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This is the most clever and costly TEFL Job Scam ever. It steals up to 45% of teacher salaries!

Posted: 09 May 2021, 19:40
by Atlas
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Imagine getting half of your salary withheld by your school (if you are earning 20,000 rmb or more a month) and when you ask why, they show you some official document with a red government seal on it and they tell you that you are in the top tax bracket and the law requires them to hold 45% of your wages until the end of the year when there is a final reconciliation. But the Principal tells you, 'don't worry, you'll get at least half of this back after we work a deal with the tax man". She tells you this to make sure you stay until the completion of your contract, otherwise you might make a midnight run.

Not knowing how the China tax system works (and there are three levels of taxes in China) we all just believe our employer right? Not any more. Most of them have been skimming this money and here is how a little knowledge can get a quick refund for you. https://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopi ... highlight=

Re: This is the most clever and costly TEFL Job Scam ever. It steals up to 45% of teacher salaries!

Posted: 15 May 2021, 14:10
by Blue Moon
I admit, I never doubted that the taxes being taken out of my pay were real. I just visited my last employer, showed her this post and asked for copies of my tax receipts or I was going to visit the tax bureau on Monday for my copies. She didn't say anything but she asked me to go with her to ICBC bank down the street. She went to the ATM machine, took out 20,000 rmb and gave it to me. This amount is less than half of what she stole from me, and I told her so. She told me to come back tomorrow and she would have the rest of it for me. I am very grateful for the OP post or I still would be in the dark about this sneaky scam. Pass this post around to all of your colleagues and I think if you are firm enough, you will get the same results as me.

Re: This is the most clever and costly TEFL Job Scam ever. It steals up to 45% of teacher salaries!

Posted: 20 May 2021, 19:33
by Tiger
Yeah they got me too. I am going to confront my principal tomorrow since once the school year finishes next month I'll be screwed. Talk about great timing! If i didn't see this post I would have lost 50,000 rmb and not even know it!

Re: This is the most clever and costly TEFL Job Scam ever. It steals up to 45% of teacher salaries!

Posted: 29 Aug 2021, 21:18
by IvoryHoward
OMG it's awful!