DISSEMINATION STANDARDS BULLETIN BOARD (DSBB)

Special Data Dissemination Standard

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The Republic of China
General government or public sector operations

Last update: Apr 14, 2022

Contact person(s)

Taxation Statistics Section

Department of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Phone: 886-2-2322-8343

Fax: 886-2-2322-5250

Internet e-mail: h2@mail.mof.gov.tw

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness
Coverage characteristics

5.1.1 Statistical presentation

  • Cash revenue and expenditure items of General Treasury.
  • Refer to the definitions of revenue and expenditure subjects specified in the National Treasury Act, Government Treasury Act, Budget Act, Act Governing the Allocation of Government Revenues and Expenditures, and other relevant laws and regulations.
  • Revenues is classified by source and expenditure is classified by administrative affair, and other accounting items.
  • Includs National Treasury, Municipality Treasury, Taiwan Province County and City Treasuries, Taiwan Province Township & Municipality of Aboriginal district Treasuries, Fuchien Province County Treasuries, and Fuchien Province Township Treasuries; the gross amount of revenue and expenditure of each Treasury is filled in.
Periodicity

4.1.1 Periodicity

Monthly

Timeliness

4.1.2 Timeliness

30 days for February to November, 50 days for December to January.

Access by the Public
Advance dissemination of release calendar

5.1.3 Advance release calendar

The date of the next release is announced in monthly press release of “Revenues and Expenditures of General Treasury”. Advance release calendar is posted on the MOF website https://www.mof.gov.tw/Eng/htmlList/6689.

Simultaneous release to all interested parties

5.1.4 Simultaneous release

Data are disseminated monthly at the MOF website https://www.mof.gov.tw/Eng/htmlList/6686.

Integrity
Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including Confidentiality of individual responses

0.1.1 Responsibility for collecting, processing, and disseminating statistics

  • Revenues and Expenditures of General Treasury statistics collected, compiled and published by the MOF are governed by the Statistics Act and the Enforcement Rules.
  • The data on Revenues and Expenditures of General Treasury are disseminated by the MOF as a service to the public.
Identification of internal government access to data before release

1.2.2 Internal governmental access to statistics prior to release

None

Identification of ministerial commentary on the occasion of statistical releases

1.2.3 Attribution of statistical products

No ministerial commentary is released with these data. The statistics department of MOF provides its own analytical commentary with these data releases.

Provision of information about revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology

4.3.1 Revision schedule

  • In May, due to the handling of the final accounts of the National Treasury, Municipality Treasury and County (City) Treasury of the previous year, revisions are made to the previous year's December (indicated by r) and the entire year (indicated by p), which are carried forward to revise the balance data from January to March of the current year (indicated by r).
  • Township & Municipality of Aboriginal district Treasuries completed the final accounts of the previous year at the end of August of the year. Therefore, in October, the revenue and expenditure for the previous year and the entire year are revised and the balance data from January to August of the current year is revised (indicated by r).

1.2.4 Advance notice of major changes in methodology, source data, and statistical techniques

None

Quality
Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

5.2.1 Dissemination of documentation on concepts, scope, classifications, basis of recording, data sources, and statistical techniques

A description of the methodology is published in the Appendix of E-books "Monthly Statistics of Exports and Imports Republic of China" on the MOF website.

Dissemination of that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

4.2.1 Internal consistency

Cross-check with the data published in “ Revenues and Expenditures of General Treasury” by the competent authorities of public treasury of government to ensure the accuracy of the statistics.