Aug 5, 2014

Tax deductions for 'hometown donations' to be simplified

The Abe administration plans to simplify procedures for income and residential tax deductions for donations to municipalities of the taxpayer’s choice, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. “We (want to) simplify the procedures as we hear people say the procedures are difficult,” Suga said ...

Jul 16, 2013

Japan's hometown tax payment system comes under scrutiny

The internal affairs ministry will survey local governments about how they operate the so-called hometown tax payment system in hopes of boosting taxpayers’ donations to municipalities of their choice. The ministry will announce the results in August, officials said. Under the system introduced in ...