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Understanding the tax-systems and regulations in a foreign country can be a difficult and time-consuming process.

The Japan Tax and Public Procurement (JTPP) Helpdesk aims to support European SMEs with finding their way through the maze of regulations and procedures in Japan, enabling them to spend more time on engaging in their business.  

The following free services are available:

  • Information Inquiry Service, with first reply within 48 hours;
  • Ask-the-expert service, offering first-line advice on your more complex inquiries, and if necessary liaising with relevant experts;
  • Practical guides and checklists;
  • Information-clearing house on tax;
  • Webinars provided by experts in the field.
  • Twitter news service 

Scope of services & disclaimer

Users of the services offered by JTPP Helpdesk should be aware that the services are limited to provision of first-line, general information and advice, as legal tax advice can only be given by attorneys and certified public tax accountants in Japan.  In case of the necessity of detailed legal advice the Helpdesk establish contacts with legally certified experts.

Objective

Through the above-mentioned services, the JTPP Helpdesk strives to support European SMEs in dealing efficiently with issues of taxation and accounting in Japan.  Due to legal restrictions, the JTPP Helpdesk only can provide first-line information on taxes and accounting.  The Helpdesk is however supported by a network of certified tax accountants, TKC National Federation (In Japanese).  This Federation has a membership 10.000 certified tax accountants, among which quite a few have broad experience in dealing with foreign-based SMEs active in Japan.

JTPP Helpdesk website

The JTPP Helpdesk website aims to provide up-to-date, comprehensive and practical information about taxation and accounting, procedures and other information relevant to taxes and accounting in Japan.  The practice of accounting and taxations is however very diverse, and therefore these pages will be in continuously developed further. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please get in touch with us through our Ask-the-Expert service.

Expert Report

An expert report entitled "Accounting and Taxes" is available here.

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