Taipei--The Ministry of Finance's tax-filing system experienced severe slowdowns on Monday as a large number of people took advantage of the Labor Day holiday to submit their tax returns online or at tax offices, officials said.
The problem began to occur at around 9:30 a.m. and had not been fully repaired as of 3:30 p.m.
Lou Mei-chung (???), deputy head of the ministry's Financial Data Center, said the problem was mainly the result of heavy user traffic, which caused the system to be less responsive.
She said the problem was expected to be resolved by 5 p.m.
With online tax filing becoming increasingly popular, more than 3.55 million households in Taiwan, or 58 percent of tax-filing households, submitted their tax returns via the Internet in 2016, according to the MOF.
This year's tax filing season began on May 1 and will run until June 1.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel