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/Electronic certificate.


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. In recent years, a substantial part of the website has become available in English. 


eLTAX is the equivalent for local taxes. There is no information in foreign languages available 


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