Taxes and Dues in Japan
This site provides you a brief guide about Japanese taxes and dues imposed on individuals. They are rather complicated and very difficult for most people to understand. If you were a Japanese, you can easily ask for necessary explanations at the relevant bureaus. But a foreigner can not do so unless he/she is exceptionally good at Japanese. You must feel uneasy to be forced to pay taxes and dues, which you can not understand well.
I hope this site helps you to know better about the Japanese taxes and dues and to live in this country more relaxedly.
|Yesterday was the first day of the period for the Japanese Income tax filing. I hear that a lot of people complain about the fund raising scandal of the ruling party, LDP at the venues of the tax filing all across Japan.
However, from the point of me, such action is meaningless. Rather making the taxation procedures inefficient is ultimately unadvantageous for us ourselves. They should express their angry at the next election, instead,
|The Tokyo branch of Kempo Kyokai, the Social Health Insurance Association, announces that it will send the notices of the medical expenses in the mid or late January. The notices certificate the amount paid by the respective insurers during the designated period and help the insurers claim the deduction for medical expenses for income tax purpose.
The Association annouonces it will send the notices much earlier than the previous years so that the notices can be more useful. Actually the notices were delivered too late as many people start the preparation for the tax return in late January or February.
However, in order to accelerate the issuance schedule, the period of the scope is made one month shorter. Only the medical expenses paid in August 2023 and earlier shall be taken into account. It means the notices will become less useful as a material for the income tax return.
I would like to suggest again that you utilize the Myna Portal. You can get the said data for the whole year by the mid February of the succeeding year on the Myna Portal.
|The Japanese national tax agency accerelates the Digital Transformation in the area of taxation.
One of the goals the NTA sets out is the realization of the taxation system which enables the tax payers settle the procedures without visiting the tax offices.The NTA expects the My-number cards and the smart phones to play a key role. The tax offices seem to train the staff and increase their capability of instructing how to use the dirrefent types of the smart phones.
|I reflect the revision of the maximum amount of the National health insurance premiums in Gotsu city. The maximum amount has been increased in line with the revision in other municipalities.
By the way, I was in Gotsu city for a week from the end of July. It was as hot as Tokyo in the daytime, but after the sun sets, it is much cooler than Tokyo.