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10-1 Classification of tax and its filing

 Residents of foreign nationals are also obliged to pay national taxes (e.g. income tax and consumption tax) and local taxes (e.g. residents' tax).

(1) Income tax
Income tax is levied on a person's income earned between January 1 and December 31. You can pay your taxes in one of the following two methods.
(A) Filing your returns and paying tax by yourself.
(B) Withholding tax system in which the employer withholds the income tax at source.
In this case, employee may be able to obtain a tax refund in the following cases; medical expense that exceeds the prescribed amount, the amount of loss suffered through disaster, theft, and/or embezzlement, if he or she takes out a designated type of loan to purchase a house. More details, please ask the tax office.

(2) Consumption tax
All goods and services are taxed at 8 % of purchase price. It is called consumption tax. Consumption tax is included in the purchase price.

(3) Residents' tax
Residents' tax consists of prefectural tax and municipal tax, which are paid together. If you live in Fujimi-shi on January 1st, you must pay the tax proportional to your previous year's income to the city.


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10-2 Paying resident's tax
  Two ways of paying resident's tax are employed; ordinary and special collection.

(1) Ordinary way is based on the self-assessment system. Independent businesspersons, farmers, and freelancers employ this method. They must pay taxes in four installments in compliance of payment booklet sent from city hall.

(2) If you work for a company, your employer withholds taxes from your income and pays to the city every month.

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10-3 Advisory center on Tax
  Advisory center on city/prefecture taxes and certificates or proof for tax deduction are available.
yInquiryz
Kawagoe Tax Office: tel.049-235-9411(the main number)
Fujimi-shi Zeimu-ka or Shuzei-kaFtel.049-251-2711(the main number)
Fujimino-shi Zeimu-kaFtel.049-262-9011(direct line)  or Shuzei-kaF tel.049- 262-9015 (direct line)  
Miyoshi-machi Zeimu-kaFtel.049-258-0019(the main number).

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