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JP Tax 2024

iCalculator™ JP: Japan Tax Calculators

Welcome to iCalculator™ JP, your comprehensive suite of free tax calculators for Japan. iCalculator™ has provided free tax calculators for Japan since 2014. Since those early days we have extended our resources for Japan to includes Tax Guides, Tax Videos and enhanced the tax calculators and supporting tax information. The Japan Tax Calculator and salary calculators within our Japan tax section are based on the latest tax rates published by the Tax Administration in Japan. In this dedicated Tax Portal for Japan you can access:

Japan Tax Calculator 2024/25

The Japan Tax Calculator below is for the 2024 tax year, the calculator allows you to calculate income tax and payroll taxes and deductions in Japan. This includes calculations for

  1. Employees in Japan to calculate their annual salary after tax.
  2. Employers to calculate their cost of employment for their employees in Japan.
Japan Tax Calculator 2024
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Overview of Taxation in Japan

Japan's tax system is multifaceted, encompassing various types of taxes administered by national and local governments. This overview focuses on the key tax categories and compliance aspects relevant to individuals and businesses in Japan, offering a fundamental understanding for iCalculator™ JP users.

Types of Taxes in Japan

  1. National Taxes: These are taxes levied by the central government. Key examples include income tax, corporate tax, and consumption tax (similar to VAT or GST in other countries).
  2. Local Taxes: These are levied by prefectural and municipal authorities. Common local taxes include inhabitant tax (a residence tax based on income), property tax, and automobile tax.
  3. Income Tax: Charged on an individual's global income for residents, and only on Japan-sourced income for non-residents.
  4. Corporate Tax: Applicable to profits earned by companies. It includes national and local taxes.
  5. Consumption Tax: A national tax applied to the sale of goods and services.
  6. Inheritance and Gift Taxes: Levied on the transfer of assets through inheritance or gifting.
  7. Other Taxes: Includes taxes like securities transaction tax, liquor tax, and tobacco tax, among others.

Tax Compliance in Japan

  1. Tax Year: The Japanese tax year runs from April 1st to March 31st of the following year.
  2. Filing Tax Returns: Individuals and companies must file annual tax returns. The deadline for individuals is usually March 15th of the following year.
  3. Payment of Taxes: Taxes are typically paid through withholding at source for employees. Self-employed individuals and businesses must make periodic tax payments.
  4. Double Taxation Agreements: Japan has agreements with many countries to avoid double taxation, benefiting expatriates and international businesses.
  5. Electronic Filing: Japan encourages electronic filing (e-Tax) for convenience and efficiency.
  6. Penalties for Non-Compliance: Late filings and payments can result in penalties and interest charges.

This overview provides a basic framework of the tax system in Japan, focusing on the types of taxes and general compliance requirements. For specific rates and detailed tax planning please review the latest tax tables for Japan.