Residents of foreign nationals are also obliged to pay national taxes (e.g. income tax and consumption tax) and local taxes (e.g. residents' tax).
(1) Income tax
Income tax is levied on a person's income earned between January 1 and December 31. You can pay your taxes in one of the following two methods.
(A) Filing your returns and paying tax by yourself.
(B) Withholding tax system in which the employer withholds the income tax at source.
In this case, employee may be able to obtain a tax refund in the following cases; medical expense that exceeds the prescribed amount, the amount of loss suffered through disaster, theft, and/or embezzlement, if he or she takes out a designated type of loan to purchase a house. More details, please ask the tax office.
(2) Consumption tax
The consumption tax is a tax that should pay 10% of the price of all goods and services themselves. (Some of the reduced tax rates (8%) apply to food and beverages excluding alcohol and eating out.)
(3) Residents' tax
Combining prefectural tax and municipal tax or townsman tax,
which are paid together. If you live in Fujimi-shi on January 1st, you must pay the tax proportional to your previous year's income to the city.