Guidelines for Public Finance Statistics Database
1. Each topic depends on the characteristics of the data, and the starting year of the period is different; the content of the data is mostly the final audit account, and for a few special cases, please refer to the information of each topic.
2. The commencement, conclusion, and description of the fiscal years are as follows:
(1) Those prior to 1954 are identical to the calendar year.
(2) Those that fall between 1954 and 1958 commence on July 1 and conclude on June 30 of the following year. In 1954, the period from January to June is singled out and referred to as the first half of 1954.
(3) Those that fall between 1960 and 1999 commence on July 1 of the previous year and conclude on June 30 of the current year, excluding the year 1959.
(4) As of the second half of 1999 the fiscal accounting year reverted back to the calendar year system, hence covering a one-time one-year-and-six-month budget; the period from July 1 1999 to December 31, 2000 is described as the second half of 1999 and fiscal 2000, and is intended to bridge the old and new accounting systems.
(5) Those that follow fiscal 2001 are identical to the calendar year.
3. Prior to 2011, the figures for Special Municipality include Taipei City and Kaohsiung City. Since 2011, the figures of Special Municipality include New Taipei City, Taipei City, Taichung City, Tainan City, and Kaohsiung City. From 2015, the figures include Taoyuan City.
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