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CONSUMPTION TAX 3

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 26, 2018
Government outlines fiscal stimulus to ease impact of Japan's next consumption tax hike
The government has unveiled an outline of fiscal measures it hopes will bolster the economy after next year's consumption tax increase.
WORLD
Nov 26, 2018
Japan may extend tax deduction period for housing loan users
The government and the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling camp are considering extending the tax incentive program for housing loan borrowers, in a bid to cushion the impact from next October's rise in the consumption tax, according to informed sources.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2018
Government plans 5% rebates for some cashless payments after 2019 tax hike
The move is among steps the government plans to take to ensure that raising the consumption tax will not put the brakes on economic activity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 21, 2018
OECD lowers global growth forecast for 2019
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development lowered on Wednesday its projection for global economic growth next year, citing headwinds including the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China.
EDITORIALS
Nov 16, 2018
Dip in GDP — no alarm but caution is warranted
The third-quarter GDP dip may be no cause for alarm but we should still be on guard against a possible downturn of the economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / YEN FOR LIVING
Nov 9, 2018
Effort to nudge Japan to go cashless with offsets to sales tax hike faces many hurdles
On Oct. 15, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed during an extraordinary Cabinet meeting that the government would raise the consumption tax from 8 to 10 percent next Oct. 1. The tax hike has already been postponed twice owing to jitters over how it might affect consumption. The last consumption tax increase, in 2014, sparked a recession, and reportedly there is still a chance that Abe might postpone the hike once again if economic indicators show a similar scenario. Consequently, the prime minister said the government would do its "utmost to minimize a negative impact on the economy by implementing all sorts of policies."
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Nov 5, 2018
To what extent will Japan's 2014 downturn repeat with the new tax hike?
The wallets of Japanese residents may get a little lighter next year, as the prices of most goods and services are set to rise under a new consumption tax system starting in October 2019.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 4, 2018
51.3% of Japanese support bill to accept more foreign workers, Kyodo poll shows
More than half of Japanese support a bill to accept more foreign workers, a nationwide Kyodo News poll showed Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 31, 2018
Japanese government considers plan for 'premium vouchers' to underpin economy after tax hike
Low-income families may be able to purchase a voucher worth ¥25,000 for the cost of ¥20,000 under a government plan aimed at underpinning consumer demand after next year's planned tax hike, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 29, 2018
Analysts predict Bank of Japan will maintain policy stance with focus growing on 10-year yield range
At meetings scheduled for this week, the Bank of Japan will maintain its policy settings, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg, amid a growing view that the BOJ will eventually use greater flexibility in yield movements as a tightening measure.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 27, 2018
Japan to skip planned tax hike for capital gains and dividends
The tax panels of the ruling parties have decided to skip a tax hike for capital gains and dividends in reforms for fiscal 2019, sources have said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 26, 2018
Three odd points about Abe's tax hike
Raising the consumption tax could once again hurt the economy more than help it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 24, 2018
Abe underscores push to clean up Japan's postwar diplomatic rows in opening speech to Diet
The prime minister emphasized his determination to ensure the return of citizens abducted by North Korean agents and the signing of a peace treaty with Russia.
BUSINESS
Oct 19, 2018
Japanese government looks to make daily goods eligible for 2% rebate plan following consumption tax hike
The reduced tax rate is part of a package of measures meant to ensure the tax increase does not put a damper on private consumption.
EDITORIALS
Oct 17, 2018
What next after the consumption tax goes to 10%?
Doubts persist as to whether the hike will cover the mushrooming social security costs of the rapidly aging population.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 16, 2018
Japan's consumers and businesses have mixed views on consumption tax hike next year
Consumers and businesses had a mixed response to the Abe government's decision Monday to lift the consumption tax rate to 10 percent next October as planned, with some understanding the need to restore fiscal health and others concerned about the impact on the economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 15, 2018
Abe says he's going ahead with Japan's consumption tax hike in October 2019
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Abe asked relevant ministers to come up with measures to mitigate negative impacts of the increase.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 4, 2018
IMF urges Japan to ensure tax hike goes smoothly
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde urged Japan on Thursday to make sure that a nationwide consumption tax increase scheduled for next year does not hurt the country's economic growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Oct 2, 2018
With just a year to go, Japan's businesses worry about complexities of forthcoming consumption tax rates
With the Abe government planning to raise the consumption tax rate to 10 percent from 8 percent on Oct. 1 next year, businesses are worried about the extra burden of a consumer-friendly relief measure.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Jul 5, 2018
Government tax revenues near historical high in FY 2017, belying Japan's precarious economic balancing act
Some economists see the upcoming 2019 consumption tax increase as a potential step toward repeating mistakes of the past.

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