Ramsgate FC have released Taylor from his contract to allow a move to Ryman Premier side Folkestone Invicta.
Joint boss Jim Ward said of the news, "We made it clear to the team and the lads that although they are on contract and we are not obliged to, if a Club from a higher division came calling or showed interest, we would not stand in their way."
In this case it was Folkestone Invicta who were impressed with Taylor's scoring exploits last season and in 2016/17 so far.
Jim Ward added, "We wish Joe all the best of luck, he is always welcome back at Southwood.
This is now a good chance for youngsters to step up and take their opportunity. We have given chances to plenty of U21s in the last 18 months and they have all done great. Lets hope that continues."
Returning to Southwood in the opposite direction is forward Ashley Miller who has joined Ramsgate on a 1 month loan deal.
From everyone at Ramsgate FC we wish Joe the best and thank him for his contribution to date.
Updated 17:09 - 24 Sep 2016 by Sam Perkins