It is possible in Japan to complete the entire tax return filling and payment online. This solution may be very useful for a company headquartered abroad. There is however one important precondition to using online tax-services, which prevents foreign companies from using the online portals.
Companies must have legal residence in Japan, which is necessary to obtain a digital ID.
e-Tax is the National Tax Agency’s online tax website. A company will able to file tax returns and pay national Corporation taxes on this website.
eLTAX is the equivalent for local taxes.
e-Tax and eLTAX websites are in exclusively in Japanese. Sufficient knowledge of Japanese is required to do the online procedures.