Japanese consumption tax is equivalent to the Value Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Service Tax (GST) in other countries. As well as VAT or GST, the Japanese consumption tax system is complex. In particular, the determination of filing obligation of consumption tax might be a bit confusing, although it is essential to operate a business in Japan. This article summarises an overview of how to determine the filing obligation of the Japanese consumption tax return.
If you are treated as “non-permanent resident,” your taxable income subject to Japanese income tax might be limited. This article summarizes Japanese individual income tax treatment applicable to non-permanent resident individuals.
Japanese taxation to a foreign corporation differs depending on whether the foreign corporation has a permanent establishment (PE) in Japan. This article summarizes taxation to a foreign corporation having PE in Japan.
Under the Japanese corporate tax law, many tax benefits are only granted to a corporation with “blue form tax return” status, so-called “Aoiro-Shinkoku(青色申告).” Here is a summary of the blue form tax return system in Japan.
If a non-resident receives some Japanese source income, such income might be subject to Japanese withholding tax even if the non-resident does not have a permanent establishment (PE) in Japan.