This site provides you a brief guide about Japanese taxes and dues.

This site provides a brief guide about Japanese taxes and dues imposed on individuals. They are very difficult to understand. A Japanese can easily ask for necessary explanations if he/she wants, 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 them. If this site can help you even a little, you shall live in this country more relaxedly.

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Overview of Japanese taxes and dues on Individuals

There are various kinds of taxes and dues in Japan, and each of them has different concepts, purposes and features. They are imposed by different public bodies. This site provides explanations about major ones, which are shown in red boldface in the following chart. However, if you have any questions about other taxes/dues, you can ask me without hesitation through the Message Board.

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Any message shall encourage me to improve this site.

Central Government Prefecture Municipality
Annual National Income Tax
所得税
Pension Insurance
年金保険
Local Income tax
都道府県民税
Enterprise Tax
事業税
Local Income Tax
市町村民税
Property Tax 
固定資産税
Health Insurance
健康保険
Nursing Care Insurance
介護保険
Inheritance / Gift Inheritance Tax
相続税 
Gift Tax
贈与税
N/A N/A
Transactions Stamp Tax
印紙税
Registration Tax / License Tax
登録免許税
Consumption Tax
消費税
Real-Estate Aquisition Tax
不動産取得税
N/A

In Japanese

日本には、その性質、目的の異なる税金、公課が複数あります。それらは異なる組織によって課税されています。日本における個人に対する租税公課のうち、主要なものは、上表のものです。このサイトでは、このうち、太字で記載されたものについて説明をしています。 しかし、これらのもの以外についても、メッセージボードからお気軽にご質問をお寄せください。メッセージをいただくことは、このサイトを作成する励みになります。

Major tax forms in Japan

I make an english translation of following 3 documents;

They are major tax forms in Japan. They shall be handed to you in the prescribed seasons. Of course, all of them are written in Japanese, and very few people look carefully into the documents. But, they shows very important items related to taxation, and if you understand the contents, it will be very helpful. Please refer to "What the documents tell you?".

In Japanese

主要な3つの税務書類について、英訳を用意しました。

これらは所定の時期に交付されるものですが、日本語で書かれており、注意深く確認している人は少ないかもしれません。しかし、これらの書類には極めて重要な内容が記載されており、その内容を理解することは貴方の役に立つと思います。 源泉徴収票/支払調書/区市町村民税課税通知書の英訳をご覧ください。

Scenes of Gotsu City, Shimane, Japan

This site is made by a Japanese man, born in Gotsu city, Shimane prefecture. You see a scene of Japanese rural areas by pictures below. Does it match the image of Japan in your mind?

 江津町 江の川河口(1月17日)