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Japan exempts virtual currencies from consumption tax

Japan's Cabinet has approved proposals for the 2017 fiscal year tax reform which include an exemption from consumption tax (the Japanese value added tax) for the transfer of virtual currency (VC-cash exchange). The...more

Potential Changes Coming for Japanese CFC Rules

Japan's tax commission under the Cabinet Office has announced its intention to amend the tax rules regulating CFCs (controlled foreign corporations), which are also known as the Anti-Tax Haven Rules. These CFC rules are...more

Global Tax News - Japan: does reduction in corporate effective tax rate mean actual reduction of tax burden?

Japan’s amended Corporation Tax Act is now in force. Pursuant to the act, which came into force on 1 April 2016, the corporate tax rate has been reduced from 23.9 percent to 23.4 percent, with effect from the business...more

5/25/2016  /  Corporate Taxes , Japan , SMEs , Tax Rates

Changes in tax treatments of directors' and officers' liability insurance premiums

On 24 February 2016, the National Tax Agency (NTA) announced a new tax treatment of premiums of directors' and officers' liability insurance (D&O Insurance). Under the new tax treatment, a company will not need to treat the...more

Japan changes tax treatment of D&O liability insurance premiums

Japan’s National Tax Agency (NTA) has announced a new tax treatment of premiums for directors' and officers' liability insurance. ...more

3/24/2016  /  Corporate Taxes , D&O Insurance , Japan

Japan: Significant Changes In Consumption Tax

Raise in Consumption Tax Rate Postponed - On November 18, 2014, Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, officially announced that the increase of the consumption tax rate which was originally planned to occur in October...more

Japan To Reduce Corporate Income Tax Rate

The corporate income tax rate in Japan is known to be one of the highest worldwide. To encourage foreign companies to do business in Japan and make Japan a more attractive location for investments, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...more

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