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Information on Local Tax Credit Scheme for Overseas Financial Corporations in Osaka
Incentives to reduce corporate inhabitant tax and corporate enterprise tax for up to 10 years now available to companies located in Osaka City by FY 2025, the year of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai.
Qualified Invoice System

From October 1 2023, Japan has introduced a qualified invoice system that companies need to use in their business transactions. In many aspects, it is similar to invoices used in EU countries, where VAT needs to be specified separately for each applicable category (8% or 10%) and VAT-numbers included in business invoices.

October 27: Webinar Japan Tax Reform and E-Invoicing PEPPOL
April 27: EBC Briefing: Tax Transparency in the Digital Economy
Webinar 178: Digital Taxation in Japan: Alert for E-service Companies
16
Sep
2021
This webinar will cover whether foreign enterprises that provide online services/products to Japanese consumers are liable for Japanese taxes as well as some tips that will help them reduce the tax risk.
Main tax reforms for FY 2021
Ruling coalition’s tax reform for FY 2021 announced: Fiscal support for digital transformation and environment
'About Japan' webinar series 203: Consumption tax in Japan - 2022 overview
01
Dec
2022
"Do I have to pay Consumption Tax?", "How can I get paid consumption tax back?" How to deal with Consumption Tax when doing business with or in Japan is a question that is often asked to JTPP Helpdesk's experts, as Japan's CT system operates rather differently from the EU VAT regime.
Government Procurement - Questions & Answers

Question

Where can I find information about public procurement calls for tender?

Answer

The Japanese government publishes calls for tender in English at a limited number of sites. 

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) (Click title for direct link)

Challenging systems

In line with the WTO agreement on public procurement Japan has established  a complaints system, called CHANS. In practice, this system is seldom used since its establishment in 1996.  At the regional and local level, procuring entities have their own complaint procedures, primarily dealing with public works’ tenders.  Prefectures and designated cities have established ‘tender monitoring committees’  (nyuusatsu kanshi iinkai) usually consisting of specialists from academia and the legal profession.

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Online and in Japan
17/06/2024 - 12/07/2024
17-21 June 2024, → mandatory week online (open to SMEs and large companies) 08-12 July 2024, → optional week in Japan (open only to SMEs who have completed the first online week) PROGRAMME…
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