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Ultimate Guide to Corporate Tax in Japan

Starting a business is every entrepreneur’s dream come true. That is, until taxes come into the picture and you’re faced with all these papers, numbers, and whatnot. As daunting as this aspect of business may sound, we’re here to remind you that you’re not alone! Many prospective foreign business owners are also still trying to […]

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Ultimate Guide to an Accountant in Japan

Paying taxes is an unfortunate obligation, but it’s something we all have to carry out and understand. With the cultural and language barriers in Japan, taxing can become even more daunting than it already is. However, for those looking for an accounting firm in Japan and employed foreigners who think they need an accountant but

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Q&A with a Japanese Tax Account follow-up

The following questions are follow-up questions to some of the questions asked in the video below for our seminar on taxes in Japan. Shinpei Wakana who is a certified Japanese tax accoutant from Match.Points has been kind enough to answer some of the additional follow-up questions that we received from the guests. Match.Points has also

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Tax Reduction : Bad Debts as Accounting Loss

This article was written by HeiKin Wong Accounts receivable and loans are often crucial components in a successful business. There are, however, times where collecting the amount due is simply impossible. While missing out on one or two payments may be fine for large corporations, the same cannot be said for small to medium businesses.

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Tax Reduction: Record Your Unpaid Debts as Accounts Payable

This article was written by HeiKin Wong Running a successful business requires various expenses. From employee salaries to rent to advertising costs, many services would require business owners to accrue liabilities in the process. While these liabilities might not be paid before the fiscal year closing date, they can still be counted as expenses in

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Tax Reduction: Business Travel Expenses Rule

This article was written by HeiKin Wong. Even though the pandemic somewhat changed how Japanese businesses connect, in-person meeting remains the primary method of how business to business operation is done in Japan. This is especially the case if your business requires your employees to travel to different parts of Japan and beyond. Doing that

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Tax Reduction: End-Term Bonus

This article was written by HeiKin Wong. When business is doing well, there are numerous ways business owners could share this news with their employees. One way which business owners in Japan could share this success is by distributing a bonus called 期末賞与 Kimatsu shōyo (government page in Japanese) / 決算賞与 Kessan shōyo (or end-term

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Tax Reduction: The Loss Carryforward Deduction

This article was written by HeiKin Wong. The pandemic has put countless businesses in Japan in a financially difficult situation. This means that it is even more crucial for business owners to know more about the various methods that could reduce taxes from their companies. In this blog, we will discuss the loss carryforward deduction

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