Government considering new tax for forest maintenance

May 10, 2017

Government considering new tax for forest maintenance

The government has stepped up discussions on a proposed new tax to boost financial resources for forest management and conservation, officials said. The government is examining the option of raising the individual residential tax, a local levy, to distribute to municipalities in need. A ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

Global tax war feared as Trump considers massive cuts

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to slash corporate taxes in the U.S. have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say. In what Trump’s economic adviser Gary Cohn described as “the ...

Government takes aim at Japan firms' tax paperwork burden

Apr 25, 2017

Government takes aim at Japan firms' tax paperwork burden

A government panel has started discussions on ways to reduce the clerical workload of private companies responsible for reporting residential tax information. The regulatory reform panel, led by Hiroko Ota, a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, is discussing a system ...