Professional tax declaration in Japan
Everybody who live in Japan has to declare taxes. So whether you have a resident visa or not and if you own money in Japan, you have to declare it.
When and where to declare ?
The tax declaration must be filed between February 16 and March 15 each year. You have to complete the appropriate form and file it in your local tax office, which you can find on the following link: http://www.nta.go.jp/soshiki/kokuzeikyoku/chizu/chizu.htm
Make sure to do it on time, after March 16 a penalty can be applied.
How to complete your tax declaration ?
They are 2 types of forms:
- Form A : For individuals with taxable income in Japan (most common one)
- Form B : If you have any income from real estate, investments, or business operations
Form A, tax declaration
Which annex documents to add to your declaration?
- Your residence card and a copy of it
- Your bookeeping/accounting and all invoices to justify your benefit
- If you have a dependent: marriage certificate or birth certificate
- If you bought an accommodation: all papers regarding the loan
- If you want to deduct medical treatment's cost: all invoices related
We hope this post can help you to better understand the tax system in Japan.
You can find more information on the National Tax Agency website: http://www.nta.go.jp/
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