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10-1 Classification of tax and its filing

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.
  1. Filing your returns and paying tax by yourself.
  2. 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.

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10-2 Paying resident's tax

Two ways of paying resident's tax are employed; ordinary and special collection.

(1) Ordinary way is based on the self-assessment system. Independent businesspersons, farmers, and freelancers employ this method. They must pay taxes in four installments in compliance of payment booklet sent from city hall.

(2) If you work for a company, your employer withholds taxes from your income and pays to the city every month.

(3) Tax payment administration
If you can not receive tax payment notices or pay taxes due to reasons such as departure overseas, you must file a tax payment administration before you leave the country. For more information please contact.

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10-3 Advisory center on Tax

Advisory center on city (Municipal tax)deduction are available.

  • Kawagoe Tax Office : tel.049-235-9411 (the main number)
  • Fujimi-shi Zeimu-ka or Shu u zei-ka : tel.049-251-2711 (the main number)
  • Fujimino-shi Zeimu-ka or Shu u zei-ka : tel.049-261-2611 (the main number)
  • Miyoshi-machi Zeimu-ka : tel.049-258-0019 (the main number)