Can There Be Negotiations During Tax Audits in Japan?

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Prioritizing Amendments Proposed by Tax Officers

Tax officers often suggest several amendments due to mistakes. In such cases, there is room for negotiation on which points you will accept.


Cases Favorable for Negotiation

If the end of June is approaching, opportunities for negotiation increase. This is because the fiscal year of the tax office begins in July and tax officers aim to conclude tax audits by the end of the fiscal year.


What Amendments Should You Avoid?

However, one should be cautious when considering accepting allegations of concealment or disguise proposed by tax officers.

Please see the following for the reason.

What is The Worst-case Scenario in Japan’s Tax Audits?


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