Abe may reduce tax benefits for women

Apr 4, 2014

Abe may reduce tax benefits for women

by Chikako Mogi and Kyoko Shimodoi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reflation campaign last year helped draw the most women to work since 1991. He now plans to add a stick to that carrot, scaling back tax benefits for spouses with limited earnings. The administration is reviewing rules that let about ...

Mar 3, 2014

Capital gains spark 21.5% revenue lift

Tax revenues surged 21.5 percent in January from a year earlier to ¥4.110 trillion on the back of a growth in recipients from taxes on capital gains, the Finance Ministry said Monday. Revenues from withholding income tax jumped 40.8 percent to ¥2.267 trillion, as ...