• Kyodo News


International Communications School, a contractor marketing the Test of English for International Communication program, was found to have concealed more than ¥100 million in income for several years through March 2009, school officials said Tuesday.

“The school has revised its income statement and has paid the (overdue) taxes,” an ICS official said. The back taxes including around ¥30 million in penalties.

ICS markets the TOEIC program to corporations and schools on behalf of the Institute for International Business Communication, or IIBC, a nonprofit operator of the English capability examination.

ICS said the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau found irregularities in its tax accounting, while IIBC said it was not found responsible for the misconduct and the subcontract with ICS ceased at the end of March.

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