• Kyodo News


General account tax revenues in December fell 6.4 percent from a year earlier to ¥2.441 trillion with declines in most categories, the Finance Ministry said Monday.

Corporate tax revenues plunged 42.2 percent to ¥113.66 billion amid sluggish economic activity.

Personal income tax revenues totaled ¥951.23 billion, down 9.0 percent.

In contrast, revenues from the consumption tax increased 3.6 percent to ¥568.50 billion and those from the gasoline tax climbed 36.3 percent to ¥226.19 billion.

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