Wages rise, hours fall for part-time workers

Nov 25, 2016

Wages rise, hours fall for part-time workers

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Over the last 10 years, Japan’s 14 million part-time workers cut their working hours by more than 6 percent. They now work about 4.5 hours a day. That’s a blow to a country that’s struggling with a declining population, and to a government seeking ...

Nov 20, 2016

Japan mulling tax breaks to promote home renovation

Lawmakers and the Abe administration are mulling a plan that would offer tax breaks to incentivize the renovation of aging houses, Jiji Press learned Sunday. The government and the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition believe the improvements will boost the quality of older houses ...

Sep 28, 2016

Japan to tighten taxation rules on overseas dummy companies

The government will tighten taxation rules on dummy companies set up in foreign countries with low corporate tax rates in order to prevent tax avoidance, government sources said. The new taxation rules call for imposing the nation’s corporate tax rate on dummy corporations overseas ...

Jul 16, 2016

Government mulling online local tax payment system

Japan’s internal affairs ministry is considering a system that will allow companies to pay local taxes online across the country, informed sources said. Such a system will improve convenience for taxpayers and help reduce clerical work and costs at local governments and banks. The ...

Philadelphia levies tax tax on sugary and diet beverages

Jun 17, 2016

Philadelphia levies tax tax on sugary and diet beverages

Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. The City Council gave final approval to a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages. The tax is set ...