year, the energy-saving home appliance subsidy differs from previous years in that it now requires that the refrigerators and air conditioners are used to replace existing units, rather than simply bought or perhaps acquired to supplement other units. This is to push citizens to replace their old refrigerators and air conditioners and save energy and money at the same time.
TCG has obtained a NT$ 72 million (USD 2.3 million) subsidy budget and has created a subsidy template to make it easy for Taipei residents to claim their subsidy. Upon receipt, DOED will review your form and the supporting documents and remit the money to your bank account within a month from its approval. For further information, please call the Citizen Hotline: 1999 (02-2720-8889 when calling from outside Taipei) and dial or ask for extension 6612, Mr. Chen, or visit the DOED webpage at http://www.doed.gov.taipei/ or DOED’s Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/doed.taipei/.