Tax Compliance in Japan

JMC CPA team offers tax compliance services for foreign companies in Japan to assist with filing the various tax returns that may be required. Due to local regulations, our Japan bilingual tax compliance services like tax filing are not provided directly by our team; rather, they are provided through JMC’s network of Japanese CPA partners. JMC’s tax expert team in Japan can handle all types of tax returns for clients in Japan, no matter which industry they are involved in. Let our experienced tax professionals help you with everything you need to remain in compliance with all local laws and regulations.

Tax Compliance Services for Foreign Companies in Japan

Tax compliance services for foreign companies in Japan

JMC offers tax compliance services through its Japan CPA partners and Japan tax accountants. Our tax services include:

  • Registration of a new company with the relevant Japan tax authorities
  • Japan Corporate tax return
  • Japan Consumption tax return
  • Japan Fixed Assets tax return once a year in January
  • Japan Withholding tax report (also known as a Gokeihyo) once a year in January

As a policy, JMC partners do not provide tax compliance services in Japan to any company for which JMC does not also provide accounting and payroll.

Please also see our Japan tax compliance deadlines page which indicates the major tax deadlines for a typical company with a fiscal year ending December. Companies in Japan are free to choose the month in which their fiscal year will end, so these deadlines may be different depending on how you set up your company.

Our page Corporate taxes in Japan outlines the main taxes in Japan

Tax Compliance Professionals in Japan

Tax laws and how taxes are collected are very different in Japan than they are in other countries. If you are a foreign business owner in Japan, you must understand how the tax system works. There are consumption taxes on sales and purchases, various types of returns to be filed, a tax withholding system to be considered, and more. Depending on the amount of consumption tax you paid in the previous year, you may also be required to file on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual basis. Without proper tax compliance training, you may not be able to perform all the tasks you need to stay on the right side of the Japanese tax authorities. 

At JMC, we are committed to helping foreign businesses be more successful by connecting them with experienced Japanese tax professionals and unparalleled tax services. When you need advice about tax compliance, you can trust our network of CPAs and tax accountants in Japan to handle everything properly. When you outsource your tax services to our team, you will have more time and energy to focus on your core business. In addition to tax advice, we can also offer a range of other services for foreign businesses operating in Japan, including accounting, payroll, office setup, and so much more. Get in touch with JMC today for all the services you need to ensure your overseas business venture is in the best position to be successful.

Disclaimer: This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. JMC cannot be held liable for any decisions made based on this information. For any advice regarding taxes in Japan, a licensed tax accountant should be consulted.