Required Documents for Corporate Tax Filing in Japan

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I aim to assist non-Japanese business owners who struggle with reading or writing in Japanese. If you find the Japanese tax return system challenging, I can help you with your tax filings.


This blog may help if you are unclear about the required documents for corporate tax filing in Japan.



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Only category 2 documents are submitted to prefectures and municipalities; others go to the tax office. The deadline is within two months after the end of the fiscal year. In most small companies, contracted tax accountants create those documents as proxies because specialized skills are required, making it difficult for nonspecialists to prepare them.


1. Corporate Tax Filing Forms

Documents for calculating corporate tax.


2. Local Tax Filing Forms

Documents for calculating local inhabitant and enterprise taxes.


3. Consumption Tax Filing Forms

Documents for calculating consumption tax.


4. Financial Statements

This includes a balance sheet, profit and loss statement, shareholder equity statement, and notes.


5. Detailed Statements

Documents detailing major items such as deposits, accounts receivable, debts, accounts payable, executive compensation, rent payments, etc.


6. Business Overview Report

Documents providing a brief description of the business, any changes in shareholders, and transaction balances between the corporation and representatives.



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