Monthly Archives: July 2021

Japanese Resident Tax – What percentage of income? Can’t get refunded?

Japanese Resident Tax – What percentage of income? In Japan there are two kinds of taxes for a personal income – (national) income tax (所得税, Shotoku-zei) and resident tax (住民税, Jumin-zei. also translated as inhabitant tax). Japanese residents pay resident taxes to two levels of local communities – one to prefectures (都道府県, Todofuken) and another… Read More »

What percent of salary do Japanese employees pay as a pension contribution?

The percentage of pension contribution in salary Japanese pensions and health insurances have their financial resources in two ways: one from national budget of Japanese government and another from contributions of residents in Japan. Japanese employees pay contributions of pension and health insurances from their salaries in every month, that are withheld from their salaries… Read More »

What is ‘Nencho’? Can employees claim a refund of Japanese income tax?

Nencho and Gensen Choshu “Nencho (年調)” also called as “Nenmatsu Chosei (年末調整)” means a payback of too much taken income taxes at the end of each year (December), that Japanese employers do for their employees. Japanese employers withhold taxes as well as social security contributions from employees’ monthly salary. They gather contributions on behalf of… Read More »

Lump-sum Withdrawal Payments or Old Age Pension – Which is better?

Lump-sum Withdrawal Payments or Old Age Pension – under what conditions can you choose it? Non-Japanese employees can choose to receive “Lump-sum Withdrawal Payments (脱退一時金, Lump-sum pension refunds)” or “Old Age Pension(老齢年金)” if they fill all the following 3 conditions: Paying Japanese pensions (Kosei Nenkin /Kokumin Nenkin) for 6 months or more Paying Japanese pensions… Read More »