The National Social Health Insurance Association ( Kyokai Kenpo) announces an interesting suggestion on its news paper enveloped by the notice of monthly premiums.
The association says it will issue the statement of medical expenses for the period through December 31st, 2020 if you submit an appropriate application in late March or later.
The ordinary statements which are delivered to the all insureds in early February covers only medical expenses incurred by the end of September.
But with your particular application, you can get the statement which covers the whole year.
Because the statement is issued in April, you can get it before March 15th, the due date of mandatory income tax filing. However, there are many people who voluntarily submit their tax return in order to claim tax refunds.
In such cases, you can submit the tax returns after March 16th. You can start the work for your tax filing after you receive the statements in April.
Especially under the corona virus spreading, it is a good way to avoid the crowded season and settle the tax procedure easily and calmly.